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Matthieu Ricard

French writer and Buddhist monk

1946   -  

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: Tibetan, English, French
educated at: Lycée Janson-de-Sailly
occupation: bhikkhu, photographer, writer, translator
award received: Knight of the National Order of Merit, Knight of the Legion of Honour

Matthieu Ricard (Nepali: माथ्यु रिका, born 15 February 1946) is a French writer, photographer, translator and Buddhist monk who resides at Shechen Tennyi Dargyeling Monastery in Nepal. Matthieu Ricard grew up among the personalities and ideas of French intellectual circles. He received a Ph.D. degree in molecular genetics from the Pasteur Institute in 1972. He then decided to forsake his scientific career and instead practice Tibetan Buddhism, living mainly in the Himalayas. Ricard is a board member of the Mind and Life Institute. He received the French National Order of Merit for his humanitarian work in the East with Karuna-Shechen, the non-profit organization he co-founded in 2000 with Rabjam Rinpoche. Since 1989, he has acted as the French interpreter for the Dalai Lama.
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