Local News
5:10 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Compassionate City: Matthieu Ricard

For the last installment of our interviews leading up to the Festival of Faiths and the visit by the Dalai Lama, I spoke with Matthieu Ricard.

A native of France, Ricard originally studied to become a scientist. But, trips to the Himalayas to commence his studies with many of the great Tibetan Buddhist masters changed his entire life course. At the age of 30, he became a monk. Among his many accomplishments has been revealing the connection between meditation and neuroscience. Ricard has also served as the French translator to the Dalai Lama.

Enjoy the interview.