The Art of Meditation, with Matthieu Ricard

With Matthieu Ricard

May 8, 2018

Date and Time Details: Tuesday, May 8th, 2018; Programme starts at 6 pm and ends at 9:30 pm

Location: Ripa International Center

Address: Hilfligweg 10
CH - 3172 Niederwangen (Bern)

Program Contact: Email:
Phone: + 41 (0) 31 981 03 77.

Matthieu Ricard will talk about how the practice of meditation can change the  understanding of one’s self and the world. His explanations will guide participants through the theory, spirituality and practical aspects of deep contemplation. Through his experience as a monk, his close reading of sacred texts and his deep knowledge of the Buddhist masters, Matthieu Ricard reveals the significant benefits that meditation – based on selfless love and compassion – can bring to each of us.

This public talk will be followed by the official opening of a photograph exhibition by Matthieu Ricard.

The proceeds of both the public talk and the photo exhibition will support the actions of Karuna – Matthieu Ricard’s humanitarian organization –  and the Ripa International Center – a Nyingma Buddhist Center under the spiritual guidance of His Eminence Namkha Drimed Rinpoche – committed to preserving and spreading the teachings of the Buddha for the benefits of all sentient beings.

Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, author, translator, and photographer. He first visited India in 1967 where he met great spiritual masters from Tibet. After completing his Ph.D. degree in cell genetics in 1972, he moved to the Himalayan region where he has been living for the past 45 years. 

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Programme starts at 6 pm and ends at 9:30 pm – possibility to stay overnight ( 

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About the Teacher

Matthieu Ricard

Matthieu Ricard, PhD, is a Buddhist monk who went from a scientific career as a molecular biologist in France to the study of Buddhism in the Himalayas 45 years ago. Author of several books, including The Monk and the Philosopher, … More