The Meditation Art

The Meditation Art

Matthieu Ricard

The famous Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard is back to the great joy of all at the TOHU for his last conference in Quebec: The Art of Meditation.

Two privileged moments with him are offered to you:

  • (VIP package) Starting at 5:30 pm, you are invited to attend a dialogue between Matthieu Ricard and Nicole Bordeleau, a reference in Quebec concerning stress management and the art of well-being, hosted by Jean-Marie Lapointe, lecturer, author and comedian for the benefit of Karuna Canada, which helps the most disadvantaged people in Nepal while enjoying a vegetarian meal (included).
  • At 7:30 pm, the workshop "The Art of Meditation" begins. Meditation is not a matter of words, but of practice. Matthieu Ricard shows you the benefits, the guidelines and the pitfalls that lie ahead when you practice to achieve this state of well-being and how to integrate them into everyday life.

Matthieu Ricard

Born in France in 1946 as the son of French philosopher Jean-François Revel and artist Yahne Le Toumelin, 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.

He is an international best-selling author of_ Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World, Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill, Why Meditate?_ (The Art of Meditation in the UK), The Quantum and the Lotus (a dialogue with the astrophysicist Trinh Xuan Thuan), and The Monk and the Philosopher, a dialogue with his father, Jean Francois Revel. His books have been translated into over twenty languages. His TED talks have been seen by over 7 million people : How to let altruism be your guide, and Happiness.

Matthieu Ricard has dedicated his life to the study and practice of Buddhism following the teachings of the greatest Tibetan spiritual masters of our time. He has been the French interpreter for the Dalai Lama since 1989. He is the author of several volumes of Buddhist texts translated from the Tibetan. He is also the author and photographer of a number of photography books including Bhutan: Ode to Beauty, The Land of Serenity, Motionless Journey: From a Hermitage in the Himalayas, and Tibet: An Inner Journey.

All proceeds from Matthieu Ricard's books, photographs, and events are donated to Karuna-Shechen (, the humanitarian association he created. Based on the ideal of ‟compassion in action”, Karuna-Shechen develops education, medical, and social projects for the underprivileged populations of the Himalayan region.