Movie Night! The Devotion of Matthieu Ricard

Devotion of Matthieu RicardThe happiest man alive. Time

Nearly forty years ago Matthieu Ricard left his native France and a promising career in cellular genetics to become a monk in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition in Nepal. He is now a translator, photographer and bestselling author (The Monk and the Philosopher, Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill) and an active participant in scientific research on the effects of meditation on the brain. He is involved in a number of humanitarian projects in Tibet and Nepal, where he resides.

This intimate portrait journeys with Matthieu as he continues the work of his late teacher, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, in the Himalayas, and as he serves as translator for the Dalai Lama in Europe and participates in scientific research there. His vivid photography and accessible stories of a monk s life in the Himalayas feature throughout.

Filmed on location in Europe, Tibet, India and Nepal, with footage and photographs from Tibet by Matthieu Ricard. With: Matthieu Ricard, Kangyur Rinpoche, Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Yahne le Toumelin, Eve Reneleau, Gerard Godet, Madelèine Trehin, Dr. Tania Singer, Uttam Sanjei

Please enjoy this lovely film with us. Bring something to eat or drink for our potluck table. Movie Night is free and open to the public, but our current space is small. Sorry, but we need to limit attendance to the first 16 who sign up. Please RSVP to info@rigpanyc.org.

Friday March 27, 7pm.

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