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Tibet : An Inner Journey - Matthieu Ricard


An Inner Journey

Paperback Published: 27th August 2012
ISBN: 9780500289051
Number Of Pages: 232

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‘Tibet is the Roof of the World, a place where you feel that you are in the sky just as much are you are on the earth. The intense blueness of space contrasts sharply with the deep green of eastern Tibet’s rolling grasslands and the mineral colours of the west with its expanses of barren rock. For over a thousand years, Buddhist culture has been at the heart of Tibetan society, and anyone who has travelled across these high plateaux will understand how this contemplative civilization flourished in a landscape of such vastness… This book seeks to bear witness to all that survives of that ancient world – a world capable of making a valuable contribution to contemporary life. It also aims to provide a glimpse of a unique culture that is desperately trying to preserve its authenticity, despite the major upheavals that have shaken the land of its birth. … May the images that follow serve as an homage to inner beauty’ – Matthieu Ricard, from the Introduction

About the Author

Matthieu Ricard is the author of numerous books, including Bhutan, Buddhist Himalayas, Motionless Journey, Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill and The Monk and the Philosopher. He has been the Dalai Lama’s French interpreter since 1989.

Industry Reviews

'Very special photographs indeed ... they assault the senses with colour, line and beauty ... nothing short of brilliant ' - Outdoor Photography
'Matthieu's spiritual life and his camera are one and the same, and it is from this unity that these fleeting yet eternal images spring' - Henri Cartier-Bresson
'An interesting little publication jam-packed with environmental portraits' - Amateur Photographer

ISBN: 9780500289051
ISBN-10: 0500289050
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 27th August 2012
Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.8 x 18.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.59
Edition Number: 1

Matthieu Ricard

About the Author

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 and a prominent speaker on the world stage, celebrated at the World Economic Forum at Davos, forums at the United Nations, and ad TED where his talks on happiness and altruism have been viewed by over seven million people. He is a charismatic figure who has captured the minds and hearts of people all over the world.

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