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Matthieu Ricard and the Himalaya

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The Himalayas. The chain of mountains which includes the highest peaks in the world, like the mount Everest. In these mountains lives at the Séchèn monastery, Matthieu Ricard , Buddhist monk, official interpreter of French for the Dalai Lama and photographer. A life spent in this intimacy allows him to capture, through his lens, the masters, the landscapes and the population of this isolated region of the world of which he takes a magnificent portrait. YellowKorner takes you on a trip to the Himalayas with Matthieu Ricard to help you discover the most beautiful snapshots of these mountain landscapes.

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BIOGRAPHY

Buddhist monk and neurobiologist, Matthieu Ricard is also a photographer and author. He has shared the grandiose beauty of the Himalayan region with us for many years. Born in 1946, he travelled to India for the first time in 1967 and met on this occasion remarkable masters of the Buddhist Tibetan tradition. After living in Tibet and Bhutan, he definitively moved to Nepal to the Shechen Monastery and became the Dalai Lama’s French interpreter in 1989, helping him to maintain a continuous dialogue between East and West. A life spent in this intimate space has allowed him to capture, through his lens, the masters, landscapes, and peoples of this isolated region of the world, and to paint a magnificent portrait of it. Matthieu Ricard is the author of many photographic books, including The Spirit of Tibet, Himalayan Buddhist, Tibet: Gazes of Compassion, Motionless Journey, and Monk Dancers of Tibet and Bhutan: Land of Serenity. His photographs have been exhibited in New York, Paris, Perpignan, Winterthur, Stockholm, and Hong Kong.  ... See more See less

" I use photography as a source of hope, which restores confidence in human nature and revives our awe at the natural world around us."

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The series of Namo Buddha

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The new series of Matthieu Ricard focuses on the spectacular views of the mountain Namo Buddha. The Tibetan temple appears through the mist nestled at the top of this mountain. A mysterious and mystical atmosphere is created. Matthieu Ricard presents us with a photographic fresco of great serenity and fullness. This contemplation and play of light soothes, Matthieu Ricard invites us into his contemplative journey and to his hymn to beauty. The photographs become an abstract expression of the landscapes asiatics and more specifically the Himalayan mountain range. The photographs exude a sense of rarity and beauty, the viewer finds himself in a Zen setting. This desire for meditation emanates from each spectator.

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His vision of the world

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These landscapes may seem so far away but for Matthieu Ricard it is this environment that shapes his daily life. He gives his personal vision of the Himalayan beauties, the peaks of Tibet or Nepal. Through his photographs, he shows the grandiose landscape that he encounters, a world of great cold , far from the big cities and fills with serenity. Matthieu Ricard also offers you a look full of truth. This Buddhist monk living in Tibet makes the magical landscapes magic of the high mountains of Nepal travel to you. It reveals to you a past life in the heart of a nature as breathtaking as it is unknown, a universe far away from ours.

In addition to his splendid landscapes, Matthieu Ricard also photographs the monks he meets. He creates a series of pictures of monks in meditation in some of the most incredible places: in a cave in Iceland, on a road in Patagonia or on the heights of Nepal. These photographs are a real ode to the fullness and beauty of the world.

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