Matthieu Ricard

Buddhist monk, photographer, and author.

Sometimes called the "happiest man in the world," Matthieu Ricard is a French writer, photographer and Buddhist monk.  Matthieu grew up among the personalities and ideas of French intellectual circles. He received a Ph.D. degree in molecular genetics from the Pasteur Institute in 1972. He then decided to forsake his scientific career and instead practice Tibetan Buddhism, living mainly in the Himalayas. He is a board member of the Mind and Life Institute and received the French National Order of Merit for his humanitarian work in the East.

Dr. Shefali Tsabary, PHD

Author, Clinical Psychologist.

Dr. Shefali is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York. She is the author of 2 best-selling books (The Conscious Parent and Out Of Control), and recently released her newest book The Awakened Family. She is a favorite contributor on Oprah's "Super Soul Sunday". Shefali received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University. As she was exposed to Eastern teachings at an early age, her specialty is in the integration of Eastern philosophy and Western psychology. It is a blend of East and West that allows her to reach a global audience, and establishes her as one of a kind in the field of mindfulness psychology. 

Catherine Ingram

Founder of Dharma Dialogues and author of In The Footsteps of Ghandi, Passionate Presence, and A Crack in Everything.


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