Lecture by Yongey Mingyour Rinpoche and Matthieu Ricard on September 9 in Paris

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Yongey Mingyour Rinpoche will be in Paris, accompanied by Matthieu Ricard, for a conference entitled “For the love of the world”. This conference is organized on the occasion of the publication in French of the new book by Yongey Mingyour Rinpoche For the love of the world (the wanderings of a Buddhist monk) published by Fayard.

An exceptional evening during which Yongey Mingyour Rinpoche will exchange with Matthieu Ricard on the theme of his latest book For the love of the world, a rare and intimate account of a world famous Buddhist monk's near-death experience and life-changing experience.

One summer night, at the age of thirty-six, Father Yongey Mingyour Rinpoche sneaks out: he decides, in the greatest secrecy, to abandon the comfort of his monastery and the prestige of his name. His solo journey will last more than four years.

We follow this human and spiritual adventure through all the states that the traveler goes through: enjoyment of freedom, but also the difficulties of loneliness and extreme discomfort. Because the abbot made the choice to experience the greatest destitution and it will cost him to be close to death. This episode confronts him with his fears, but above all brings him new wisdom which he transmits to the reader with frankness and serenity. The answers to the most overwhelming anxieties are often found outside our comfort zone and looking for difficulty in order to better accept it allows us to transform our fear of dying into a joy of living.

The conference will be presented by Antoine Lutz, doctor in cognitive neurosciences, director of research at INSERM, specialist in the study of the impact of meditation practices on consciousness, attention, emotion regulation and the perception of pain.

After the conference, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche will sign his new book, which will be on sale in the hall from 19 p.m.

Yongey Mingyour Rinpoche and Matthieu Ricard will speak in English. Simultaneous translation into French will be offered, reserve your headset when purchasing your ticket.



Born in 1975 in Nubri (Nepal), Yongey Mingyour Rinpoche is a great master of meditation teaching all over the world. He is notably the author of bliss of meditation (Fayard, 2007), happiness of wisdom (The links that liberate, 2010) and From confusion to clarity (Fayard, 2016).

Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk, author, photographer and translator. He has been the Dalai Lama's French interpreter since 1989.


The ticket office is already open for the broadcast of the event live on video on the Internet.
Price reduced to 6 euros instead of 8 for any registration until August 31, 2019.

As the Théâtre des Actualités room is full, the conference will be filmed and broadcast live on the internet.

> To register for the broadcast of the conference with simultaneous translation in French:

> To register for the broadcast of the conference in English:


Pratical information

Monday September 9, 2019 at 20 p.m.
New Releases Theater – 24 Boulevard Poissonnière, 75009 Paris (metro: Grands Boulevards)

> More information: http://www.rencontres-perspectives.fr/

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Henry Oudin

Henry Oudin is a Buddhist scholar, spiritual adventurer and journalist. He is a passionate seeker of the depths of Buddhist wisdom, and travels regularly to learn more about Buddhism and spiritual cultures. By sharing his knowledge and life experiences on Buddhist News, Henry hopes to inspire others to embrace more spiritual and mindful ways of living.

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