Contemplation by Matthieu Ricard and Simon Velez

- through Fabrice Groult

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“Let us dare to be altruistic, let us dare to put it at the heart of our decisions and our institutions and, above all, at the heart of our contemplation. » Matthew Ricard

Through 40 black and white photographs, the Buddhist monk and photographer Matthieu Ricard invites us to this contemplation. It takes us into the unaltered immensity of the landscapes of Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal or elsewhere.

He captures the tenderness of a spiritual master beaming with kindness or a child with an innocent gaze. His luminous photographs, imprinted with harmony, immerse us in a universe of peace, conducive to spirituality. Punctuated with selected thoughts, they are a hymn to fullness and lead us to values ​​as fundamental as consideration for others or benevolence.

Presented for the first time in 2018 in Arles at the Rencontres de la photographie, the traveling exhibition "Contemplation" attracted more than 50 visitors. Each of the 000 black and white photographs is accompanied by a thought chosen by the photographer. A bilingual book with meditative quotes in French and English.

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Fabrice Groult

Fabrice Groult is an adventurer, photographer and Buddhist who has traveled the world since a young age. After studying Buddhism in India, he embarked on an eighteen-month journey through Asia that took him to the Himalayas, where he discovered his passion for photography. Since then, he has traveled the world capturing images of Buddhist beauty and wisdom. He was a guide for ten years, and is now a journalist with Buddhist News.

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