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Matthieu Ricard

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MATTHIEU RICARD (left) is a Buddhist monk residing at the Shechen monastery near Kathmandu in Nepal. He is coauthor of the critically acclaimed The Monk and the Philosopher and is the official French translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

TRINH XUAN THUAN is a professor of astronomy at the University of Virginia and the author of the critically acclaimed The Secret Melody and several other popular science books.

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The Monk and the Philosopher
A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life
Written by Jean Francois Revel and Matthieu Ricard


Format: eBook, 384 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 16, 2011
Price: $13.99

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The Monk and the Philosopher
A Father and Son Discuss the Meaning of Life
Written by Jean Francois Revel and Matthieu Ricard


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: February 15, 2000
Price: $16.95

Jean Francois-Revel, a pillar of French intellectual life in our time, became world famous for his challenges to both Communism and Christianity. Twenty-seven years ago, his son, Matthieu Ricard, gave up a promising career as a scientist to study Tibetan Buddhism -- not as a detached observer but by immersing himself... Read more >
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The Quantum and the Lotus
A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet
Written by Matthieu Ricard and Trinh Xuan Thuan


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 4, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Quantum and the Lotus
A Journey to the Frontiers Where Science and Buddhism Meet
Written by Matthieu Ricard and Trinh Xuan Thuan


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 26, 2004
Price: $14.95

In The Quantum and the Lotus, Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk who trained as a molecular biologist and once worked in the lab of a Nobel prize-winning scientist, and Trinh Thuan, an acclaimed astrophysicist, offer an incisive account of the many remarkable connections between the teachings of Buddhism and the findings... Read more >
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