- Director, Karuna-Shechen, France
PhD in Cellular Genetics, France. Buddhist monk studying Buddhism in Himalayas for last 40 years. Founder, Karuna-Shechen, a humanitarian organization active in the Himalayan region; active in scientific research on effects of meditation on brain. Author of several books, including: The Monk and the Philosopher; Happiness; The Quantum and the Lotus; The Art of Meditation. Published five albums as photographer, including: Buddhist Himalayas; Tibet; Motionless Journey; Bhutan: The Land of Serenity. Member, Mind and Life Institute. Recipient of French National Order of Merit, for humanitarian works.