French author Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist Monk living in Nepal. He has had a career as a cellular geneticist, as a photographer, and is an active participant in scientific studies on the visible effects of meditation on the brain. In this book he weaves together many disciplines: fiction, poetry, Eastern and Western philosophy, scientific research, and his own life experiences to help us apply a different perspective to the realities of today's world. Join us for a discussion of this positively joyful book. A short meditation will follow.