HD - 2012 - France - 52 min - Color

Matthieu Ricard, on the path to compassion

Matthieu Ricard, sur le chemin de la compassion (original title)

A film by Jeanne Mascolo de Filippis

40 years devoted to the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism have made Matthieu Ricard, a courier between East and West.


Scientific, Buddhist monk, French interpreter for the Dalai Lama, photographer and author of texts on Buddhism and meditation, Matthieu Ricard is today one of the world.


This film allows us to discover his thoughts, his research, and its humanitarian, through its association KARUNA-Shechen.


Matthieu Ricard spends indeed much of his time to humanitarian projects in India and Nepal, as well as many symposia in which he was invited into the world of MIND and to DAVOS LIFE. He regularly participates in scientific studies on the effect of meditation on the brain.


He is a man of his time, putting his knowledge and his humanist philosophy for the well-being and vitality of the greatest number.

Jeanne Mascolo de Filippis


Born in Paris where she still lives nowadays, Jeanne Mascolo always had an intense passion for journeys. At the age of 24 she set off in holidays with a friend.

Destination: the East. Means: hitchhike.

She discovers India and above all the infinites landscapes of Himalaya and the Tibetan culture.

This love with the land and the Tibetan culture will change her life.

She will take a Graduate of Tibetan Language and Civilization and from 1978 to 1987, she designs, organizes and supervises tours and expeditions in Asia and particularly in the Himalayas and Tibet.

Jeanne Mascolo de Filippis



Matthieu Ricard,une voie bouddhiste                                                  

Sikkim, Darjeeling, Bhoutan                                             

L’enfance d’un maître                                                                             


Chris Bowler, Francesca Benzoni,

Paul Falkowski, Emmanuel Reynaud,

Jozée Sarrazin, 5 portraits de scientifiques


Peuples du monde, tibétains                                                           


Aller plus haut                                                                           


Edgar Morin, un penseur planétaire                            


Le voyage de Chencho                    


Christine Janin, au-delà de l'Everest                        

Françoise Pommaret, dans la forteresse de l'Himalaya


Original language: French
Produced by: Damia Films