Free October 9th? This Is Your Invitation to Meet Matthieu Ricard.

We are so excited to announce, to The Path community, the extraordinary chance to meet Matthieu Ricard.

On Sunday, October 9th, The Path is hosting Matthieu for a gourmet vegan brunch to celebrate the launch of his new book. This is an incredible opportunity to meditate with, learn from and ask questions to the person scientists call "the happiest man in the world."

We have just 40 seats available to join the brunch with Matthieu. We'll make them available today, September 28th, at noon. Please mark your calendar if you can be with us. 

If you joined us for our fundraiser with Matthieu last year, you get it. People still write notes about the impact Matthieu had on their lives. I've never experienced anything like being near Matthieu last year — for days afterwards I was vibrating with joy and literally could not stop smiling. I felt high on his positive energy. 

Who is he?

Matthieu gave one of the biggest TED talks of all time, on the "habits of happiness." He wrote the bestseller "Happiness: A Guide to Developing Life's Most Important Skill." He is a biochemist turned Buddhist monk, the French translator for the Dalai Lama, and when scientists wanted to map the effect of meditation on the brain, they chose to conduct the experiments on him (that's Matthieu in the photo of a monk with 256 sensors on his head). 

During our brunch, Matthieu will speak about his new book, A Plea for the Animals, about extending compassion to all living beings. He'll also guide us in meditation and answer your questions.

The food, the setting and the entire event will be extraordinary. We'll tell you more about that in our upcoming blog post. And because a charity is paying for our expenses, each dollar you spend to join us will go to Matthieu's humanitarian cause, to help under-served people in India, Tibet and Nepal (with special focus on rebuilding schools for girls devastated by the earthquake in Nepal).

You can join us for the brunch, the talk and the meditation, and receive a copy of Matthieu's book, for $50. You can also join us for a private tea with Matthieu before doors open (and then for the brunch) for $100.

Again please mark your calendars if you can join us: tickets for the Matthieu Ricard brunch will be released today, September 28th, at noon. 

We hope you can be with us to spend time with this extraordinary and inspirational man.