You publish The present is my refuge. Make us want…
In a world that is changing at lightning speed, we sometimes feel lost and anxious about the future. I suggest that readers learn to identify their personal needs so as not to forget themselves in this rapidly accelerating society. Illness has allowed me to develop well-being methods that can help my readers lead a gentler and more peaceful life.
What does this book reveal about you?
My pleasure in transmitting, through writing, the benefits of gratitude, forgiveness, contemplation and even singing.
A book that you could reread a hundred times?
The Prophet by Khalil Gibran. Joy and sadness are inseparable, he tells us, when one eats at our table, the other sleeps on our bed. Let us open ourselves to joy, despite the trials we have gone through. And if we are sad, let’s not let this emotion dominate us.
The person who meant a lot to your family?
My mother, who died seven years ago. When I was sick, she was constantly at my bedside, and knew how to comfort me like no other.
The Proust madeleine from your childhood?
Lake Annecy and the surrounding mountains. Being born and growing up in the middle of so much beauty is a true gift.
A quality to pass on?
I passed on my ability to reach out to others and communicate with them to my daughter Migmar, 25 years old (Tibetan, adopted in 2005, Editor’s note) . My father possessed this quality.
Which place appeals to you?
Imbued with Buddhist spirituality, I like to meditate in front of the river which runs through my garden, in the Var countryside. I draw my inspiration for life from nature and feel very close to the first peoples of Indonesia or the Amazon.
We offer you an hour of silence…
You don’t have to give it to me, I give it to myself every day! Silence is essential for me to read, meditate, walk with my dog and think about those I love.
Which beauty will save the world?
That of Tibetan flags fluttering in the wind and on which prayers are written. These pennants are so many supplications launched towards the heavens, for the good of the whole world.