Arles: photos, meditation and music

by Charles Hastings
This summer Matthieu Ricard joined Maria João Pires for two concerts in the  Roman amphitheatre of the ancient French city of Arles. In parallel, Matthieu’s photo exhibition in a monumental bamboo pavilion on the opposite bank of the Rhone drew a constant stream of visitors. 150 people were able to attend a group meditation in this extraordinary setting.
Photos by Charles Hastings, except for the last one, by Pauline Bechet.

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