Literature & Dharma

Vincent Thibault is a Canadian writer who has published 15 books in French, including both fiction and nonfiction, with different publishing houses in Quebec. From novels to travel memoirs and philosophical essays, his work is surprisingly varied, but keeps exploring key themes—the meaning of kindness; the quest for clarity and wisdom in a hectic and noisy world; courage in the face of uncertainty; and the reconciliation of tradition and modernity.


A proponent of what he calls “lucid optimism,” Vincent has been studying Tibetan Buddhism for over 15 years. His practice is mostly focused on the Nyingma tradition, but he has also received teachings from different lineages. He has translated some short texts for Lotsawa House (from English to French), and his French translation of Tulku Thondup Rinpoche’s book, The Heart of Unconditional Love, will be released in 2020 by Courrier du Livre.

Vincent has published articles in magazines (Nuit blanche, Le libraire, Shambhala Sun), penned prefaces for half a dozen books (new editions of literary classics), worked on film projects, and recently directed a short documentary that will be released in 2020.


He is currently working on English-language books and articles, and he is excited to be switching languages. In the meantime, his essays on parkour and “art du déplacement,” as well as a few of his short stories, have been translated. You can also follow him on Facebook and sign up for his newsletter below.

Photo Martin Cauchon novembre 2018 DSC_8


Parkour & Art du déplacement

Lessons in practical wisdom, 2015


Parkour and the Art du déplacement

Strength, Dignity, Community, 2013



Japanese short stories, 2014


The Walker

Short ebook, 2014



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