Books & Buddhism
Vincent Thibault is a Canadian writer who has published 15 books in French, including both fiction and nonfiction, with various 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 Buddhism for nearly twenty years. His practice is mostly focused on the Nyingma tradition, but he has also received teachings from different lineages. He has translated texts for Lotsawa House (from English to French), and his translation of Tulku Thondup Rinpoche’s book, The Heart of Unconditional Love, was recently released by Courrier du Livre in France. He is currently translating The Relaxed Mind by Dza Kilung Rinpoche and The Practice of Lojong by Traleg Kyabgon; these two projects are graciously supported by the Khyentse Foundation.
Vincent regularly organizes activities to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Here is the transcription of two talks he recently gave on foundational topics:
He has also published articles in magazines (Nuit blanche, Le libraire, Shambhala Sun), translated William Gilkerson’s award-winning novel, Pirate’s Passage (to be released by Éditions du Septentrion), penned prefaces for half a dozen books (new editions of literary classics), and gathered extensive experience in the book publishing industry (including as creative director and acquisitions editor). Furthermore, he has given talks in different countries, worked on film projects, and directed a short documentary that was released in 2020 (you can watch it here; English captions are available).
BOOKS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH
Parkour & Art du déplacement
Lessons in practical wisdom, 2015
Parkour and the Art du déplacement
Strength, Dignity, Community, 2013
Japanese short stories, 2014
Short ebook, 2014
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