Difficult to get past his heavy French accent and phrasing, but interesting speaker. His philosophy is compelling and simple, but rather vague when it comes to actual application and meditation methods. Still worth listening to - I am still thinking about his message a week after finishing it. Recording quality is good.
Matthieu Ricard has been the French interpreter for the Dalai Lama since 1989. His books include Bhutan and Tibet. Ricard lives in Nepal.