Mary Picard

Mary Picard is a humanitarian worker and international consultant. While her profession takes her all over the world, she is currently based in Montreal, Quebec. Mary has been studying with Kambiz Naficy since her introduction to meditation at the Joy of Life Center in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in March 2008. This inspired her to take the 30-day Odyssey I course by correspondence with Kambiz in September that year. Then the opportunity to attend her first retreat with Joy of Life, led by Kambiz, came in January 2009 in Minnesota. Mary can be reached at

The Joy of Life: From Minnesota to Sri Lanka to Montreal

I was journeying back to Sri Lanka, my second trip there in one year as a humanitarian worker. On a personal level, I needed...