This talk (3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.) is a unique opportunity for people of all faiths and backgrounds to hear Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh offer his insight into how to achieve true peace within ourselves and our society.
Through the practice of mindfulness we can drop the preoccupations that keep us trapped in habitual ways of thinking and reacting, and experience the wonders that are available in the present moment. From this space of openness, we have the lucidity and energy to respond with understanding and compassion. This special Afternoon of Mindfulness also includes a guided meditation and healing chanting with the monks and nuns of Plum Village, a community of people dedicated to living harmoniously and being instruments of peace and compassion.
Thich Nhat Hanh will shine his light of Buddhist wisdom on the global issues and dilemmas that we are currently facing and offer a fresh perspective of how to engage in the world with an open heart and mind.
More information and updates are available on http://www.tnhvancouver2011.org/talk