This is the talk of Thay from the Day of Mindfulness at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism on the 22nd of May, 2011. Thay speaks about calming and healing the body and mind, and about the art of bringing about happiness and reconciliation in our relationships. Towards the end of the talk he offers an orientation on the practice of walking meditation.
Watch it on blip.TV…
If you can’t communicate with yourself how can you communicate with others?
Many Thanks to Thich Nhat Hanh for sharing this clip!
One of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today, poet, and peace and human rights activist, Thich Nhat Hanh (called Thây by his students) has led an extraordinary life. Born in central Vietnam in 1926 he joined the monkshood at the age of sixteen. The Vietnam War confronted the monasteries with the question of whether to adhere to the contemplative life and remain meditating in the monasteries, or to help the villagers suffering under bombings and other devastation of the war. Nhat Hanh was one of those who chose to do both, helping to found the “engaged Buddhism” movement. His life has since been dedicated to the work of inner transformation for the benefit of individuals and society.