Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Peace is every step - Thich Nhat Hanh
This 50 minute video makes a fine introduction to engaged Buddhism. It follows the life and work of Vietnamese zen monk and peace activist, C from his upbringing in wartorn East Asia, to his exile in France and his activity for peace worldwide. The video also makes a good introduction to the community he founded, Plum Village, and to the Buddhist concept of 'interbeing' ('co-dependent arising'). I found Thich Nhat Hanh's words very inspiring, and the interviews with American Vietnam veterans extremely moving.