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Common Ground: Thich Nhat Hanh: Roots of Peace (2001)

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This Common Ground interview of Thich Nhat Hanh begins with a brief biography of his life including his movements between Vietnam and the United States during the Vietnam War. Joined by such forces as Martin Luther King, Jr and Thomas Merton, Thich Nhat Hanh spoke openly about the harm caused to innocent people in his home country and the need to end war, which ultimately led to his exile from Vietnam.

He settled in France and established Plum Village where he continues to teach the practices of mindfulness to bring peace to our hearts and the world. Chantal Westerman interviews Thich Nhat Hanh who shares his insight on mindful walking, mindful eating, and mindful breathing. His core teaching is that all human beings can find peace and joy by living more mindfully.

Sister Annabel of Green Mountain Dharma Center says although the teachings are simple and our intellect wants to reject them, they are effective. She says to start with loving, knowing and understanding yourself. From there you will embrace your darkness and move to a place of joy and peace, like the lotus that grows out of the mud.

Chantal Westerman
Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Annabel


Thich Nhat Hanh: Roots of Peace Video
Episode 1 Thich Nhat Hanh: Roots of Peace
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slgisme, posted on August 3, 2015

I study Buddhism and practice yoga, but always can use a reminder of the simplicity and beauty of mindfulness. I really appreciate the mindfulness "contract" suggested at the end of the program. I will incorporating that into my life this week.

becky.loucks, posted on July 24, 2015

What a beautiful film - I truly appreciated it :)

becky.loucks, posted on July 24, 2015

What a beautiful film - I truly appreciated it :)

UserD7F9, posted on July 14, 2015

I've been listening to some of his retreats and have been so moved by the simplicity of mindfulness. I truly enjoyed and recommend this video.

camacl2000, posted on July 14, 2015

Beautiful xx

nidiaauroragilmorales, posted on December 24, 2013

It's deep, simple and wonderful! Thank you. It shows simply how to be in peace in the middle of daily life.

mckladouris, posted on December 30, 2013

I totally concur... :-)

r2e2me2, posted on August 9, 2012

comfort sorrow=positive action

faithsandberg, posted on August 1, 2012

Beautiful. Simple. Professionally done.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on August 18, 2011

Thich Nhat Hanh teaches mindfulness teachings such as "To walk on the earth is a miracle". This profile of his teachings is a good introduction to mindfulness.

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