U.S. Premiere of Calligraphy Exhibit and Public Talk

Two New York Events this fall with Peace Activist, Author, and Zen Master THICH NHAT HANH

One of the world’s leading spiritual teachers. –The Guardian

Among Buddhist leaders influential in the West, Thich Nhat Hanh ranks second only to the Dalai Lama. –The New York Times

Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal inner peace and peace on earth. –Dalai Lama

Calligraphy Exhibit
September 7, 2013 – December 31, 2013

ABC Home, Deepak HomeBase
888 Broadway, New York, New York
Free and open to the public | Wheelchair Accessible

Open for viewing during store hours:
Mon-Wed, Fri & Sat: 10am-7pm; Thurs 10am-8pm; Sun 12pm-6pm

Thich Nhat Hanh has produced many beautiful and meaningful calligraphies—including Peace is Every Step; Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World; Be Still and Know; Be Free Where You Are—to remind people of the practice of mindful breathing, mindful walking, mindful eating, and mindful living.

The exhibition Calligraphic Meditation: The Mindful Art Of Thich Nhat Hanh is a collection of superbly executed calligraphic expressions as a work of art. It is also a living meditative experience for those who attend, whether experienced meditators or not. The central theme is the Art of Mindfulness, which visitors will be invited to explore through reflecting first on the exquisite artwork and then on the selected excerpts from the Zen Master’s writing as an inspiration to practice the art of mindful living themselves.

This will be the first time Thich Nhat Hanh’s calligraphy will be on display in the United States. The exhibit has been shown in France, Germany, South Korea, Thailand, Vancouver, and Hong Kong, where curator, Dr. Eva Yuen, wrote:

The joy of looking at Thich Nhat Hanh’s calligraphies can be described as watching a beautiful dancer weaving himself into harmonious postures with perfect control.

The principles on which the brush strokes are balanced into a beautiful pattern are the achievements of his aesthetic vision and years of practice.

Public Talk at The Beacon Theatre
September 7, 2013

Nourishing Great Togetherness Tour
The Present Moment: Wisdom for Global Peace and Happiness

Tickets on sale June 14 Online via Ticketmaster
In person: Beacon Theatre Box Office, 2124 Broadway, NY
Prices: $45, $55, $65 and $30 for students, seniors, veterans

Mindfulness is the practice of coming back to the present moment in order to more deeply and objectively experience life, relieve one’s suffering, and bring happiness to oneself and others.

Internationally respected peace activist, author, and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh will speak about how mindfulness can save us from personal suffering, war, and global warming. He will teach how people can use mindfulness to bring peace and happiness to themselves, those around them, and the world.

Eighty monks and nuns from Thich Nhat Hanh’s monasteries in Europe, Asia, and North America, including Blue Cliff Monastery in upstate New York, will be present and participating in mindfulness activities.
Biography: Thich Nhat Hanh

Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh has led a remarkable life. Born in central Vietnam in 1926, he joined the monkhood at the age of 16. During the Vietnam War, he led monks and nuns into the villages to help the victims, thus establishing the roots of engaged Buddhism, a Buddhism that engages with societal ills, violence, and environmental degradation. He has dedicated his entire life to teaching mindfulness as a way to transform suffering for the benefit of individuals and society at large.

Martin Luther King, Jr. nominated Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967 describing him as “an apostle of peace and nonviolence.” Thich Nhat Hanh has taught at Columbia University and the Sorbonne and established Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon. He is the author of more than 100 titles of poems, prose, and meditations, including the best-selling Call Me by My True Names, Peace Is Every Step, Living Buddha Living Christ, Teachings on Love, and Anger. Dwelling in the present moment is, according to Thich Nhat Hanh, the only way to truly develop peace, both in oneself and in the world.

Today, Thich Nhat Hanh lives in Plum Village, a monastery he founded in southwestern France, after he was exiled from Vietnam. He leads retreats worldwide on The Art of Mindful Living, including in North America, which he visits every two years.