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Radical Mindfulness: Zen Teachings for Challenging Times

Thursday, 2 May '19   6:30pm – 8:45pm BST
Cruciform Lecture Theatre, University College London, Gower St, Fitzrovia, London, WC1E 6BT


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A talk with monks and nuns trained by peace activist and renowned author, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. The evening will include meditations and mindfulness practices, and discussion on how mindful action can open a way forward in a fractured world.

Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Village style of engaged mindfulness was formed in heart of war his native Vietnman. He has said "when bombs begin to fall on people, you cannot stay in the meditation hall all of the time" and trained his students to bring mindfulness into their actions as they rebuilt villages and campaigned for peace.

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A pioneer of Engaged Buddhism, Thich Nhat Hanh as written the books The World We Have and Love Letter to the Earth which teach us how to deal with despair and burnout and show us the need to fall in love with our planet if we are to be able to protect it. His monastic students continue these relevant, accessible and much-needed teachings in our current times of political and environmental upheaval.

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Accessible for newcomers while also enriching for experienced practitioners, the evening will be refreshing and relaxing for all. The event will close with a chance to ask questions.

We are very grateful for UCL for providing the venue for this event and for the support of The Museum of Happiness.


Donation on the night

Suggested donation: £10- £15


Cruciform Lecture Theatre,
University College London,
Gower St, Fitzrovia,