Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Heart of Happiness (Thich Nhat Hanh)

Ashley Wells, CC Liu, Wisdom Quarterly; Thich Nhat Hanh Southern California Tour Planning Team, Deer Park Monastery Community
Thay is an author, poet, teacher, scholar, peace activist, and master calligrapher, distilling ancient Buddhist teachings into simple phrases that resonate with modern times, capturing and expressing a lifetime of meditative insight, peace, and compassion.

Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) will be coming to Southern California in October 2013.
He is revered as one of the greatest peacemakers of our times and author of more than 100 books. He was nominated by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. for the Nobel Peace Prize and has been a Buddhist monk, peace activist, and advocate of mindfulness, love, and forgiveness since the age of 16.

All can hear this revered Buddhist monk speak at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium about "Touching the Heart of Happiness." The program will include guided meditation, monastic and audience chanting, the talk, and will also explore how mindfulness practice and meditation can bring about inner peace and affect the people around us and the world.
  • Saturday, October 19th, 2013, 4:00 pm (doors 3:15 pm)
  • Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 East Green Street, CA 91101
  • $35 (purchase fees differ depending on the point of purchase). Tickets are nearly gone for the public talk, so get them soon to avoid disappointment. Box Office: (626) 449-7360.
For more information about Thay's North American Tour, visit tnhtour.org or follow him on NSA-friendly platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
If joining any part of the tour, tag posts with the hashtags #TogethernessTour or #PeaceIsEveryStep.
U.S. premiere of Calligraphic Meditation
NEW YORK - Calligraphic Meditation: The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh is a collection of some of Thay's most poignant recent calligraphies. On display in the United States for the first time, this exhibition offers a rare opportunity to spend time in the presence of his art. It is an invitation to touch, through simple words, our own stillness, understanding, and compassionate action.
  • Saturday, Sept. 7-Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013
  • FREE, open 7 days a week, during store hours
  • ABC Home, Deepak HomeBase, 888 Broadway, New York, NY
There are monthly mindfulness events in October, November, and December 2013. Touch happiness in everyday life!

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