Internationally respected peace activist, author, and Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, will be exhibiting his calligraphy at ABC Home Deepak HomeBase, 888 Broadway, New York, from September 7-December 31, 2013, and it will be free and open to the public. 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.
He 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 calligraphic expressions as a work of art, and is also a living meditative experience for those who attend. 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.
Additionally, Thich Nhat Hanh will give a public talk – the second to last stop on the ‘Nourishing Great Togetherness Tour, The Present Moment: Wisdom for Global Peace and Happiness.” It will take place at the Beacon Theatre on Saturday, September 7, 2013, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
He will speak about how mindfulness can save us from personal suffering, war and global warming, and 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 his monasteries in Europe, Asia, and North America, including Blue Cliff Monastery in upstate New York, will be present and participating in mindfulness activities.
Tickets for the talk are available via www.ticketmaster.com or at the Beacon Theatre Box office in person.