Meditation In Action: The Life and Work of Thich Nhat Hanh
Leading Vietnamese Zen teacher and author, Thich Nhat Hanh has had a profound impact on contemporary thinking and social action. His efforts to achieve an early peaceful end to the American war in Vietnam earned him a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and a forty-year exile from his homeland.
Peace Is Every Step is an intimate and direct portrait of of a monk who has lived through war and fought back with meditation, love and grace under fire. These teachings are a testimony to the faith that simple practices and insights drawn from the Buddhist meditative tradition can help change conditions for the better: on a personal level, in the family, in the community, in a nation and in the world.
Narrated by Ben Kingsley. Produced and Directed by Gaetano Kazuo Maida
Filmed on location in Plum Village, France; Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.; and at retreats around the U.S.
Includes rare archival footage from Vietnam in the 1960s.
Bonus feature: Touching Peace—An Evening With Thich Nhat Hanh. This 90-minute public talk before an audience of 3500 in Berkeley, California; introduced by author/activist Joanna Macy.