Mindfulness Talk By Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindfulness Talk By Thich Nhat Hanh

Ever wanted to learn mindfulness directly from and old and wise monk?

You can! And you don’t even have to move an inch to do so.

Here is a mindfulness talk that was held in 2011 by Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh.

Following is the YouTube description of this event:

Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh (known as Thay in his circles) made a rare visit to the Googleplex to lead a half-day Health@Google workshop in the fundamentals of mindfulness. The exercises and rituals of mindfulness lay the path to optimal health and happiness.

Thay may be the second most famous Buddhist monk in the world, right after the Dalai Lama. He is certainly one of the best known and most respected Zen Masters in the world. Thay is a best-selling author, poet, and peace activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King Jr. He is a key pioneer in actively applying insights from meditation to solving real-world social, political and environmental problems. Thay most recently published Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, with Harvard School of Public Health nutritionist Dr. Lilian Cheung. At 85, he’s touring North America before retiring to his monastery in France.

Life at Google is fast, furious and fun, yet it can take a toll on ourselves and our loved ones. Through Thay’s specially crafted workshop, you’ll learn how to reduce stress, eat for health, sleep better, find emotional stability, improve concentration and sustain optimal performance.

–Chade-Meng Tan

This Google mindfulness event lasts for almost 3 and a half hours, and starts off by a musical performance by some of his students. We are encouraged to partake.

It then continues with a guided meditation, before Thich Nhat Hanh enters the stage at about 34:00. We are then given an introduction by a Google employee, and a talk by a Dr. Lilian Cheung which organized this event.

Than, at about 56:00, we start on a “Mindfulness Journey” together with Thich Nhat Hanh. Enjoy:

Did you enjoy this event? Please comment below and share your experience of Thich Nhat Hanh’s talk.

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