When the suffering of the world is overwhelming ~ Lessons from Thich Nhat Hanh

Leni Cellini

Theme month 'Get off your kisses! Engaged Buddhism': When we look at the world, we can be deeply moved by the suffering that exists. The many crises we face can seem hopeless. Sometimes it overwhelms us and we can experience feelings of powerlessness or despair.How can we acknowledge the suffering of the world without becoming overwhelmed by it? Is that even possible? How can we find more balance and strength within ourselves? And what does mindful action mean in light of the current climate crisis? The committed Buddhism of Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh emerged during the Vietnam War. In this difficult context, he experienced the importance of practicing mindfulness to continue working for peace. In this lecture, Leni Cellini shares what she learned from Thich Nhat Hanh and his monks about how we can better care for ourselves, for our spirit, and for the earth.