Thich Nhat Hanh, world-honoured Vietnamese Zen Master, peace activist, and inspirational teacher, will be in Vancouver in August 2011. Here is the information about his visit, from his hosts – the University of British Columbia…
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The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh and monastics of Plum Village, Deer Park Monastery, Blue Cliff Monastery, and Magnolia Village will hold a residential meditation retreat and a public lecture in Vancouver, August of 2011:
Retreat: “Awakening the Heart”
- Dates: August 8-13, 2011
- Location: UBC Point Gray Campus
- (more details when these become available)
Lecture: “Open Mind, Open Heart: Touching the Wonders of Now”
- Date: Sunday, August 14, 2011
- Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
- Location and Address: Orpheum Theatre, 884 Granville Street
- (doors open at 2:00 PM with preliminary events until lecture begins)
Zen master, poet, Nobel Peace Prize nominee, peace and human rights activist, Thich Nhat Hanh has led an extraordinary life. Becoming a monk at age 16 in Vietnam, he soon confronted the human suffering and environmental devastation of war. From that time forward, he has chosen to assist and care for others while following the contemplative life of a monk. Through active social engagement and Buddhist practice, he advocates compassion and nonviolence.
See www.plumvillage.org for more information about Thich Nhat Hanh and his Sangha. Additional details and registration information about these events will be made available in the coming months.
The retreat and public lecture are made possible by the generous sponsorship of The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation.
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