The monastics from Plum Village, students of world renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, came to Bristol on the 2nd November 2012 for another wonderful mindfulness workshop for young people.
In today’s busy world, we all experience the stress, pressures, and expectations of daily life, overconsumption, overwork, uncertainty and anxiety about the future.
This workshop gave us time and space to come together to disengage from all the busyness and begin to reclaim our freedom.
With the tools of mindfulness practice, we learnt how to stop and listen more deeply to ourselves and others, to explore what binds us and what can make us more free.
The young monks and nuns from Plum Village guided us through simple practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation, deep relaxation and eating meditation.
The most important thing to remember about mindfulness is that it is to be experienced. Words and people can describe it, but its true transformative power will be seen when you are able to practice it for yourself.
The Wake Up UK 2012 tour is organized by Wake Up – Young Buddhists and non-Buddhists for a Healthy and Compassionate Society, a world-wide network of young people practicing the living art of mindfulness, founded in 2008 by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village Meditation Centre, France.