A book launch and conversation with the community of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
Join us in welcoming Jo Cofino to our city--and country, and celebrating two new crucial texts in the lineage of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Jo Confino, writer for the Guardian (UK), and soon to be Executive Editor of Impact & Innovation and Editorial Director of What's Working at the Huffington Post, will host the conversation with Sister Dang Nghiem and Brother Phap Hai to delve into the content of their new books:
Mindfulness as Medicine: A Story of Healing Body and Spirit
In 2009, Sister Dang Nghiem was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. As a result, she endured devastating physical and neurological symptoms and the re-surfacing of unresolved early traumas, from a childhood spent in Vietnam during the war, to living in foster homes in California as a teenager, to losing her fiancé in a drowning accident. A doctor herself, Sister Dang Nghiem applies both her medical knowledge and her advanced understanding of mindfulness to share the step-by-step techniques she uses to embrace and transform her suffering. "The art of suffering,” she says, "can bring about deep appreciation for life as well as profound peace, joy, and love for ourselves and other beings.”
Nothing To It: Ten Ways to Be at Home with Yourself
Born in Australia, Brother Phap Hai is the current Abbot of Deer Park Monastery in California. In Nothing to It, he uses his characteristic warmth and humor to invite us to take a fresh look at how we approach our lives, offering this ten-week guided course on the myriad different mindfulness practice moments that are available to us in our daily lives and that can offer extraordinary opportunities for transformation. They include eating a meal, listening a car alarm, walking, opening the door, sweeping, and many others.
doors open at 3pm, conversation at 3:30pm
breathing room, deepak homebase
on the mezz, at abc home
a mindfulness event created in tandem with the ongoing exhibit:
"I have arrived, I am home: The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh"
a collection of orginal, legacy calligraphies created over the last 45 years of Thich Nhat Hanh's mindful art practice
When & Where
In our gallery + theatre space, affectionately known as deepak hombase, within abc home, we host an ongoing conversation series, various wellness events, meditations & art exhibitions to present to our community the most crucial discoveries of our current world. Currently, the gallery is exhibiting the Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's legacy calligraphy collection.
The exhibit is entitled, "I have arrived, I am home", and is a collection of the most intentional and treasured pieces from his 40 years of practicing the mindful art of calligraphy.
the image above is the Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's original calligraphy
abc home is located @888 Broadway at E 19th St, Manhattan
the theater-gallery is located on the mezzanine level