Local Connection on Saturday April 14 @ 4pm Kingston Premiere Screening: Members of Interbeing Sangha of Kingston, a group of mindfulness practitioners in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, will offer a guided meditation prior to the film, and will be available afterwards to answer questions about mindfulness practice and upcoming regional events in the Plum Village tradition. The sangha gathers weekly at 6:30 pm on Sunday evenings at Unitarian Place (206 Concession Street) to practice sitting and walking meditation, and welcomes newcomers. Learn more.
Synopsis: With unprecedented access, Walk With Me goes deep inside a Zen Buddhist community who have given up all their possessions and signed up to a life of chastity for one common purpose – to transform their suffering, and practice the art of mindfulness with the world-famous teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. Filmed over three years, in their monastery in rural France and on the road in the USA, this visceral film is a meditation on a community grappling with existential questions and the everyday routine of monastic life. As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ pursuit for a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.