With unprecedented access, documentary ‘Walk With Me’ takes us deep inside the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, and captures the life of a monastic community who have given up all their possessions for one common purpose – to practice the art of mindfulness. Filmed over three years, this visceral film is a meditation on a community determined to develop a deep sense of presence, not just for themselves but for all those they love. As the seasons come and go, the monastics’ inner journey is amplified by insights from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet, peace activist and a pioneer in bringing Buddhism to the West.
Martin Luther King called him “An Apostle of peace and nonviolence.” The media has called him “The Father of Mindfulness,” “The Other Dalai Lama” and “The Zen Master Who Fills Stadiums.” - and he is revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace
He has built a community of over 600 monks and nuns, and six monasteries and dozens of practice centers in America and Europe.
Max Pugh, director of the film said: "The experience of being on the road with the monastics changed my life in many ways. The practice of deep listening, sharing and living alongside the monastics moved me to dig deeper and to work harder to find ways to best represent their way of being on film ."
- DIRECTOR: MAX PUGH & MARC J. FRANCIS
NARRATED BY BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH
- STARRING: BROTHER PHAP LINH
SISTER AN NGHIEM
BROTHER PHAP HUU
SISTER DANG NGHIEM
- 94 MINS
- RATING – PG
£6.00 (£4.50 conc.)
Doors 7:30 PM
Film 8:00 PM