Art Of Peace

The mind can go in a thousand directions, but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.

~Thich Nhat Hanh

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Thich Nhat Hanh Calligraphy I Have Arrived I am Home.

Currently, the ABC Home gallery In NYC is exhibiting the Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s legacy calligraphy collection. The exhibit is entitled, “I have arrived, I am home.” A collection of the Zen Master’s most intentional and treasured pieces from his 40 years of practicing the mindful art of calligraphy.

ABC Home is an interactive museum, a portal into collective creativity with seven floors of sustainable design, eco-fashion, global cooperatives, farm-to-table restaurants and a gallery and theatre space. As a design destination, ABC guides a conscious, influential participant to creatively commit to nurturing the planet while actualizing home as a sacred space. In the gallery + theatre space, ABC hosts an ongoing conversation series, various wellness events, meditations and art exhibitions, to present the community with crucial discoveries from our contemporary world.

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Thich Nhat Hanh + Mother Earth Is The Most Beautiful Bodhisattva & Peace Is Every Breath Calligraphy.

For more than 50 years Thich Nhat Hanh has been a pioneer of what is often referred to as engaged and applied Buddhism -relating the ancient wisdom to more contemporary concerns, including relationships, consumption, politics, peace, communities, and ethics. Hanh teaches mindfulness, the skills to stay happily in the present moment instead of getting lost in the past or obsessing about the future, for a healthier mind, body and soul.

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Thich Nhat Hanh Calligraphy Breathe You Are Alive.

The theory is that by maintaining our thoughts in the now, by quieting down our minds and focusing our energy in the present, we can be more productive, more creative and ultimately lead happier lives. This is no easy task given the fast pace of modern life. Hanh distils ancient Buddhist teachings into simple phrases constructed so as to resonate with modern life -more accurately modern western lives. “In my calligraphy there is ink, tea, breathing, mindfulness, and concentration” observes the monk, prolific author, poet, teacher, scholar and peace activist. Writing calligraphy, he says, is a practice of meditation. “I write the words or sentences that can remind people about the practice.” The short, sweet sentences are therefore meant as a set of tools, and the calligraphy is seen as a visual aid to enhancing their impact.

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This Moment Is Full of Wonders: Zen Calligraphy of Thich Nhat Hanh, Hardcover, 115 pgs, Chronicle Books, November 2015.

World famous Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh has inspired millions of readers in the practice of mindful living. Never before, however, have his calligraphy artworks, equally renowned, been available in book form. This Moment Is Full of Wonders collects more than 60 full-color artworks by the beloved figure in a richly textured hardcover package. As beautiful as they are inspirational, the ink-rendered phrases offer eloquent distillations of Buddhist wisdom, such as “Peace is every step,” “Be free where you are,” and “Smile to the cloud in your tea” -seemingly simple sayings that resonate with meaning. Interspersed throughout the book are iconic passages from his best-known teachings, printed on semi-transparent overlays that faintly obscure, then illuminate, the artworks beneath. At once a tool for personal growth and a visual treasure, This Moment Is Full of Wonders will delight spiritual seekers of all backgrounds.