Slow down and breathe. This contemplative journey follows in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and is a rare insight into life within a monastic community. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Life is beautifully serene as Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice reads an extract from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals. So begins this fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness.
With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, Walk With Me captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence. It is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and our attachment to material things – a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil.
Followed by Q&A with director Marc J Francis and 3 of the monks who reside in the monastery featured in the film.
The bar will be open from 4pm, but closed following the screening due to a private event.
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- Running time
- 94 mins
- Other features
- Max Pugh and Marc J Francis