Thich Nhat Hanh at Google

In September, 2011, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh made an unprecedented visit to Google, along with his monks and nuns.

Thich Nhat Hanh at Google is a rare event and he conducted a half day of mindfulness. In 2013, he led a whole day of mindfulness.

Chade-Meng Tan is Google’s “jolly good fellow!” Here is what he had to say:

Thay [Thich Nhat Hanh] may be the second most famous Buddhist monk in the world, right after the Dalai Lama. He is certainly one of the best known and most respected Zen Masters in the world. Thay is a best-selling author, poet, and peace activist who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr. He is a key pioneer in actively applying insights from meditation to solving real-world social, political and environmental problems. Thay most recently published Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life, with Harvard School of Public Health nutritionist Dr. Lilian Cheung. At 85, he’s touring North America before retiring to his monastery in France.

Life at Google is fast, furious and fun, yet it can take a toll on ourselves and our loved ones. Through Thay’s specially crafted workshop, you’ll learn how to reduce stress, eat for health, sleep better, find emotional stability, improve concentration and sustain optimal performance.

If you have been following my blogs for a while, you know that I consider Thay my teacher. His kindness and gentleness have inspired me for more than 25 years.

My favorite book of his is Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddha. When my children were young, I would open the book to a random spot. I’d quickly find a story and read it to them. They loved these short stories of the life of the Buddha.

Would you know anyone who would like to hear the stories of the Buddha? Especially stories told by Thay? If so, please share this with your family and friends.

Old Path White Clouds

Old Path White Clouds

Note: This video first appeared on Best Meditation Videos on June 9, 2012. It has been revised to accompany last Tuesday’s article on 60 Minutes of Mindfulness with Anderson Cooper.

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