The Zen Master’s Way to Deal with Trump

On February 16, 2017, Jo Confino of The Huffington Post discussed how Zen Buddhism can be a valuable coping mechanism to manage Donald Trump’s presidency. Confino’s piece was inspired as part of HuffPost’s #LoveTakesAction series, which highlights those fighting against hatred and supporting the vulnerable. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is known around the world as a spiritual leader and activist. He has created and promoted the idea of Engaged Buddhism, which involves combining mindfulness with action. He believes if we are mindful when taking a social action, it ensures our intentions are pure. Thich Nhat Hanh also believes in the power of nonviolence as a way to promote healthy change. Thich Nhat Hanh owns a “mindfulness practice center,” Plum Village in France. The Huffington Post had the opportunity to sit down with Sister Peace and Brother Phap Dung at Plum Village to see what advice they have for activists who are taking a stand against President Trump. Check out what they said on HuffPo. (Danielle)


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