Just back from a long weekend with the Thai Plum Village people (not to be confused with the Village People) (sorry, I couldn’t help myself), which is the local sangha of revered Vietnamese Buddhist teacher and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh. We spent the time in the mountains near Chiang Dao, in Northern Thailand, meditating in various ways: breathing in, breathing out, smiling, sitting, singing, lying and walking. The message of this simple practice is powerful: make yourself peaceful, and you can make the world peaceful.
Here is a video of Thich Nhat Hanh sharing his vision of world peace, in a speech given to the 2009 Parliament of World Religions in Melbourne, Australia. It’s strong medicine, so don’t be deceived by its sweetness and simplicity.