Thich Nhat Hanh/Public Talk -- The Country of the Present Moment: Widsom for Global Peace and Happiness at Beacon Theatre
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Thich Nhat Hahn is a Vietnamese-born Buddhist monk who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr. He has dedicated his life to teaching mindfulness as a way to transform suffering for the benefit of individuals and society at large.
He will speak about how mindful living can generate a higher understanding and peace in ourselves and in our world, focusing on how to apply the practice of mindfulness to protect our planet, reconcile our differences, and continue beautifully into the future by taking care of the present moment. Thich Nhat Hanh will be joined by eighty monks and nuns from his monasteries in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Venue Description: Located on the Upper West Side, the 2,894-seat Beacon Theatre is considered to be Radio City Music Hall?s "older sister." The art deco-designed Beacon opened in 1929 as a venue for vaudeville acts, drama, opera and movies and is well regarded for its superior acoustics. In 2006, former President Bill Clinton celebrated his birthday with a private Rolling Stones concert. Past performers there include Queen, Jerry Garcia, Allman Brothers (they have performed there 173 times), Radiohead, Bryan Ferry, and many more. Beacon Theatre is accessible by subway; get the 1/2 train to 72nd Street station.