Thoughts for Lowell Sustainability Week

Thanks to George DeLuca on Facebook for this link to a Guardian in the UK article about the Buddhist wiseman Thich Nhat Hahn’s statements on living in balance on Earth. Read the article here. Sustainability Week has become the theme for every week starting now.

Thich Nhat Hahn Buddhist retreat at Nottingham University

Web photo by Frank Schweitzer, courtesy of

It is not exactly a traditional Sunday stroll in the English countryside as 84-year-old Vietnamese zen master Thich Nhat Hanh leads nearly a thousand people through the rolling Nottinghamshire hills in walking meditation.

The silent procession takes on the shape of a snake as it wends its way extremely slowly through a forest glade and an apple orchard. The assembled throng are asked to deeply experience each step they take on the earth in order to be mindful in the present moment.