In 2014, I’ve decided to write about the people that inspire me. I wrote about the Dalai Lama last week.
Thich Nhat Hanh is next.
His best selling book ‘Living Buddha Living Christ‘ is a must read. He is a peace activist, buddhist monk and renowned author. In this interview, Oprah asks him questions about his Childhood, Vietnam, Martin Luther King, Terrorism, Conflict & Mindfulness. He shares the 4 little mantras that can make us a little happier. They seem so simple. Why are they so tough to put into practice? Have you got the answer? I hope you become more mindfully present after watching this video clip.
Read the 10 questions below. Watch the clip & try to find the answers to the questions.
- How old is he in this video?
- How many books has he written?
- Where does he live today?
- How does he respond to stressful events?
- Why were his parents reluctant about him becoming a monk?
- How does he define the Beginner’s Mind?
- Why couldn’t he go back to his country?
- How do you perform Deep Listening?
- Is there ever a place for anger?
- What are the 4 little mantras that can make us happy?
How do you check your answer?
- Share this video with a friend and try answering them together.
- Set this as a homework activity for English class.
- Post your answers here & we can correct them together.
Can you ask these questions to someone you know? Interview that person & then get interviewed in return.
- Did you know Thich Nhat Hanh before today?
- How did the interview make you feel?
- What did you like most about what he said?
- Did you dislike anything about the interview?
- Would it be difficult for you to follow the 4 simple Mantras? Why?
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p.s. this post was a mix between English & Mindfulness training. I thought I’d try a double whammy!