“Slow down and breathe.” This advice will be highlighted and explained at a showing of the film Walk With Me, Friday, January 19, 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church, 901 E Neal Ave, Salina.
This contemplative journey follows in the steps of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and is a rare insight into life within a monastic community. The sun rises. Everything is calm and still. Benedict Cumberbatch’s composed, meditative voice adds a relaxed serenity to his reading of an extract from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals.
“Slow down and breathe” begins Max Pugh and Marc J Francis’ (Director of Black Gold, 2006) fascinating and immersive exploration of what it means to devote one’s life to mindfulness.
With unprecedented access to the famous secluded monastery of Plum Village in the South West of France, “Walk With Me” captures the daily routine and rituals of monks and nuns on a quest to develop a deep sense of presence.
It is an insightful rumination on the pursuit of happiness, living in the present and detaching from material things – a welcome remedy to the stresses of city life and a world in turmoil.
The film showing is sponsored by the Spirituality Resource Center in cooperation with Trinity United Methodist, Barry Dundas, Pastor. Other sponsors are Salina’s University United Methodist, Geniese Stanford, Pastor; United Methodist Church of the Cross, Loren Drummond, Pastor; First Presbyterian Church, Charlie Smith, Pastor, Sunrise Presbyterian Church, Martha Murchison, Pastor; and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Barb Gutsch, Lay Leader.