The Hands of Peace


The Hand of Peace. Photo by: Brian Kipp

I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph a dialogue between Thich Nhat Hanh and David Suzuki. Of course, I took many pictures of each of them, showing Thay’s gestures, expressions as well as his open and compassionate countenance.

Part way through the discussion I became aware of the separate dialogue that was going on in Thay’s hands. His hands spoke to me of peace, conviction and true empathy, reinforcing his powerful words. ByBrian Kipp

Just a simple monk!

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Just as St Francis saw the Almond tree burst into bloom, so does mindfulness help us arrive in the present moment to see and hear the wonders of life – to see and hear God. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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