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「ひとひらの雲は決して死なず」

ウクライナでの戦争と拡大する人道的危機に対応するため、プラムヴィレッジ・グローバル・コミュニティは、私たちの師であるティクナットハン(タイ)のドキュメンタリー「ひとひらの雲は決して死なず」を公開し、平和と即時停戦を求める公開書簡を書きました。

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ティクナットハン師は、生涯を通じて平和と人権のたゆまぬ擁護者であり続けました。師の最も深い教え、洞察と実践の多くは、ベトナムの戦争で鍛えられました。

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平和への道はない。平和は道そのものであるのだから。

ティクナットハン

タイの「精神的な継続」として、またウクライナでの戦争と拡大する人道的危機に対応して、2022年4月2日、プラムヴィレッジ・グルーバル・コミュニティはタイの生涯を描いた感動的なドキュメンタリー映画「ひとひらの雲は決して死なず」と、高僧たちがすべての関係者に対してウクライナでの殺害を止めるように呼びかける手紙を公開しました。

俳優ピーター・コヨーテのナレーションで、マインドフルネス、世界倫理、平和に関する先駆的な教えで世界中から尊敬を集める世界的なスピリチュアルリーダー、詩人、平和活動家の生涯に迫ります。

この映画は、歴史家やコミュニティのメンバー、映画制作者のマックス・ピューとマーク・J・フランシスの共同制作です。

ウクライナに関する手紙、映画、サンガや他のコミュニティのメンバーと映画を共有し、分かち合うための進行役ガイド、その他のリソースへのリンクは以下のとおりです。

平和を求める公開書簡

親愛なる人間家族へ

私たちはウクライナにおいて刻々と展開する悲惨な戦争を目にしながら、若者から老人まですべての人々の苦しみに思いを馳せています。行動する仏教(Engaged Buddhism)の伝統を継ぐ国際的な共同体であるプラムヴィレッジは、この戦争を痛みと懸念をもって注視しています。

仏教の共同体ではありますが、クリスマスにはいつもロシア正教会の鐘の音を大きな喜びをもって聴き、ロシアやヨーロッパの豊かな精神的遺産を心に受け取っています。私たちの先生であるベトナム人僧侶ティク・ナット・ハン老師は、「カトリック、プロテスタント、正教会、そして仏教、それぞれながら鐘は鐘です」と言われました。文化や宗教的な基盤が異なろうとも、鐘の音に耳をすませば、安らぎに触れ、精神的な次元を分かち合う真実の出会いが起こります。

私たちの共同体は、ベトナムの行動する仏教の流れに発しています。ベトナムの20年近く続いた戦争では300万人以上が命を落とし、約200万人が難民として国外へ逃れました。戦争は決して解決になりえないことを私たちは先生によって知りました。戦争からは分断と憎悪だけが生まれ、それは何世代にも渡って続くのです。

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Watch it together

Designed for Sangha and other community leaders, this downloadable PDF offers background information about the film and about Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, suggestions for facilitating a discussion of the film, and resources for learning more about Thay’s teachings on peacemaking and ways practitioners can cultivate non-violence.

Become an Advocate for Peace

A Cloud Never Dies isn’t only intended to inform viewers. We hope it also inspires you to take action, in keeping with Thay’s teachings on engaged Buddhism. After watching this film, and reading the letter on Ukraine, you may ask: what can I do to be Thay’s continuation and to be an instrument of peace? Following are several suggestions, compiled with help from our lay Dharma teachers, for you to consider as your next steps:

  • Start a Book Discussion: Using one of the books listed below under Selected Resources, form an online or in-person book discussion group to explore more deeply Thay’s use of non-violent action during the Vietnam War. 
  • Walk for Peace: Schedule an outside, silent walking meditation for peace in your community. Before your walk, invite the bell and consider reading one of Thay’s poems (such as Call Me by My True Names) or a passage from one of Thay’s books. Afterward, consider forming a circle, dedicating the merit of the walk to all the victims of war and violence (including the perpetrators), and invite participants to share from their hearts anything that may have noticed along the walk, inside themselves or around them. 
  • Write Love Letters: Thay and Sister Chan Khong often wrote “love letters” to political leaders, addressing them as brothers and sisters, and asking them to choose the path of peace when considering legislation and leading their country or state. If you are part of a sangha, consider coming together to write letters to your political leaders, always keeping in mind that loving kindness opens more hearts (and doors) than anger and criticism. 
  • Commit to Right Action: The Plum Village Community offers the 5 Mindfulness Trainings and 14 Mindfulness Trainings to support ethical and peaceful living. Regularly reciting these precepts, alone or as part of a sangha, can provide nourishment and support as you determine how best to speak and live in a world struggling with violence and despair.
  • Join Hands with Additional Good Friends: Thay’s students have much to offer the peace, environmental, and racial justice communities. In return, we have much to learn from other groups working on these subjects. Look for opportunities to work together in mindfulness as friends on the path! 

About the Documentary

Narrated by actor Peter Coyote, A Cloud Never Dies is the first authorized biographical film made about the life of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Weaving together original video and photographic archive, this film depicts the rise of a young humble Vietnamese monk who became one of the world’s most influential and beloved spiritual leaders, inspiring millions to practice mindfulness to find peace in themselves and in the world. This film was commissioned by the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism and created by Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastic historians and community members, together with Max Pugh and Marc J. Francis, who produced the feature documentary, Walk With Me.”

About the producers

  • Marc J. Francis is a director, producer and cinematographer whose documentary films have won world wide critical acclaim and have been distributed across cinemas, television and streaming platforms. As a storyteller and seeker of wisdom Marc shines a light on the human condition by exploring the extraordinary stories of marginalized characters and unsung heroes in his signature immersive and intimate style.
  • Max Pugh is a Franco-British feature documentary and fiction film director who has also gained critical acclaim worldwide for his video art and installation work with the composer and filmmaker Michael Nyman. Max has also directed television drama and written and directed short films supported by the UK Film Council.

Responses

Thich Nhat Hanh said that even if all of the bombs in the world were shipped to the moon, until we cultivated peace in our hearts, war and violence would persist. Peace, he said, begins with ourselves. After watching A Cloud Never Dies, or as you and your Sanghas explore ways to be peace in your communities, we would love to hear your insights and stories. Please feel free to share them below.

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