Teri West has been a student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (author of 'The Miracle of Mindfulness' and over 100 other books on mindfulness practices) since 1988. While camping with friends who had worked with him in the 70s to support Vietnamese refugees in the UK, they received an unexpected invitation to visit his newly founded retreat centre, Plum Village (www.plumvillage.org) in France.
Teri has studied and practised Thich Nhat Hanh's particular form of engaged buddhism ever since and is an active member of his Community of Interbeing (www.coiuk.org), initiating and co-leading family-friendly retreats and leading days of mindfulness in the west country, where she lives. Teri has also been recently ordained at Plum Village as a dharma teacher and is also a storyteller, singer/songwriter, workshop leader and clown, performing in the Nose to Nose (www.nosetonose.info) style of clowning.
Mindful Living Show Presentation
Friday 1st June 2018
“… We are determined not to force others, even our children, to adopt our views.’ - Thich Nhat Hanh.
Present Moment Parenting"
This talk looks at experiences in bringing up children and grandchildren with an attitude to life that is often in direct conflict with that which is offered by present-day attitudes in the media, lifestyle choices and in mainstream education.