What would it be like to spend three years in the presence of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh?

Viewers of Walk with Me will get a taste of life at Plum Village, a remote monastic center in southwestern France that the famed Zen teacher and poet founded in 1982. The film is currently premiering in cities across the U.S.

Narrated by English actor Benedict Cumberbatch, the film is described as a meditative and cinematic look at Plum Village, which is home to more than 200 monks and nuns.  

Filming wrapped up before Thich Nhat Hanh suffered a stroke in 2014. He remains unable to speak and paralyzed on his right side, and the film in part preserves his verbal teachings.

Below, you can watch an exclusive clip that was filmed during one of Thich Nhat Hanh’s routine question and answer sessions that he previously held with retreatants:

Watch the full trailer below:

In New York City, Plum Village monastics will lead a guided walking meditation before a screening at the Rubin Museum of Art on August 19. More information on the film is available here.  

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