The 5 Powers Film

Last night, I watched the film The 5 Powers, which is based off of the comic book I’m holding in the pic above (or vice versa, I’m not sure :).

The 5 Powers film is about Thich Nhat Hanh (TNH), Sister Chan Kong, and Alfred Hassler and their involvement in the peace movement back in the 60’s. I really enjoyed it and felt they did a nice job crafting it together. I plan on showing it to the kids who will be attending our upcoming local spring family retreat, as I think they’ll also enjoy it.

 

If you’re looking for a mindful movie you can watch solo, with your friends, or with your kids, I’d recommend checking this one out!

You can rent the film online for $4, or digitally purchase it for $9. If you’re interested, click here.

For reference, the Five Powers are:

  1. Faith
  2. Diligence
  3. Mindfulness
  4. Concentration
  5. Insight

Here are a few points I especially resonated with in the film:

– “A bodhisattva is an awake being. One who practices generosity without fear.” – TNH

– “People with the energy of diligence are extraordinarily powerful. They can transform themselves; they can help transform the community, the environment, and the world.” – TNH

– “The energy of mindfulness helps you know what you should do and what you should not do.” – TNH

– “Being peace is the ground for doing peace. Being peace is an art, not a discipline, but an art.” – TNH

 

 

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