Thich Nhat Hanh to Lead Retreat for U.S. Police Officers

August 20, 2003

Source: USA Today

On August 20, 2003 USA Today reported that "an internationally known Buddhist monk who teaches non-violence will lead a five-day retreat for police officers and others in public service here to help them handle job-related stress. At least 12 city police officers are among more than 500 workers and their families scheduled to attend the retreat starting Monday. The retreat will include meditation, silent meals and instruction in the practice of 'mindfulness,' a basic tenet of Buddhism to be aware of the consequences of one's actions... Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced tick-not-hawn) will lead the retreat, which is called 'Protecting and Serving Without Stress or Fear.'"

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