Discover the life-changing spiritual world of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village in this poetic and inspired graphic memoir.
This one-of-a-kind graphic novel is at once a touching memoir, a reflection on the beauty of life in all its most surprising and awe-inspiring aspects, and a tribute to Plum Village, the meditation center founded by world-famous spiritual master Thich Nhat Hanh in the South of France. Through his inspired storytelling and graceful paintings, author Phap Ban tells the story of his journey in pursuit of happiness and self-acceptance, from successful Disney artist and writer to monk at the Plum Village international community of spiritual seekers and peace activists. Visually striking and deeply poetic, each page of Plum Village: An Artist's Journey is a beautiful guide to the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and a testimony to his profound spiritual legacy as seen through the eyes of a devoted disciple.
“What Ban has created with ‘Plum Village’ is a visual love letter not just to Plum Village, but his journey while there. Somehow in riotous colors he captures the heart of stillness. With a beautiful montage of imagery, he demonstrates depths of gratitude. Never underestimate the power of images paired with words… Ban’s ‘Plum Village’ evokes heartfelt emotions that on one occasion brought a tear to my eye.
This uptick in graphic novels in the mind, body, spirit genres is greatly welcome. Particularly if works like ‘Plum Village’ are indicative of what we can expect.”