THE SECRET OF THE 5 POWERS
Dec 2013 Update! The Film is 90% Finished - English, French, German and Italian Subtitles Completed
3 Superheroes of Peace use the 5 Powers of Faith, Diligence, Mindfulness, Concentration and Insight to change the course of history and inspire millions around the world. Planting seeds of peace in the deep mud of war.
The documentary weaves powerfully illustrated comic book animation with contemporary and historic footage that follows the lives of Alfred Hassler, an American anti-war hero, Vietnamese peace activist Sister Chan Khong and Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, whom Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1967.
The film also reveals the story of the powerfully groundbreaking, yet largely unknown, 1958 Martin Luther King Jr "Montgomery Story" Comic Book Project, initiated by Alfred Hassler and Martin Luther King Jr,. A comic book that has been secretly changing the course of history around the world, to this present day.
"Beneath Thich Nhat Hanh's serene demeaner is a courageous warrior" - Oprah Winfrey
"Thich Nhat Hanh is an apostle oeace and nonviolence" - Martin Luther King Jr;
Truly insightful, deep and powerful. Oprah Winfrey via her incredible OWN network, talks to Thich Nhat Hanh about becoming a monk, meeting Martin Luther King Jr; The powers of mindfulness, insight, concentration and compassion, How to transform warring parties and how to deeply transform relationships.
PLANTING SEEDS: The Power of Mindfulness (2014)
A feature documentary animated film based on the book
Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children
by Thich Nhat Hanh & The Plum Village Community
Thich Nhat Hanh 2013 Tour Teasers and Previews from Peace is the Way Films' TWO major movie releases for 2014: Plantings Seeds: The Power of Mindfulness & The Secret of the 5 Powers. Join our mailing list for pre-ordering and regular updates at
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"In the world we are asking, How can our children grow up to be peace-builders? How can they learn to use the conflicts of the past to provide compost for lasting harmony in our communities, our nations, and the world? Planting seeds is a film to answer these questions.
It is a project to show us how mindfulness can help to water the seeds of beauty and goodness in each child, and, importantly, how each child can learn to water those seeds in themselves and others for their lifetime, and for successive generations. We are beyond the time of saying that such an education is desirable. For the health, sustainability, and happiness of our global community, it is now our only real option."
- Brother Phap Luu, Plum Village, France
Breaking News! Here is the cover of the magazine that features The Secret of The 5 Powers comic and film in a 5-6 page magazine spread! (See top left corner of cover photo) "Superheroes Of Peace"
Their May magazine features “The Dude & the Zen Master,” Andrea Miller‘s profile of “Buddhistly bent” actor Jeff Bridges and Zen teacher Bernie Glassman as they reflect on the friendship, spirituality, and shared sense of social responsibility.
There’s lots more inside, too, including, a look at a new comic book featuring Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, and Alfred Hassler.
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Thank You for helping us help
Martin Luther King Jr.,
fulfill one of his Dreams.
Thich Nhat Hanh for the
2013 Nobel Peace Prize.
”I do not personally know of anyone more worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize than this gentle Buddhist monk from Vietnam.”
to the Nobel Committee nominating Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize.
The deadline is over,
but Thank you for spreading the word!
Over 2,000 of the letters were downloaded and signed by regular folks like us and numerous qualified nominators. We will of course not know the outcome until December 2013, and sincerely hope whomever is choosen, truly lives and embodies the message of peace.
Historic Archive (click) that contains over 200 copies of original letters and photos