On Tuesday, Thich Nhat Hanh and thirty-seven Plum Village monastics led a Day of Mindfulness in the atrium of the World Bank led by . The approximately six hundred participants at each of the events were almost all employees of the World Bank and and the International Finance Corporation.
Both events grew out of Dr. Kim’s remark shortly after President Obama nominated him to the World Bank position in 2012. When he was asked to name his favorite book, he replied, The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh. The answer led to an on line correspondence with a Plum Village monastic, and, in time, to an invitation for Thich Nhat Hanh and the monastics to come to the World Bank."