Walk With Me, a movie about the rhythm of life as a Plum Village monastic, had its North American premiere last week. It played to sellout crowds in Silver Spring, D.C., and Columbia, and many others have watched in theaters across the region and the country. Additional screenings are scheduled in the D.C. area, and can be found here.
The movie follows the seasons of monastic life with relatively little dialogue, often leaving a somewhat dreamy impression open to interpretation. It was a visually beautiful and captivating meditation, not a narrative.
I was struck by a recent discussion with the film’s makers, who noted that the movie took four years to make because of the way Plum Village works. They would arrive at Plum Village for a week’s worth of shooting and on the first day would discover that the monastics... Continued