More and more people suffer from depression, to such an extent that suicide appears to be the only way out for them: out of their suffering. Suicide, we know, is a sensitive topic, so sensitive that people tend not to talk about it. And that seems to be part of the problem.
Plum Village monastic Sister Dang Nghiem doesn’t shy away from difficult topics. In this very personal and touching sharing, full of lived experiences, wisdom, tears, practical suggestions and a profound song at the end, Sister Dang Nghiem opens her heart about the choice to end life, inter-being and the deep wish to transform.
I made the commitment to transform my sadness and despair, my suffering, so that I can transmit healing, transformation, peace and acceptanceSr. Dang Nghiem
Our videographer, Wouter Verhoeven, recommends this video to anybody who has thoughts about suicide (regularly), to their family members and friends, to those who have lost a loved one by suicide, and to those of us who want to have a deeper understanding of life.