Slowing down the Korean way

Korean Buddhist monk and teacher, Haemin Sunim will be interviewed next week by The Idler’s Tom Hodgkinson. Sunim’s book The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down has sold fast, not slow, in Korea, Thailand, Japan, China, France and now the UK. Hodgkinson says: “I am happy to report that I have now read the book, and … it’s an almost anarchist compilation of advice in the tradition of both the Lao Tzu and William Morris. It urges you to take responsibility for your life.”

The book extols the preciousness of freedom being more important than money. Sunim says in the book: “It is better to live the kind of life you want than to earn more and be constrained. Don’t sell your freedom.” The event is at St Stephen’s Church Hall, Talbot Road, next Wednesday, 15th of March, 6.30pm – 8:30pm. You can book tickets here, slowly …

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