It can be challenging to live in a society that seems to demand we “do more” and “be more” – often with no regard for the impact our actions might have on others.

In the rush of our daily routines, we can lose sight of the fact that peace is available to us in every moment. The concept of a more peaceful and mindful approach to living will be explored in the film “Peace Is Every Step,” being shown Sunday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 12 and sponsored by the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center and the Decorah Zen Center.

The film follows the life and work of Vietnamese Zen monk and peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh, from his upbringing in Vietnam during the war, to his exile in France and his subsequent activities for peace worldwide.

Thich Nhat Hanh founded a practice and monastic community known as “Plum Village” in France and travels worldwide offering lectures and workshops focusing on the cultivation of compassion and peace making.

Film show times are Sunday, March 9, at 7 p.m. at the Decorah Zen Center (309 W. Broadway) and Wednesday, March 12, at noon at the Northeast Iowa Peace and Justice Center (119 Winnebago). Both showings are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Julie at 563-382-5337.