by John-Paul Flintoff, The Guardian, 25 February 2017
Haemin Sunim says a happy relationship and contented children are within reach for us all – if we could just slow down and pay attention to each other
Seoul, South Korea -- Some people, if you ask them a question, answer quickly. Others take a moment to think first. Haemin Sunim looks up, slightly to the right, and allows 14 seconds to pass before he answers one of my questions. I counted, when I listened to the recording. And here’s something: waiting for his reply, I didn’t feel even remotely uncomfortable. Because taking time is Sunim’s thing. He’s a Buddhist monk who has become internationally famous for it.