Gordon Ramsay takes a break from the kitchen to meditate with a Buddhist Monk in Thailand.
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I've heard that meditation can focus the mind and the Buddhist monks are the experts I wangled an audience with Park HN the meditation guru at a local temple hall d30 in your 38 you look 28 how old you think I am 50 maybe oh now 43 I just had a tough life what was the turning point for you when you wanted to be a monk you know see in the world I've been to places but then the one place that I haven't looked at yet here's my mind I have a bad reputation for getting angry and somewhat frustrated is there any form of meditation that can help inside meditation will be perfect for you really is it an easy thing to teach to meditate it takes time but then you know it's good to start to get to a start somewhere most Buddhist men in Thailand will train as a monk at some point in their life it can be for three months or a lifelong commitment meditation is a big part of what they learn some do it for 14 hours a day I'm going to try it for 20 minutes standing standing standing right stepping left stepping we start with walking meditation right stepping left stepping right stepping turn turn apparently focusing on the movement will free up my mind right stepping left stepping I found it harder to concentrate because everything was just so slow I felt lazy ok does acknowledge it lazy lazy lazy and then it felt awkward awkward awkward walking so ugly everyone is like this in the beginning a lot of boredom a lot of laziness but that's normal ok I'm gonna set the timer to 10 minutes and see how it goes after 10 minutes mm-hmm eyes closed eye closed now the big challenge sitting still for 10 whole minutes I'm supposed to acknowledge any thoughts that come into my mind naughty thoughts thinking thinking thinking food critics pon me food critics food critic thinking thinking thinking we're so Godin how how'd it go see now I feel twice as bad okay cuz I feel like I've wasted 20 minutes how did you manage to do that for 14 hours a day you have to like what you do so do you see the value in what you do thank you I have to get up now cuz my bum is numb excuse me I'm grateful for the lesson but I think it's time to make a fast getaway take care thank you you don't mean where's the bottle maybe he puts too much pressure on himself on himself sometimes um if he practiced well enough then he would be the boss of his emotion that was a lot more difficult than it looks meditating you can switch off quite easily five minutes fine ten minutes no an hour no 14 hours definitely not we never know later on in life the old gray hair start pairing yeah maybe but right now I still prefer going for a run the north of Thailand has been quite an eye-opener I may not have achieved spirit enlightenment but I do feel I'm on the road to culinary nirvana