April 7, 2013. 86-minute dharma talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh from Mahachulalungkornrajavidyalaya University in Bangkok, Thailand. The sangha is in the 5-Day Applied Ethics Retreat as part of the spring Asian Tour. The talk is given in English with simultaneous translation into Thai. Today is a session of questions and answers.
- When practicing deep listening and the other person uses words that hurt themselves and others then what should we do?
- How do I use skillful means and loving speech when the other person uses derogatory speech in regards to women and people of color.
- With the hill tribes, they need to kill animals and cut the trees in order to survive. How to help transform their way of life that isn’t so harmful?
- How to work with schools that have rules and don’t allow applying mindfulness into the school environment?
- How do I practice when there is suffering in my life, in my students lives, and in my parents lives?
- When I practice, something happens for transformation but it doesn’t always stay and I feel discouraged. How can I keep the transformation?
- Living in a busy city it’s challenging to apply the mindfulness practices we learn here. Can you help?
- How do we practice reconciliation for children who have been abused by their parents?
The session concludes with an explanation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings.