Vesak Talk in Hong Kong


May 19, 2013. 32-minute dharma talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh from the Lotus Pond Temple in Hong Kong. The sangha is on the spring Asian Tour and this talk is given in English with simultaneous translation into Chinese. This is a Day of Mindfulness celebrating vesak.

Birth story of Siddhartha and the relationships in the family that effected his birth. Siddhartha left shortly after the birth of Rahula, his own son, in her to search for the way. He was doing that for all of us – his father, his mother, his country. When you become a monk or a nun, you do so for more than just yourself. He found a way to reduce tension in his body, to calm down his feelings,  to see the deep roots of suffering in himself and other people, found a way to restore communication, and most importantly the nature of no-birth and no-death. Today we celebrate Siddhartha’s birth.

The Buddha saw that happiness is possible and it’s made of understanding and love. It only takes a short time to learn this path. We can learn to release the tension in our body, to calm our painful feeling and emotions, to learn how to generate a feeling of joy and happiness, and to understand the suffering in oneself and in the other person. We can use the Sutra on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness and the Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing.

Shakyamuni is a Teacher and not a God.

Play

Just a simple monk!

Posted in Audio

Upgrading the Mindfulness Bell

Your support will help us to make sure the Mindfulness Bell is accessible to Sangha members around the world – online and in print – as a medium to sustain our community’s essence of brotherhood and sisterhood, and to nourish each other on the path of practice. Read more ››

Patience is the mark of true love. If you truly love someone, you will be more patient with that person. — Thich Nhat Hanh

Plum Village Channels

Israeli Palestinian Retreat 2003


Watch on YouTube

Podcast

Self-Care Sunday: Eating Mindfully

PsychCentral.com (blog) - 4 days ago
According to Thich Nhat Hanh, the kitchen can be...

May We #ReclaimMLK With Mindfulness

Huffington Post - 1 week ago
19, as our collective energy buzzes at 1:30 p.m....

How Buddhists and Christians can learn from each other

Vancouver Sun (blog) - 3 weeks ago
Scholars have for decades highlighted the links...

Thich Nhat Hanh Wakes Up From Coma

World Religion News - 3 weeks ago
There are different types, but Thich Nhat Hanh...

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh emerges from coma

VietNamNet Bridge - 3 weeks ago
The most recent communiqué from Plum Village,...

News via Google. See more news matching 'ThichNhatHanh'