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Book: How To Walk

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How to Walk is the fourth title in Parallax’s popular Mindfulness Essentials Series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, introducing beginners and reminding seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Slow, concentrated walking while focusing on in- and out-breaths allows for a unique opportunity to be in the present. There is

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An Update on Thay’s Health: 13 December

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Official Announcement Plum Village December 13, 2014 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends,   Thay continues to surprise the doctors with his strong vital signs and steady, peaceful breathing. They are still amazed that Thay has been able to survive and even

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from Buddhist Door: Thich Nhat Hanh’s Peerless Influence on Western Buddhism

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Repost from Buddhistdoor International: Buddhistdoor View On 12 November, Thich Nhat Hanh (or Thay) suffered a severe brain hemorrhage that put him in hospital. As the global Buddhist community continues to keep close watch on the world’s most famous Zen master, the most recent Plum Village press release on 30 November states that his condition

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PRESS RELEASE: Thich Nhat Hanh represented at Vatican Summit

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For Immediate Release Contact: press@plumvillage.org www.plumvillage.org +33 638 058 158 (Sister Dedication) +34 007 852 06 (Sister Peace) Thich Nhat Hanh’s Representatives Join Pope Francis and Other Spiritual Leaders in Rome to Speak Out Against Modern Slavery Vatican City, Italy, December 2, 2014 – While Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh remains critically ill in the

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Thich Nhat Hanh’s Speech at the Vatican, December 2, 2014

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SUMMIT OF WORLD FAITH LEADERS TO END MODERN SLAVERY & HUMAN TRAFFICKING Vatican City, December 2, 2014 SPEECH BY ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH Read by Venerable Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Khong, his eldest monastic student **Watch the Video Footage here** Your Holinesses, Your Excellencies, Your Emminencies, dear Most Venerables, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

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An Update on Thay’s Health: 30th November

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Official Announcement Plum Village November 30, 2014 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, As the Winter Retreat continues to unfold in all our practice centers in Europe and America, Thay’s condition in the hospital remains stable. Thay continues to rest peacefully with

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Relax, Let Go

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Dear friends, I wrote this poem in veneration of Thich Nhat Hanh, whose inspirational writing and poetry has helped me live more peacefully with mental health issues. I am very new to Buddhism, but I feel a deep connection. I hope this poem conveys the peace and calm within the teachings, and conscious breathing for

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An Update on Thay’s Health: 22nd November

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Official Announcement Re: Thay’s current condition Plum Village, 22 November, 2014 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, The doctors have expressed surprise at Thay’s resilience and stability over the last week, as the intensive treatment continues. Thay’s blood pressure and pulse are

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An update on Thay’s health: 16th November

The four-fold sanghas of Upper Hamlet, Son Ha, Lower Hamlet, New Hamlet and Maison de l'Inspir' all gathered this morning to perform the formal ceremony to open the retreat.

Official Announcement Re: Thay’s health situation Plum Village, 15 November, 2014 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, Thầy is now in a hospital with a highly reputable neurologist monitoring his progress. He is in the right place with the best possible care

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Guidance from Plum Village on visiting at this time

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Official Announcement Re: Guidance on Visiting Thay and Plum Village, France to help Thay’s recovery Plum Village, November 14, 2014 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, We would like to express our gratitude to everyone for generating a powerful collective energy of

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Audio: Sister Chan Khong’s Beautiful Song

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Please enjoy this beautiful recording of Sister Chan Khong singing her classic song “I smile”.

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Thich Nhat Hanh in Hospital

For Immediate Release Contact: press@plumvillage.org press@thichnhathanhfoundation.org www.plumvillage.org www.thichnhathanhfoundation.org   Global Buddhist Leader in Hospital Plum Village, France, November 12, 2014 – Thich Nhat Hanh, the world’s most famous Zen master, has been hospitalized in Bordeaux, France. With a deep mindful breath we announce that on Tuesday 11th of November 2014, Thay, Zen Master Thich Nhat

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Our Beloved Teacher in Hospital

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  Official Announcement Re: Thay’s present health condition and how to support Thay’s recovery   Plum Village, November 12, 2014 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends,   With a deep mindful breath we announce to the world the news that yesterday, the

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Upgrading the Mindfulness Bell

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Oct.15th, 2014 Bodh Gaya, India Dear Thầy, Dear Sangha of the Order of Interbeing, I write on behalf of our little magazine, the Mindfulness Bell, one of the communication channels for our Plum Village community throughout the world. At present, I am in India traveling with a beautiful Fourfold Sangha of seventy practitioners from around

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Discourse on the Dharma Seal

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I heard these words of the Buddha one time when the Lord was residing at Vaishali with his community of bhikshus. One day, he told the community, “Do you know of the wonderful Dharma Seal? Today I would like to tell you about it and explain it to you. Please use your pure mind to

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Becoming Buddha’s Disciple

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We invite you to read this beautiful article by Sr Linh Di (Emyo Wang), our newest Australian monastic, who was ordained by Thay at Plum Village this Summer, together with her brothers and sisters in the Oriental Cypress Ordination Family. Dear ones, I will be asked to release personal email, laptop, phone soon. So please forgive

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New Heart Sutra translation by Thich Nhat Hanh

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On 11th September Thay completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the Heart Sutra, one of the most important sutras in Mahayana Buddhism. This new English translation is based on the new Vietnamese translation that Thay began working on three weeks ago at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism in Germany. Below the

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La Stampa (Italy): 10 September 2014

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Today, 10th September 2014 one of Italy’s biggest newspapers, La Stampa, published a wonderful interview with Thay. The paper’s Culture Editor joined the entire Italian Retreat here at Plum Village in the last week of August, and experienced for himself that “Happiness is Now”. See below for the English translation.    Happiness is now An

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A Wake Up Tour in Latin America

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For the past twenty years the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) and Plum Village have been quietly spreading through the Spanish-speaking world, as Thay’s books were translated from English into Spanish. In the past six years this wave of material has been joined by subtitled video Dharma talks and audio recordings of translations. This

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I Like the Roses

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How To Eat

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Available August 15, 2014 see details at Parallax.org How to Eat is the second in a Parallax’s series of how-to titles by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh that introduce beginners to and remind seasoned practitioners of the essentials of mindfulness practice. Pocket-sized, with bold black-and-white illustrations by Jason DeAntonis, How to Eat explains what it

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“With every step I arrive at my destination” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Click on the images for helpful information before you set off for the Summer Retreat.

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La Contra (Spain): 28 June, 2014

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We Need Your Helping Hands

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We are very happy that our teacher is coming to the EIAB in August. Together we will offer a Day of Mindfulness and two retreats. Before, during and after these events we will need staff to help us, so we invite you to apply to be a staff member. As a staff member you can

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Is There a Way to Take the Gloominess Away?

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Is there a way to deal with death of a beloved person? [In particular] How can a mother deal with the loss of the father and give the kids the best upbringing. Is there a way to take the gloominess away?

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World Suffering

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How can I fight the injustices of this world without being consumed with anger, bitterness, outrage and resentment?  

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Unconditional Acceptance

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An Interview with Joanne Friday Joanne Friday is a Dharma Teacher in the Order of Interbeing. In 2003, she received authority to teach from Thich Nhat Hanh, her teacher for twenty years. Joanne leads meditation retreats for Sanghas and groups throughout the Northeastern U.S. She lives in Rhode Island, where she is the guiding teacher

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A Million Buddhas-to-be

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  Don’t worry if you feel you can only do one tiny good thing in one small corner of the cosmos. Just be a Buddha body in that one place. This week Thay’s community of followers on Facebook reached ONE MILLION. To celebrate, we invited people to share how they are applying Thay’s teachings in their corner

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Discourse on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings

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  The Discourse on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings is an ancient Buddhist text that we recite regularly in Plum Village practice centers all over the world. It is found in the “Taisho Revised Tripitaka 779″ in the Chinese Buddhist Canon, and the translation we use is Thay’s own. The chanted version is available

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Much Love and Gratitude

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Dear friends, The Happy Farm team would like to offer a warm thanks to everyone who supported our fundraising campaign. The campaign was a huge success and we raised a lot more money than we expected. This means we can do some wonderful work to establish the Happy Farm as a beautiful source of food

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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 ››

There is no distinction between the one who gives, the one who receives, and the gift itself. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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