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The Guardian (UK): 5 September 2013

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“Google seeks out wisdom of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh“ by Jo Confino “Global tech companies are connecting to the power of mindfulness and meditation to drive sustainability and happiness. Why on earth are many of the world’s most powerful technology companies, including Google, showing a special interest in an 87-year-old Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk?

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An Invitation to Stop

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Kai is a student in the Graduate Program in Sustainability Sciences and Global Leadership Initiative. He was born in Tokyo, and raised in Niigata, Hawaii, and Osaka. He attended the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) where he was heavily involved in student activism and organic gardening. At UCSC, he co-chaired the Education for Sustainable

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Global technology CEOs seek out wisdom of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

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Google and other global internet companies are connecting to the power of mindfulness and meditation in order to drive sustainability and happiness By Jo Cofino Why on earth are many of the world’s most powerful technology companies, including Google, showing a special interest in an 87-year-old Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk? The answer is that all

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Wall Street Journal: 4 September 2013

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A Day of Mindfulness With Thich Nhat Hanh by Barbara Chai Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh led a “Day of Mindfulness” at the Blue Cliff Monastery in Pine Bush, New York, Sunday, drawing 1500 practitioners from the tri-state area. Here’s what deep relaxation feels like. Read the full article here.

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EXHIBITION OPENING: U.S. Premiere of Global Spiritual Leader Thich Nhat Hanh’s Calligraphy Exhibition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lorna Chiu (310) 200.8388 Shari Gab (917) 565.2297 EXHIBITION OPENING U.S. Premiere of Global Spiritual Leader Thich Nhat Hanh’s Calligraphy Exhibition Calligraphic Meditation: The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh 88-piece art collection distills ancient Buddhist teachings into phrases that resonate with modern times, capturing and expressing Thich Nhat Hanh’s lifetime of

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Walk With Me

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Walk With Me: On The Road With Thich Nhat Hanh – Teaser from Speakit on Vimeo. A film about a Buddhist community whose search for happiness takes them on the road with world renowned Zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh.   Website : http://walkwithmefilm.com/

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Returning to Our True Home

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Dharma Talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh on July 16, 1996 in Plum Village, France. © Thich Nhat Hanh Pebble Meditation Welcome to the summer opening of Plum Village. Today we are on the 16th of July, 1996, and we are in the Upper Hamlet. This is the Dharma talk for the very young people.

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Film Release: Sharing Mindfulness with Children

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  Planting Seeds In the world we are asking, How can our children grow up to be peace-builders? How can they learn to use the conflicts of the past to provide compost for lasting harmony in our communities, our nations, and the world? Planting seeds is a film to answer these questions. It is a

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A Path To Peace

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Wake up New York! Revered Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh is coming to town. While his retreat is sold out, there are still tickets available to his talk on September 7 at NYC’s Beacon Theater. The events are part of his “Nourishing Great Togetherness” Tour and will include a dharma talk on mindfulness practices that

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The Prince of Happiness

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I jump at the chance to learn from a living legend of non-violence, despite the 5:30 wake-up call and hours sitting in silence. By Alice Klein True love and happiness? Is that a fairy tale? Not according to fearless 86-year-old social activist monk and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh (pronunced “tik nyat hawn”), who’s sitting

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Why is it wrong to kill?

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Lemon Tree (Plum Village Version)

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Dap di dap….. I’m sitting here in this lovely room Under the light of the big full moon Enjoying my time I’ve got nothing to do I’m hanging around Just being with you And awakening happens and I’m mindful I’m moving around on my feet not going too fast nobody to meet I’d like to

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Mindfulness and Consumption

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This last week I had the great pleasure of being in St. Catharines, Ontario for a mindfulness retreat. This was led by the wonderful folk of Plum Village and dear Thây, Thich Nhat Hanh himself. (Thây is “teacher” in Vietnamese, and is what most people call Thich Nhat Hanh – which is nice because his

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Letter to the President of Vietnam

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Honorable Mr. President Truong Tan Sang of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Via the Ambassador of Vietnam in France) RE: Death Penalty in Vietnam Mr. President, We, the members of the Plum Village Community in France, including monastic and lay practitioners from many countries, are writing this letter with respect to you and the Vietnamese

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North America Hashtag

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Dear Thay, dear Sangha, dear friends, We are very excited to be “Nourishing Great Togetherness”! To all of those attending the retreat at Brock University, we wish you all a happy closing to a wonderful past couple days. During the coming months, our N. American Sanghas will be blessed in sharing and practicing mindfulness as

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The Hands of Peace

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I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph a dialogue between Thich Nhat Hanh and David Suzuki. Of course, I took many pictures of each of them, showing Thay’s gestures, expressions as well as his open and compassionate countenance. Part way through the discussion I became aware of the separate dialogue that was going on in

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Letter to Viet Nam Ministry of Education and Training

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Wake Up Schools Village des Pruniers Le Pey, Thenac 24240, France www.wakeupschools.org Ministry of Education and Training No. 49 Đại Cồ Việt St. Hai Bà Trưng District Hà Nội, Việt Nam bogddt@moet.edu.vn 27th June, 2013 RE: Bringing Mindfulness into Viet Nam’s Education Dear Minister Phạm Vũ Luận, We are a group of teachers, meditators and

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Suffering Can Teach Us

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Dharma Talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh on August 13, 1996 in Plum Village, France. © Thich Nhat Hanh Dear friends, today is the 13th of August, 1996, and we are in the Upper Hamlet. We are going to speak English. The other day after I spoke about the practice of the four mantras. I

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Thay in Denver Airport

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As we all know, traveling can be a tiring, stressful and disjointed experience. The core of our Plum Village practice is the experience of arriving in every step, of reaching our ultimate destination with each breath. At the Denver International Airport in the United States, the artist Ximena Labra created an art installation entitled “To

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The Art of Communicating

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In this book, The Art of Communicating, Thich Nhat Hanh states: ‘Loneliness is the suffering of our time. Even if we’re surrounded by others, we can feel very alone. We are lonely together.’ He explains how technology supplies us with many ways to help us stay connected – such as the Internet, e-mail, video conferencing,

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Meditations for the Sick and Dying

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Dharma Talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh on August 11, 1996 in Plum Village, France. © Thich Nhat Hanh Today is the eleventh of August 1996, we are in the Lower Hamlet, and our Dharma talk will be in English. Today we are going to learn the practice of the four mantras, because this is

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Killarney Retreat 2012

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This is a playlist of Dharma Talks by Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh during the Retreat in Killarney Ireland

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Mara and the Buddha – Embracing our Suffering

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Thich Nhat Hanh Dear friends, today is the 6th of August, 1996 and we are in the Upper Hamlet. We are going to speak English today. I would like to tell you a story that took place a number of years ago. One day I saw the Venerable Ananda—you know who he is? Ananda is

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Being Together

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The Five-Fold Steps of Training

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Dharma Dharma Talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh on August 4th, 1996 in Plum Village, France. © Thich Nhat Hanh August 4, 1996 Good morning, my friends. Today is the fourth of August, 1996, we are in the Lower Hamlet, and we are going to speak English. In the past three weeks we have been

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Les Deux Promesses

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Children singing 2 Promises in French for Peace Festival during the Summer Opening Retreat 2013, in Son Ha (Foot of the Hill) Les Deux Promesses Je promets de développer ma compréhension Pour protéger la vie de tout le monde Le personnes, les animaux le plantes et les minéraux Je promets de développer ma compassion Pour

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Namo Avalokiteshvaraya

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Namo Avalokiteshvaraya Namo Avalokiteshvaraya Namo Avalokiteshvaraya

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Now I See–Meditation on Time

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“Now I see” means that until now, I did not see. Why not? I may have been looking for a very long time, but still I did not see. Perhaps because now I am not looking anymore, I begin to see. What is it that I see? What is it that I have been looking

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Meditation on the Corn Seed

July 16, 2013. 81-minute dharma talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh from Upper Hamlet of Plum Village during the 2013 Summer Opening. This is the sixth talk of the summer and this is an English translation from the French. The recording begins with a talk for the children and then the main talk begins (at

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Meditation on the Flame

July 19, 2013. 110-minute dharma talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh from New Hamlet of Plum Village during the 2013 Summer Opening. This is the eighth talk of the summer. Editor’s Note: This talk coming slightly out of order as I catch up on the recordings. The sixth (July 16) and seventh (July 18) talk

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Mindfulness shows us what is happening in our bodies, our emotions, our minds, and in the world. Through mindfulness, we avoid harming ourselves and others. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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