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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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Interbeing, Service, and Our Little Wars

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By: Ray Hemachandra In September I drove to Magnolia Grove Monastery in Batesville, Mississippi, to spend a day at a retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh and Zen Buddhist monks and nuns both from this monastery and mindfulness meditation practice center and from Plum Village in France. In many ways this felt long in coming. Years

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Thich Nhat Hanh on Mindfulness, Suffering, and Engaged Buddhism

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Zen master and poet Thich Nhat Hanh was forcibly exiled from his native country of Vietnam more than 40 years ago. We visited the Buddhist monk at a Christian conference center in a lakeside setting of rural Wisconsin. Here, Thich Nhat Hanh offers stark, gentle wisdom for living in a world of anger and violence.

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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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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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Touch the Earth and Begin Anew

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Article appearing on p. 12 of the Southern German Newspaper, the Suddeutsche Zeitung, Saturday-Sunday 1st-2nd June 2013. Based on an interview given in August 2012 at the EIAB. Translated from German. The Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh on suffering, hope and good business. Interview by Malte Conradi and Sarah Raich Waldbröl- If Yoda, the wise

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Miracles of Understanding

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Peace and reconciliation are possible if Thai citizens and politicians renew and apply engaged Buddhism in their lives and political activities The interview with Zen master and Buddhist icon Thich Nhat Hanh was unique. He did not impart his message through words, but principally through his being and interaction with the interviewer. “We can conduct

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Oprah Talks to Thich Nhat Hanh

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He’s been a Buddhist monk for more than 60 years, as well as a teacher, writer, and vocal opponent of war—a stance that left him exiled from his native Vietnam for four decades. Now the man Martin Luther King Jr. called “an apostle of peace and nonviolence” reflects on the beauty of the present moment,

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Thich Nhat Hanh answers Weekly Magazine

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Answers of Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh to Questions from Publishers Weekly Magazine   Elements of Prayer “Some Christians — those who think of God as someone external and powerful and transcendent — would be surprised to know that Buddhists pray. What would you say to them?” Maybe Christians and Buddhists understand differently what prayer is.

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No one can be successful in the art of meditation without having passed the gate of breathing. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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