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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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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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Mindfulness: The Movie

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For details visit: Mindfulness: The Movie  

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Talk and Exhibition in New York

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Thich Nhat Hanh shares secrets to peaceful mind

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By Yun Suh-young Most of the sufferings people experience in relationships are not really caused by others but themselves, says Vietnam’s celebrated Zen Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. His visit garnered rapt attention in a country where “healing” has become a buzzword as people look for ways to make their overstressed lives healthier. “Listening to

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Thich Nhat Hanh in Toronto 2013

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Bat Nha Continues

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I write in the middle of a monastic retreat with some 400 monastics – a lot of whom have made their way overland from Vietnam including some high Venerables. The picture below is from the “offering the rose ceremony” which took place this morning directly following our ‘formal lunch style’ breakfast together. The ceremony allowed

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Understanding in the breath

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With Thais still politically poles apart and the conflict between supporters of the yellow and red shirts likely to intensify over proposed amendments to the Constitution, perhaps it is time to take heed of the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. The Zen master suggests that mindful breathing, mindful walking and deep listening can help us

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A brush with enlightenment

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Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh demonstrates his art of meditation through calligraphy Amid an enthusiastic crowd at Bangkok Art and Culture Centre, the subject of attention remained poised and calm, heightening his audience’s attention, concentration and awareness as he prepared to begin his activity. World-renowned Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh mixed tea with Chinese

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Work: How to Find Joy and Meaning in Each Hour of the Day

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“Right livelihood has ceased to be a purely personal matter. It is our collective karma.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh In Work Thich Nhat Hanh adapts ancient Buddhist practices to modern life and helps readers make fulfilling choices about livelihood and ethical work. Full of life-coaching advice, tips for finding happiness and changing habits Work suggest

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