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Economics of Happiness” WakeUp Retreats in EIAB – Waldbröl

„Economics of Happiness” WakeUp Retreats im Europäischen Institut für Angewandten Buddhismus in Waldbröl

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Hundreds of Smiles

Joy, happiness and healing experienced on retreat at Deer Park Meditation Center expressed with smiles by young and not-so-young. A smile shows the world we are a free person in our body, heart and mind. Guitar by Carl Struck. Images by D. Nelson.

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The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh


The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh from ABC Carpet & Home on Vimeo. september 5, 2013, new york, ny – abc home, in partnership with blue cliff monastery, hosts Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for the US premiere exhibition of Calligraphic Meditation: The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh. Watch an exclusive, intimate look

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A Day of Mindfulness With Thich Nhat Hanh

Day of Mindfulness in Blue Cliff Monastery. Photo by Barbara Chai

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. Thich Nhat Hanh, also known as “Thay” (“master” or “teacher”), is one of the most influential spiritual leaders and Buddhist monks in the world.

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The Pebble Meditation


Clip produced by Peace Is The Way Films, in support of their animated film for children, parents and teachers, ‘Planting Seeds: The Power of Mindfulness’ | Thich Nhat Hanh’s beautiful meditation for all ages, reminds us of our flower freshness, mountain solidity, water reflective clarity and spacious freedom. Charmingly offered by Plum Village monk, Thay

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An Invitation to Stop


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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A Path To Peace

Being Peace

This article was published in Yogacity Magazine in August 2013 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

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The Prince of Happiness


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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Letter to the President of Vietnam


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


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


Wake Up Schools Village des Pruniers Le Pey, Thenac 24240, France Ministry of Education and Training No. 49 Đại Cồ Việt St. Hai Bà Trưng District Hà Nội, Việt Nam 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


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


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


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


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


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


“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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