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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

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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

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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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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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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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Your body is your first home. Breathing in, I arrive in my body. Breathing out, I am home. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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