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Here are some key Buddhist texts regularly recited and studied in Plum Village.

Buddhism offers a heritage of deep teachings to enrich our daily practice of mindfulness.

When we read a sutra, we can ask ourselves, “What does this sutra have to do with my daily life?” or “How can apply this sutra to a difficulty I am facing right now?”

These are modern translations made by Thay, after researching the oldest Classical Chinese, Pali and Sanskrit versions, as well as various translations through the centuries.

References to the texts’ conventional “location” in the Buddhist canon is provided at the end of each sutra.

Discourse on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings

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  The Discourse on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings is an ancient Buddhist text that we recite regularly in Plum Village practice centers all over the world. It is found in the “Taisho Revised Tripitaka 779″ in the Chinese Buddhist Canon, and the translation we use is Thay’s own. The chanted version is available

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Discourse on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone

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I heard these words of the Buddha one time when the Lord was staying at the monastery in the Jeta Grove, in the town of Savatthi. He called all the monks to him and instructed them, “Bhikkhus!” And the bhikkhus replied, “We are here.” The Blessed One taught, “I will teach you what is meant

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Discourse on the Five Ways of Putting an End to Anger

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I heard these words of the Buddha one time when he was staying in the Anathapindika Monastery in the Jeta Grove near the town of Shravasti. One day the Venerable Shariputra said to the monks, “Friends, today I want to share with you five ways of putting an end to anger. Please listen carefully and

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If we align ourselves with one side or the other, we will lose our chance to work for peace. Reconciliation requires understanding both sides in order to bring about peace. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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