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Discourse on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings

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  The Discourse on the Eight Realizations of the Great BeingsĀ 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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A Short Break Can Go a Long Way

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By Deirdre Mullins Over the last few weeks, broadcaster John Murray and Cork hurler Conor Cusack have spoken openly about their struggles with depression. The musician Bressie, rugby analyst Brent Pope and author Marian Keyes have also discussed their own emotional struggles. Thanks to this openness, the stigma about mental health seems to be lifting

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When we practice smiling peacefully and calmly, our peace can permeate the entire universe. The source of a true smile is an awakened mind. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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