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Audio: The Three Refuges

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I take refuge in the Buddha, the one who shows me the way in this life. I take refuge in the Dharma, the way of understanding and of love. I take refuge in the Sangha, the community that lives in harmony and awareness. [bell] Dwelling in the refuge of Buddha, I clearly see the path

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Is the Buddha in the car ?

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One day, while riding in a bus Thay asked his attendant: “Do you think the Tathagata is in this bus with us or not?” Brother Phap Nguyen replied: “Yes, I think he is.” Thay said: “Are you sure?” There were 3 buses, Thay was in one, and there were still the other two buses. Wanting

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Mara and the Buddha – Embracing our Suffering

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Thich Nhat Hanh Dear friends, today is the 6th of August, 1996 and we are in the Upper Hamlet. We are going to speak English today. I would like to tell you a story that took place a number of years ago. One day I saw the Venerable Ananda—you know who he is? Ananda is

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Thich Nhat Hanh answers Weekly Magazine

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Answers of Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh to Questions from Publishers Weekly Magazine   Elements of Prayer “Some Christians — those who think of God as someone external and powerful and transcendent — would be surprised to know that Buddhists pray. What would you say to them?” Maybe Christians and Buddhists understand differently what prayer is.

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All the wonderful things that you are looking for–happiness, peace, and joy–can be found inside of you. You do not need to look enywhere else. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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