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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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It is not necessary to throw away your tradition or family. Keep everything and introduce mindfulness, peace, joy into it. Your friends will see the value of mindfulness through you–not through what you say, but through your being. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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