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The Sound of the Rising Tide

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We children of the Earth Scattered far and wide We heard the call, the distant call the mighty call, of the of the rising tide And our hearts aflame with remembering a memory beyond recall We came to build A community of love To learn, to train, to serve To embrace all our pain And

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Is Nothing Something?

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Is Nothing Something? : Kids’ Questions and Zen Answers About Life, Death, Family, Friendship, and Everything In-between In Is Nothing Something? Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh answers heartfelt, difficult, and funny questions from children of all ages. Beginning with the most basic questions, “What is important in life?” and “Why is my brother mean to

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Preventing the Sandy Hook Shooting

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Neil Heslin, father of Sandy Hook victim, asks Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh: What could have prevented what happened that day? What changes could we all make to help try to prevent suffering like that in people in the future? From the Question & Answer Session at the Art of Suffering Retreat, held at Blue

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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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Why is it wrong to kill?

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Les Deux Promesses

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Children singing 2 Promises in French for Peace Festival during the Summer Opening Retreat 2013, in Son Ha (Foot of the Hill) Les Deux Promesses Je promets de développer ma compréhension Pour protéger la vie de tout le monde Le personnes, les animaux le plantes et les minéraux Je promets de développer ma compassion Pour

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Let’s Play

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3rd July, 2013 Dear Plum Village Siblings, Upper Hamlet enters the summer season with the trees and plants fully clothed in green and the graceful pathways surrounding the Thénac (Thệ Nhật Sơn) plateau are shaded once again. A few tents have already sprung up to be shelter for the early arrivals. Lay volunteers are slowly

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Planting Seeds: The Power of Mindfulness

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An animated feature documentary film based on the book ‘Planting Seeds: Practicing Mindfulness with Children by Thich Nhat Hanh & The Plum Village Community. To support this project, visit Planting Seeds: The Power of Mindfulness

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Bat Nha: Diamond Body

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Blue Cliff, October 7th, 2009 To my Bat Nha Children, I wrote “my Bat Nha children” and not “my children in Bat Nha” as I had done before, because even though you are not living in Bat Nha anymore, you continue to carry the name of the Bat Nha Sangha. You and Bat Nha are

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Upgrading the Mindfulness Bell

Your support will help us to make sure the Mindfulness Bell is accessible to Sangha members around the world – online and in print – as a medium to sustain our community’s essence of brotherhood and sisterhood, and to nourish each other on the path of practice. Read more ››

If we take steps without anxiety, in peace and joy, then we will cause a flower to bloom on the Earth with every step. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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