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An Italian Journalist Reports from Plum Village

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Today, 10th September 2014 one of Italy’s biggest newspapers, La Stampa, published a wonderful interview with Thay. The paper’s Culture Editor joined the entire Italian Retreat here at Plum Village in the last week of August, and experienced for himself that “Happiness is Now”. See below for the English translation.    Happiness is now An

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Is There a Way to Take the Gloominess Away?

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Is there a way to deal with death of a beloved person? [In particular] How can a mother deal with the loss of the father and give the kids the best upbringing. Is there a way to take the gloominess away?

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Letter to the President of Vietnam

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Honorable Mr. President Truong Tan Sang of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Via the Ambassador of Vietnam in France) RE: Death Penalty in Vietnam Mr. President, We, the members of the Plum Village Community in France, including monastic and lay practitioners from many countries, are writing this letter with respect to you and the Vietnamese

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Meditations for the Sick and Dying

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Dharma Talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh on August 11, 1996 in Plum Village, France. © Thich Nhat Hanh Today is the eleventh of August 1996, we are in the Lower Hamlet, and our Dharma talk will be in English. Today we are going to learn the practice of the four mantras, because this is

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The energies of mindfulness, concentration and insight can liberate us from our anxiety and worries. We let go of the past and the future, and come in touch with the wonders of the present. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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