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Bat Nha: Rekindling the Sacred Fire

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Thay’s letter to the Bat Nha Monastics, continued. Blue Cliff Monastery October 21, 2009 Yesterday, in the Great Harmony Meditation Hall of Blue Cliff Monastery, there was an ordination ceremony for two young people, one who had already graduated from Dental School and the other, from Business School. They are sisters Chan Lan Nghiem (True

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A Young Monastic’s Dream

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My dear students, near and far, In the Daily Chanting book, there is a chant that I really liked when I was a novice. The prose of this piece is very beautiful, and its content has a great capacity to nourish the aspiration of monastics. Every time the novice Phùng Xuân [Thầy’s earlier name] chanted

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Just as St Francis saw the Almond tree burst into bloom, so does mindfulness help us arrive in the present moment to see and hear the wonders of life – to see and hear God. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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