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Unconditional Acceptance

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An Interview with Joanne Friday Joanne Friday is a Dharma Teacher in the Order of Interbeing. In 2003, she received authority to teach from Thich Nhat Hanh, her teacher for twenty years. Joanne leads meditation retreats for Sanghas and groups throughout the Northeastern U.S. She lives in Rhode Island, where she is the guiding teacher

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A Path To Peace

Being Peace

Wake up New York! Revered Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh is coming to town. While his retreat is sold out, there are still tickets available to his talk on September 7 at NYC’s Beacon Theater. The events are part of his “Nourishing Great Togetherness” Tour and will include a dharma talk on mindfulness practices that

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Mindfulness and Consumption

Chanting before Dharma Talk. Photo by Br. Phap Chieu

This last week I had the great pleasure of being in St. Catharines, Ontario for a mindfulness retreat. This was led by the wonderful folk of Plum Village and dear Thây, Thich Nhat Hanh himself. (Thây is “teacher” in Vietnamese, and is what most people call Thich Nhat Hanh – which is nice because his

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Suffering Can Teach Us

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Dharma Talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh on August 13, 1996 in Plum Village, France. © Thich Nhat Hanh Dear friends, today is the 13th of August, 1996, and we are in the Upper Hamlet. We are going to speak English. The other day after I spoke about the practice of the four mantras. I

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Thay Misses The Sangha

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Dear Friends and Co-practitioners at the Retreat One Buddha is not enough, Estes Park, CO. My dear friends, I am writing to you from the Massachusettes General Hospital in Boston. I know the Sangha has manifested today in Estes Park. I miss the Reterat. I miss the beautiful setting of the REtreat. Especially I miss

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As long as we are consumed with our everyday problems–distress, regrets about the past or constant worries about the future–we cannot be free person; we are not able to live in the here and now. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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