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And a Mindful New Year

Peace Tree, photo courtesy of Ray Hemachandra

By Jessica Ardis If you had told the sixteen-year old version of myself that I would chose to spend New Year’s Eve sitting in silence with nuns, I would have asked what you were smoking. The nuns I had encountered in twelve years of Catholic school were mostly a joyless, frumpy bunch, who seemed more

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27 New “Linden Trees”

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At 6am on a frosty morning, this last Sunday 8th December, over 400 people gathered in the Still Water Meditation Hall of Upper Hamlet, Plum Village to witness Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh transmitting the Ten Novice Precepts to eight young ordinees here in France. Plum Village Thailand held a simultaneous ceremony for the nineteen ordinees there

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Novice Ordination this Sunday

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This Sunday, 8 December at 6 am in the Still Water Meditation Hall of Upper Hamlet, there will be a Novice Ordination Ceremony for new monks and nuns. Eight ordainees here in Plum Village, and twenty in Thailand, will receive the 10 Novice Precepts from Ven. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and enter monastic life,

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Being Together

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The Five-Fold Steps of Training

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Dharma Dharma Talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh on August 4th, 1996 in Plum Village, France. © Thich Nhat Hanh August 4, 1996 Good morning, my friends. Today is the fourth of August, 1996, we are in the Lower Hamlet, and we are going to speak English. In the past three weeks we have been

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If we align ourselves with one side or the other, we will lose our chance to work for peace. Reconciliation requires understanding both sides in order to bring about peace. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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