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World Suffering

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How can I fight the injustices of this world without being consumed with anger, bitterness, outrage and resentment?  

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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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Video Dharma Talk: The Practice of Compassion

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November 3, 2013. 101-minute dharma talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh from Stillwater Meditation Hall, Upper Hamlet of Plum Village. We begin with two chants from the monastics followed by a talk on the theme of compassion. Thay begins with a follow-up on the visit to Stanford University where we had the topic of compassion.

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Thich Nhat Hanh on Mindfulness, Suffering, and Engaged Buddhism

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Zen master and poet Thich Nhat Hanh was forcibly exiled from his native country of Vietnam more than 40 years ago. We visited the Buddhist monk at a Christian conference center in a lakeside setting of rural Wisconsin. Here, Thich Nhat Hanh offers stark, gentle wisdom for living in a world of anger and violence.

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The Prince of Happiness

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I jump at the chance to learn from a living legend of non-violence, despite the 5:30 wake-up call and hours sitting in silence. By Alice Klein True love and happiness? Is that a fairy tale? Not according to fearless 86-year-old social activist monk and Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh (pronunced “tik nyat hawn”), who’s sitting

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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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Mara and the Buddha – Embracing our Suffering

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Thich Nhat Hanh Dear friends, today is the 6th of August, 1996 and we are in the Upper Hamlet. We are going to speak English today. I would like to tell you a story that took place a number of years ago. One day I saw the Venerable Ananda—you know who he is? Ananda is

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Learn the art of making one person happy, and you will learn to express your love for the whole of humanity and all beings. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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