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An Update on Thay’s Health: 13 December

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Official Announcement Plum Village December 13, 2014 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends,   Thay continues to surprise the doctors with his strong vital signs and steady, peaceful breathing. They are still amazed that Thay has been able to survive and even

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PRESS RELEASE: Thich Nhat Hanh represented at Vatican Summit

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For Immediate Release Contact: press@plumvillage.org www.plumvillage.org +33 638 058 158 (Sister Dedication) +34 007 852 06 (Sister Peace) Thich Nhat Hanh’s Representatives Join Pope Francis and Other Spiritual Leaders in Rome to Speak Out Against Modern Slavery Vatican City, Italy, December 2, 2014 – While Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh remains critically ill in the

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Thich Nhat Hanh’s Speech at the Vatican, December 2, 2014

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SUMMIT OF WORLD FAITH LEADERS TO END MODERN SLAVERY & HUMAN TRAFFICKING Vatican City, December 2, 2014 SPEECH BY ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH Read by Venerable Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Khong, his eldest monastic student **Watch the Video Footage here** Your Holinesses, Your Excellencies, Your Emminencies, dear Most Venerables, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen.

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An Update on Thay’s Health: 30th November

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Official Announcement Plum Village November 30, 2014 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, As the Winter Retreat continues to unfold in all our practice centers in Europe and America, Thay’s condition in the hospital remains stable. Thay continues to rest peacefully with

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An Update on Thay’s Health: 22nd November

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Official Announcement Re: Thay’s current condition Plum Village, 22 November, 2014 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, The doctors have expressed surprise at Thay’s resilience and stability over the last week, as the intensive treatment continues. Thay’s blood pressure and pulse are

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An update on Thay’s health: 16th November

The four-fold sanghas of Upper Hamlet, Son Ha, Lower Hamlet, New Hamlet and Maison de l'Inspir' all gathered this morning to perform the formal ceremony to open the retreat.

Official Announcement Re: Thay’s health situation Plum Village, 15 November, 2014 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, Thầy is now in a hospital with a highly reputable neurologist monitoring his progress. He is in the right place with the best possible care

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Guidance from Plum Village on visiting at this time

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Official Announcement Re: Guidance on Visiting Thay and Plum Village, France to help Thay’s recovery Plum Village, November 14, 2014 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, We would like to express our gratitude to everyone for generating a powerful collective energy of

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Audio: Sister Chan Khong’s Beautiful Song

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Please enjoy this beautiful recording of Sister Chan Khong singing her classic song “I smile”.

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Thich Nhat Hanh in Hospital

For Immediate Release Contact: press@plumvillage.org press@thichnhathanhfoundation.org www.plumvillage.org www.thichnhathanhfoundation.org   Global Buddhist Leader in Hospital Plum Village, France, November 12, 2014 – Thich Nhat Hanh, the world’s most famous Zen master, has been hospitalized in Bordeaux, France. With a deep mindful breath we announce that on Tuesday 11th of November 2014, Thay, Zen Master Thich Nhat

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Our Beloved Teacher in Hospital

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  Official Announcement Re: Thay’s present health condition and how to support Thay’s recovery   Plum Village, November 12, 2014 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends,   With a deep mindful breath we announce to the world the news that yesterday, the

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New Plum Village Monastic Fashion

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Agen, France October 13th, 2014 To my beloved children across the world, Today our monastic community is practicing and teaching all over the world. We have over 1000 monastics belonging to more than 30 nationalities, and many of our young monastics are from the West. As an international delegation we need to consider the way

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New Heart Sutra translation by Thich Nhat Hanh

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On 11th September Thay completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the Heart Sutra, one of the most important sutras in Mahayana Buddhism. This new English translation is based on the new Vietnamese translation that Thay began working on three weeks ago at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism in Germany. Below the

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La Stampa (Italy): 10 September 2014

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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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A Million Buddhas-to-be

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  Don’t worry if you feel you can only do one tiny good thing in one small corner of the cosmos. Just be a Buddha body in that one place. This week Thay’s community of followers on Facebook reached ONE MILLION. To celebrate, we invited people to share how they are applying Thay’s teachings in their corner

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No Coming, No Going: Thay’s 2014 Spain Tour concludes

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Thay’s first major Spain Tour concluded last Sunday afternoon May 11th, with the powerful collective energy of thousands meditating under Barcelona’s Arc de Triomf, Passeig Lluís Companys. An estimated 5,000 people participated in Sunday’s collective sitting meditation in the bright spring sunshine. Some of them had been waiting at the spot since early morning, and some shed

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Plum Village Practice in Vietnam – some background

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Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh’s return from exile Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh returned to Vietnam in 2005, after nearly 40 years of exile for having called for an end to the Vietnam War. His return attracted tens of thousands of people to his talks and retreats. His accessible teachings on mindfulness and renewed style of

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Voices of Compassion

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Thich Nhat Hanh was a Vietnamese refugee who, instead of becoming bitter after being sent into exile, set up foundations to help other refugees that were too poor to buy food and clothes. He tried to teach people to be mindful of the natural world through poetry and lectures. Even though things were bad, he

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The Hands of Peace

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I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph a dialogue between Thich Nhat Hanh and David Suzuki. Of course, I took many pictures of each of them, showing Thay’s gestures, expressions as well as his open and compassionate countenance. Part way through the discussion I became aware of the separate dialogue that was going on in

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Killarney Retreat 2012

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This is a playlist of Dharma Talks by Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh during the Retreat in Killarney Ireland

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Vesak Message 2013

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by Thich Nhat Hanh Queen Mahamaya had a very easy labor when she gave birth to Siddhartha. On the way to her parents’ home to give birth, she and her entourage stopped to rest in the Lumbini garden. While taking a walk in the garden, she felt the moment of birth coming. She held onto

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Exclusive interview with Oprah Magazine, March 2010

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He’s been a Buddhist monk for more than 60 years, as well as a teacher, writer and vocal opponent of war – a stance that left him exiled from his native Vietnam for four decades. Now the man Martin Luther King Jr. called “an apostle of peace and nonviolence” reflects on the beauty of the

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Upgrading the Mindfulness Bell

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