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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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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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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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Thich Nhat Hanh in Toronto 2013

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We have to learn to live our life as a human being deeply. We need to live each breath deeply, so that we have peace, joy and freedom as we breathe — Thich Nhat Hanh

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