This is the Dharma talk given by Thay in the New Hamlet of Plum Village on Wednesday, December 28th, 2011, during the Winter Retreat 2011-12. Thay is speaking in French- to listen to the English translation, set audio controls to listen to the right earphone only. Thay teaches on the Noble Eightfold Path, and how concrete practices can help us to cultivate this path. "Thought can make us suffer; we need to be able to stop our thinking in order to be capable of happiness. If we look at the sun but cannot get deeply in touch with it in the present moment, we only see suffering, we cannot see all the conditions of happiness that are already present. If you can see all thoughts just as notions, you can penetrate the reality of no-birth and no-death." Thay teaches about the three practices of concentration found in all Buddhist traditions: emptiness, signlessness, and aimlessness. He also teaches on the nature of karma (body, speech, and mind) and the four practices of Right Diligence.
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