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Happy Continuation Day to Sister Chân Không

Today is a very special day for Plum Village, because it is the 80th birthday of our eldest sister, Sr. Chân Không. At Plum Village we prefer to call our “birthday” our continuation day, and we nourish our gratitude for her continued presence in the sangha. She has been a pillar of support for countless people, both lay and monastic. You can read about her many beautiful arms of a bodhisattva in her profile on our website and her books, and article in Lion’s Roar. She is well known for her soulful singing that moves people to tears in her total relaxation sessions, and awakens their healing and reconciliation through her tireless talks on the practice of beginning anew. Even now as she is at the sweet age of 80 she continues to fly around the world giving talks to inspire the young and old alike, she is always ready to offer her time and heart to audiences of hundreds or to a single person crying with pain. We wish you steady good health, lightness in body and mind as we remember you with much gratitude, love and respect on your continuation day.

Happy Continuation to our beloved eldest sister.

You can enjoy her singing a happy song!

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  • Dear Sister Chân Không: I have a tape of your singing that I have asked my family to play when I am dying. I find it comforting! And I have a piece of paper you signed using my name and you used the word dear! I have it framed with your picture and with Thay’s picture over my desk where I can see it every day. I am one of those millions who treasure you and your love. Thank you so very much for your presence and happy continuation day!

  • Dear Sr. Chan Khong,
    Thank you so much for your teaching, have a wonderful continuation day! With greatest love and respect, I promise to continue my practice for you and the Sangha.
    Dr. Christian Tuebke

  • So many memories of shared times. Coleading Dharma sharing at Camp Swig where you also asked me to fill in for a sick person doing the third training at the last minute—-to many times in Plum Village — to your email saying Thay wants me to come for Lamp transmission — to explaining the significance of a temple to me in Vietnam. Just on PV site in airport on way home from Deer Park. Many lovely Brothers and sisters there. And many lovely young monastic aspirants and pre aspirants. What you and Thay have nourished is growing healthy new flowers. Happy continuation, love, and peace. Rowan

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    What is Mindfulness

    Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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