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Dharma Talks / Climbing a Mountain

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 19, 2012. 117-minute dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from Upper Hamlet in Plum Village during the 21-Day Retreat with the theme The Science of the Buddha. The talk is given in English and this is the thirteenth dharma talk (of 15).

Thay announced the names of apprentice Dharma Teachers for the coming year. There will about 50 from the monastic Sunflower family and about 15 lay students (Belgium, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany, and USA).  We are reminded that a dharma teacher can create happiness for those around them and can handle a painful/unpleasant feeling. Even with some suffering, dharma teachers can discover this is a happy moment.

Climbing a mountain, arriving with every step. Illustrated from a story of traveling China with the sangha.

Five Universal Mental Formations.

Always present and always together. A neural pathway that can lead to happiness or suffering. Creates a habit. We don’t need to focus on our suffering. Create a habit of happiness.

Contact – eyes, ears, etc.
Feeling
Attention – To be able to select the object of your attention. This is good practice. Appropriate attention.
Perception / Conception
Volition

Five Particular Mental Formations

Desire / Intention
Resolution / Determination
Mindfulness
Concentration
Insight

Types of Consciousness

Eye
Ear
Nose
Tongue
Body
Mind (this consciousness can instruct manas – the work of meditation)
Manas (the ground the first six lean upon – wrong view; seeks pleasure)
Store (everything manifests from here – all the seeds)

— More from 2012 Science of the Buddha

Conditioned Genesis

June 20, 2012. 79-minute dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from Upper Hamlet in Plum Village during the 21-Day Retreat with the theme The Science of the Buddha. The talk is given in English and this is the fifteenth dharma talk (of 15). No chanting. This is the final dharma talk...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 21, 2012

Looking Deeply into Our True Nature

This is the 13th talk of the June 2012 Science of the Buddha retreat held in Plum Village. 02:03 Three Bells 03:10 Introduction 03:34 Buddha nature in every one of us 06:15 Understanding and compassion bring peace 08:01 Right thinking produces compassion 11:45 Recovering our sovereignty with our breath...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 20, 2012

A Seed of Corn

June 20, 2012. 70-minute dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from New Hamlet in Plum Village during the 21-Day Retreat with the theme The Science of the Buddha. The talk is given in English and this is the fourteenth dharma talk (of 15). No chanting, but began with some mindful movements. True...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 20, 2012

Habits of Happiness

This is the 11th talk of the 21-Day Retreat given by Thay on the 19th of June, 2012. 00:00 Title Screen 15:27 Introduction 16:40 List of Apprentice Dharma Teachers 20:20 Qualities of a Dharma Teacher 22:09 Walking meditation in daily life 26:00 How to climb a mountain 28:37 The...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 19, 2012

Science of the Buddha: Questions and Answers #2

June 17, 2012. 93-minute dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from Upper Hamlet in Plum Village during the 21-Day Retreat with the theme The Science of the Buddha. The talk is given in English and this is the twelfth dharma talk (of 15). This talk is a session of...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 17, 2012

The Six Mantras

June 16, 2012. 99-minute dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from Upper Hamlet in Plum Village during the 21-Day Retreat with the theme The Science of the Buddha. The talk is given in English and this is the eleventh dharma talk (of 15). Four (six) Mantras of Love (45-minutes)...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 16, 2012

One Cell in the Buddha Body

June 14, 2012. 86-minute dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from Upper Hamlet in Plum Village during the 21-Day Retreat with the theme The Science of the Buddha. The talk is given in English and this is the tenth dharma talk (of 15). The Four Recollections Joy and happiness...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 14, 2012

One Cell in the Buddha Body

This is the tenth Dharma talk of Thay from the Science of the Buddha Retreat, offered in the Upper Hamlet of Plum Village on Thursday, June 14th, 2012. 00:00 Title Screen 00:30 Chanting of the Heart Sutra in English 12:00 Chanting of the Four Recollections in Vietnamese 21:25 Three...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 14, 2012

Nirvana In the Here and the Now

This is the ninth Dharma talk of Thay from the Science of the Buddha Retreat, offered in the New Hamlet of Plum Village on Wednesday, June 13th, 2012. 16:10 Separate Investigation of the Phenomenal and Noumenal 性相別 20:00 Conventional Truth (俗諦) and Ultimate Truth (真諦) 23:15 Mind of Non-Discrimination...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 13, 2012

Nirvana In the Here and the Now

June 13, 2012. 124-minute dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from New Hamlet in Plum Village during the 21-Day Retreat with the theme The Science of the Buddha. The talk is given in English and this is the ninth dharma talk (of 15). Investigation of the phenomenonal and noumenal...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 13, 2012

The Ground of Right View

This is the eight Dharma talk of Thay from the Science of the Buddha Retreat, offered in the Upper Hamlet of Plum Village on Tuesday, June 12th, 2012. 00:57 Bell 02:18 Contemplation before chanting 02:57 Three Refuges 05:10 Les Trois Refuges 11:15 Three bells 12:39 The seven factors of...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 12, 2012

The Ground of Right View

June 12, 2012. 111-minute dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from Upper Hamlet in Plum Village during the 21-Day Retreat with the theme The Science of the Buddha. The talk is given in English and this is the eighth dharma talk (of 15). Seven Factors of Enlightenment (relaxation, joy,...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 12, 2012

There Is Action But No Actor

This is the seventh Dharma talk of Thay from the Science of the Buddha Retreat, offered in the Lower Hamlet of Plum Village on Sunday, June 10th, 2012. 3:45 Contemplation before chanting 4:20 Les Vision Profond (french) 6:50 hien tien thanh tinh (we are truly present) 12:00 Beginning of...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 10, 2012

There is Action but no Actor

June 10, 2012. 102-minute dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from Lower Hamlet in Plum Village during the 21-Day Retreat with the theme The Science of the Buddha. The talk is given in English and this is the seventh dharma talk (of 15). We begin with two chants: Les...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 10, 2012

The Temple of Brotherhood

16:30 Mindfulness as an Energy 18:05 When We Walk Together 19:40 The Temple of Brotherhood 23:40 Zen (Dhyana) Definition 28:00 History of Zen Master Tang Hoi 35:50 The Diamond Sutra and Four Notions to Throw Away 47:00 Two Kinds of Truth: Conventional Truth and Ultimate Truth 1:09:00 Let the...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 9, 2012

The Temple of Brotherhood

June 9, 2012. 127-minute dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from Lower Hamlet in Plum Village during the 21-Day Retreat with the theme The Science of the Buddha. The talk is given in English and this is the sixth dharma talk (of 15). Just prior to this session, those attending...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 9, 2012

The Impermanence of Consciousness

This is the fifth Dharma talk of Thay from the Science of the Buddha Retreat, offered in the New Hamlet of Plum Village on Thursday, June 7th, 2012. 0:15 Contemplations Before Chanting 1:00 The Heart of Perfect Understanding 5:45 Coeur de la Comprehension Parfaite 15:40 Three Bells 17:00 Introduction...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 7, 2012

The Impermanence of Consciousness

June 7, 2012. 99-minute dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from New Hamlet in Plum Village during the 21-Day Retreat with the theme The Science of the Buddha. The talk is given in English and this is the fifth dharma talk (of 15). This is an excellent session of questions...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 7, 2012

Your Mother’s Hand, the Nectar of Love

June 6, 2012. 114-minute dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from Upper Hamlet in Plum Village during the 21-Day Retreat with the theme The Science of the Buddha. The talk is given in English and this is the fourth dharma talk (of 15). We begin with chanting followed by the...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 6, 2012

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