April 1, 2012. 67-minute dharma talk given at The American School in London by Thich Nhat Hanh. The sangha is on the UK and Ireland Tour and this is part three of the Educators’ Retreat: An Exploration of Mindful Education . The first few minutes the audio is bad but then improves.
In this talk we learn about being present through mindfully eating a tangerine – it is a spiritual experience. Why is this important? Happy teachers will change the world. Invest in every breath, every step to have more peace and more concentration. The three kinds of power can help you. First is the power to understand . The second power is love . And the third is to let go . The classroom can be a second chance for a suffering child to learn about love. The last segment of the talk is on walking meditation.
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April 5, 2012. 125-minute dharma talk given at The University of Nottingham by Thich Nhat Hanh. The sangha is on the UK and Ireland Tour and this is orientation for the Cultivating Happiness Family Retreat. We begin with an introduction to chanting. By recognizing the suffering in ourselves and...