From the Assembly of Stars Meditation Hall at Lower Hamlet, Plum Village. This is the second week of the annual Summer Opening retreat at Plum Village. This short 47-minute talk is in English with a focus on arriving in the present moment with walking meditation. Both the audio and the video are available below.
I have arrive. I am home. We have spent so much of our time running and looking for something. We can learn to stop and see the wonders of life in the present moment. We may miss our appointment with life. Mindfulness helps us enjoy the present moment. The purpose of the practice is to always go home to the here and now. If you live like that, you can have peace and joy.
Teaching on the practice of the “waking up” gatha. Other verses are mentioned, including a “walking” gatha. Arriving in your true home. With each step we have solidity and freedom.
The full question was: When we find another person’s presence not nourishing, how can we withdraw skillfully? Or should we withdraw? This question was asked by a teenager during a Q & A session with Thich Nhat Hanh at a summer retreat in Plum Village (2014). You can support...