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Dharma Talks / Practicing Peace in Response to the Invasion of Ukraine

Sr Từ Nghiêm

Sister Tu Nghiem is a senior Dharma Teacher in Plum Village, of Ukrainian heritage. In this Dharma Talk, given in New Hamlet as part of an online “Day in Peace” for Ukraine, she shares three powerful ways we can all practice peace starting now, today.

0:00 Sr. Chan Duc’s introduction to “Namo ‘valokitesvara” – the Chant of Compassion
06:52 Namo ‘valokitesvara
26:38 Dharma talk by Sr. Tu Nghiem (Sister Loving Kindness)

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Invoking the Bodhisattvas’ Names

The word Bodhisattva means “awakened being”. In the text Invoking the Bodhisatva’s Names, written by Thich Nhat Hanh, 5 Bodhisattvas are mentioned who represent qualities we can all uncover in ourselves.  In this talk, Sister Tu Nghiem offers us an explanation of this text. You can find the text...

Sr Từ Nghiêm

September 19, 2021

The Birds are Still Singing

As we come in touch with the newly blooming flowers and the rising bird-song of Spring, Sr. Từ Nghiêm guides us in inquiring: how may we offer Spring cleaning and renewal to our body, and to our mind? In this warm and image-rich talk, our elder sister shares practical...

Sr Từ Nghiêm

March 7, 2021

The Four Fruits of the Plum Village Practice

Talk in English given on September 29, 2019, in the New Hamlet of Plum Village Sr Tu Nghiem talks about the Four fruits of the Plum Village practice, which are 1) froglessness, 2) Dwelling in the present moment 3) interbeing and 4) no birth and no death. With ‘froglessness’...

Sr Từ Nghiêm

September 29, 2019
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Living the Buddha’s Community

In this first talk of spring 2022 as Plum Village France reopens for retreatants, Sister Lăng Nghiêm (“Sister Hero”) through the sutra “Monuments to the Dharma” (Majjhima Nikaya 89) shows us how the Buddha’s original community is continuing today. In the sutra, the King Prasenajit praises the Buddha’s sangha...

Sr Lăng Nghiêm

March 17, 2022

We Continue Always

In this final talk of the commemorative retreat to honor 49 Days of Thay’s passing, Sister Chan Duc (Sr. Annabel) teaches the practices of recognizing and cultivating our continuation bodies, to touch the our true nature of no-birth and no-death. Find out more about Sister Chan Duc.

Sr Chân Đức

March 13, 2022

The Secret to Continuing Thay

There are so many urgent crises in the world and we may think, “If only Thay were still alive, he would know what to do.” In this talk, Brother Phap Linh explains that Thay can be very alive in us, if we know how to practice. By applying the...

Br Phap Linh

March 10, 2022

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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