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Dharma Talks / Will Thay Sing us a Song?

Thich Nhat Hanh

August 15, 2013. 102-minute dharma talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario during the 2013 Nourishing Great Togetherness teaching tour. This is the fourth dharma talk for the 6-day retreat with the theme Happy Teachers will Change the World. We begin with two chants from the monastics followed by a session of questions and answers.

Children

Will you tell us of a struggle you’ve had and how meditation and the bell helped you to overcome it?
Recalling the dream in an earlier talk this week, how did it make you feel when the secretary said yes to you and not to the other person?
Will Thay sing us a song?
What made you want to become a zen master?

Teens

What is the difference between joy and happiness?
My father causes much suffering and doesn’t practice right view. I have lots of resentment I am fearful. How do I transform my suffering to peace and joy when he has hurt me so much?
How did mindfulness help you in your life?
How can I bring the practice to life for the ones I love without forcing it on them, especially those who have sexual misconduct or doing drugs?

Adults

A question about engaged Buddhism.
In the list of 51 mental formations, shame is identified as a wholesome formation. Can you explain this?
A question about hope. Fear and anger in society and future of human race and the planet.
Another question on the future. With favorable climatic conditions ending, how do we balance kindness/mindfulness for future generations and with present people?
A question about ending a relationship. What do you do when there isn’t an ability to leave a toxic relationship? How do we transform if we’re not strong enough in our practice? Also concerns about financial stability beyond the relationship.
A question from a person who can’t overcome her suffering. The pain seems insurmountable. The question comes with some question on how to continue living.

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— More from 2013 North American Tour

How to stop looking for other people’s approval?

Thay answers questions on 21 June 2014. Question 5 Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/FzGe/ Topics: buddhism, mindfulness, thich nhat hanh, teenager, teens, inferiority, affirmation, approval, criticism, self-confidence, independent, belief, vietnam war

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 21, 2014

How can I stop behaving as a victim? |

Thay answers questions on 21 June 2014. Question 12 Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/FzGh/ Topics: mindfulness, buddhism, thich nhat hanh, thay, deer park, Jew, native American, victim, compassion, suffering, happiness, avoid, help

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 21, 2014

How to deal with anger and despair as an activist?

Thay answers questions during a retreat at Deer Park Monastery (October, 2013). Question: High flying planes leave behind white streaks. Some researchers claim these are polluting. This scares me, because this is a threat to my health. It also makes me angry, because no one is doing anything about...

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 21, 2014

How to transform despair into compassion and peace?

Thay answers questions on 21 June 2014. Question 11 Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/FzGq/ Topics: mindfulness, buddhism, thich nhat hanh, thay, 9/11, Middle East, war, peace, compassion, fear, anger, calm, deep listening, understand, suffering, loving speech, korea

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 21, 2014

How to stop being obsessed with video games?

Thay answers questions on 21 June 2014. Question 2 Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/FzGo/ Topics: buddhism, thich nhat hanh, children, kids, computer, video games, obsession, addiction, mindful, consumption, run away, problems, parents, dharma body, kingdom of God, gospel

Thich Nhat Hanh

June 21, 2014

Can There be Peace without War?

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Finding Our True Home Questions and Answers

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Thich Nhat Hanh

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True Love and the Four Noble Truths

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Our Ultimate Concern

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How to Promote World Peace

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Thich Nhat Hanh

September 28, 2013

Exploring the Joy of Practice

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Thich Nhat Hanh

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Nutriments for Healing

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September 25, 2013

Introduction and Chanting in Mississippi

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Thich Nhat Hanh

September 24, 2013

Mindfulness in Our Everyday Lives

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True Love and the Three Doors of Liberation

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Thich Nhat Hanh

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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