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“The Rain” is composed and sung by Sister Chân Đức (Sr. True Virtue), or Sister Annabel, as she is known to many. We hope you enjoy this tender and gentle song. For those of us with some worry or trouble in this moment, may the rain of compassionate understanding soak deeply into the soil of our hearts, and restore our peace and freshness.

Written, Composed by Sr. Chan Duc (True Virtue)

The rain is falling so softly
Washing every leaf of every tree
Washing every care
Namo 'Valokiteshvaraya (x2)
The rain is falling so strongly 
Reaching every root of every tree 
Reaching every root of affliction 
Namo 'Valokiteshvaraya (x2)
The rain is falling so lovely
Playing the music of joy
For ten thousands of beings
Namo 'Valokiteshvaraya (x2)
— More from Sr Chân Đức

Gatha for Eating meditation

Eating can be very joyful and a deep practice. It nourishes us not only physically but also mentally and spiritually. We can spend a moment to be grateful for all the conditions that support our life – our parents, Mother Earth and Father Sun, etc… By living happily and...

Sr Chân Đức

February 6, 2021

Hope In Action

“For me, hope is right now. We can realize the virtue of hope by dwelling in the present moment.” In this talk, offered on the eve of New Year’s Day 2021, Sister Chân Đức shares about the path of True Love, with the four elements of lovingkindness, compassion, joy,...

Sr Chân Đức

December 31, 2020
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Bodhicitta in Action

Talk in English given on September 22nd, 2019, in the Lower Hamlet of Plum Village. Sr Chan Duc (Sr True Virtue/Sr Annabel) gives a Dharma talk on bodhicitta (the mind of love and awakening), and taking care of Mother Earth. We have to cultivate the insight that Mother Earth...

Sr Chân Đức

September 22, 2019

UK Tour

Sister Annabel Chan Duc’s thought-provoking memoir True Virtue: The Journey of an English Buddhist Nun is now available everywhere books are sold. https://www.parallax.org/product/true-virtue/

Sr Chân Đức

May 31, 2019

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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