Thich Nhat Hanh 100th Day Memorial Ceremony (Plum Village France)

You are invited to join us for a Memorial Ceremony where we come together to generate the collective energy of peace in memory of our beloved teacher as we commemorate 100 days since his passing.

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The community will spend the morning in Noble Silence as we enjoy with you Guided Sitting Meditation, Touching the Earth, Chanting, and Reading from the Sutras.

The program will be in English, French, and Vietnamese (EN, FR, VN).

Detailed Program:

All times are local to Plum Village France (Central European Summer Time, GMT + 2

09:30 am Morning chant (in FR) & Guided sitting meditation (in EN, FR, VN)

09:45 am Incense offering and Touching of the Earth (VN, EN)

10:00 am Chanting Sutra opening verse and The Sutra of the Insight that Brings us to the Other Shore

10:15 am Chanting “Đầu Cành Dương Liễu” and “Namo Avalokiteshvara” by all monastics.

Inviting the presence of our teacher Thầy and the compassionate energy of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, we generate together the energy of Love, Understanding, Peace and Happiness to nourish ourselves and the world. (With short invocation in EN, FR, VN)

10:30 am Read the Gatha given in the Discourse on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone (EN) – Text given below

10:45 am Sharing the merit (EN)

10:50 am Touching the Earth together, with text (EN, VN, FR) This will conclude our ceremony


The Gatha given in the Discourse on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone:

The Buddha taught:

“Do not pursue the past.

Do not lose yourself in the future.

The past no longer is.

The future has not yet come.

Looking deeply at life as it is

in the very here and now,

the practitioner dwells

in stability and freedom.

We must be diligent today.

To wait till tomorrow is too late.

Death comes unexpectedly.

How can we bargain with it?

The sage calls a person who

dwells in mindfulness

night and day

the one who knows the better way to live alone.”

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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