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Mindfulness of Love and Gratitude

Br. Minh Hy invites us to connect to great ancestral teachers who played a very important role in Thầy’s journey of renewing Buddhism. Inspired by their example, we can improve and refine our own practice, with faith and perseverance. We can make their practice come to life as we…

Br Minh Hy

October 30, 2022
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Peace, Reconciliation and Harmony with Right Speech

Sister Thuận Nghiêm (Sister Harmony) takes us along her life-long journey of transforming her way of thinking and speaking with the practice. She shares many true stories about the importance of checking our perceptions and speaking more humbly and lovingly. The impact of our speech is immediate and wide….

Sr Thuận Nghiêm

October 23, 2022
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Wisdom, Hope, Faith

“Do not abandon your aspiration too early!” Through her own experience of fearlessness, hope, compassion, anger, and despair during the war in Vietnam, Sr. Chân Không shares how she transformed unwholesome seeds through mindfulness practices in our Plum Village tradition. Touching on difficult topics such as suicide, alcoholism and…

Sr Chân Không

October 13, 2022
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The Foundation of our Activism

“Mindfulness of breathing is the great vehicle used by buddhas to save beings who are drifting.” – Master Khương Tăng Hội Meditation Master Khương Tăng Hội, the first patriarch of Zen in Vietnam, was a great source of inspiration for our teacher Thầy to practice and develop Engaged Buddhism….

Sr Hội Nghiêm

October 9, 2022

Dharma Talks from Thich Nhat Hanh View All


The Heart of Love (English & Italian)

This is the 2nd Dharma talk by Thay for the Italian Retreat: “The Mind of Love transforms all difficulties” in New Hamlet, Plum Village. Help us caption & translate this video! https://amara.org/v/FIuW/

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August 29, 2014

The Practice of True Presence

This is the second dharma talk of the “The Mind of Love Transforms All Difficulties” retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh at the New Hamlet of Plum Village in France. The talk is given in English with consecutive translation into Italian. In this very short talk on August 29, 2014, Thay teaches…

Thich Nhat Hanh

August 29, 2014

This is a Legendary Moment

This is the first dharma talk of the The Mind of Love Transforms All Difficulties retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh at the Upper Hamlet of Plum Village in France. The talk is given in English with consecutive translation into Italian. In this short talk (30-minutes) on August 28, 2014, Thay teaches…

Thich Nhat Hanh

August 28, 2014

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Interbeing and Interpenetration

We would like to invite you to enjoy a reading from book “The Sun My Heart” by Thich Nhat Hanh, read by Br. Phap Lai.

November 30, 2021
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“The Sun My Heart”

We would like to invite you to enjoy a reading from book “The Sun My Heart” by Thich Nhat Hanh, read by Br. Phap Lai, Piano by Bao Tich Nguyen.

July 17, 2021

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Discourse on Transforming Violence and Fear

1) Let us listen and observe to understand how, from a happy and wholesome state, people have brought society into a state of terror and violence. How have past generations acted for the situation to become like this? I want to talk to you about this suffering and tell…

Attadaṇḍa Sutta, #16 of the Arthapada, Taishō 198, Snp 4.15
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Discourse on Turning the Wheel of the Dharma

This is what I have heard. At one time the World-Honored One was staying near Varanasi at Isipatana in the Deer Park. At that time the World-Honored One addressed the group of five monks, saying, “Bhikkhus, there are two extremes that a monk should avoid. What are the two?…

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, Samyutta Nikāya 56.11.
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Discourse on the Land of Great Happiness

This is what I heard the Buddha say one time when he was staying in the Anathapindika Monastery in the Jeta Grove. At that time the Buddha had with him a Sangha of 1,250 bhikshus, all arhats and the most well-known among his senior disciples, including Shariputra, Mahamaudgalyayana, Mahakashyapa,…

Sukhāvatī-Vyūha Sutra, Taishō Revised Tripiṭaka 366
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Discourse on the Absolute Truth

He who still abides by a dogmatic view, considering it as the highest in the world, thinking “this is the most excellent” and disparaging other views as inferior, is still considered not to be free from disputes. When seeing, hearing, or sensing something and considering it as the only…

Paramatthaka Sutta, Sutta Nipāta 4.5

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Chant of Praise & Aspiration

A flower held up speaks wonderfully. Its five petals have a special fragrance. The Dharma Treasure is transmitted from India and continued in the Mind-Seal school in China. May all generations of Ancestral Teachers, residing in the Nirvana of the Wonderful Mind, seated high on the precious Dharma throne,…

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Listening To The Bell

“With body, speech and mind in perfect oneness, I send my heart along with the sound of this bell…” Brother Phap Linh was encouraged by Thay (Thich Nhat Hanh) to use “local material” to compose music. This piece became like a meeting of two ancient traditions of Celtic Christianity…

Br Phap Linh

April 25, 2021
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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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