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Sister Hiến Nghiêm

True Dedication

Sister True Dedication (the translation of her Vietnamese monastic name, “Chân Hiến Nghiêm”) is from the U.K. She was ordained in 2008 at the age of 27, and became a Dharma Teacher in 2016.

Before entering the monastery, Sister True Dedication studied History & Political Thought at Cambridge University and worked as a journalist for BBC News in London. In the early years of her monastic training, she assisted Thich Nhat Hanh and Sister Chan Khong in their engaged Buddhist actions for human rights, religious freedom, applied ethics, and ecology. She helped to found the international Wake Up Movement, a community of young meditators who are finding new ways to combine mindfulness and engaged Buddhism.

Today, she contributes her time and energy to guiding young monastics and editing Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings, in particular his recent books on Buddhism and ecology, including Love Letter to the Earth (2013), The Art of Living (2017), and Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet (2021). She helps the community with external communications and media liaison, and can occasionally be found on twitter and instagram. At home in the monastery Sister True Dedication enjoys relaxing with her monastic siblings, drinking coffee, community-building, savoring silence in nature, and (when it’s appropriate) acting in comedy skits.


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Wake Up Earth “Engaged Action & Aspiration”

Sister True Dedication teaches on how to combine spirituality and action. When we have found a spiritual path, we realize that we are not alone, we walk the path with others. The Four Noble Truths enable us to see the heart of the situation and the way to better…

Sr Hiến Nghiêm

August 15, 2019

Questions & Answers

0:00:51 Should we always speak the truth? 0:09:40 How can I deal with pain and chronicle disease in a loving way? 0:23:58 How to let go of attachment? 0:40:35 How to handle my cravings? 0:53:46 How to make decisions?

Sr Lăng Nghiêm, Sr Hiến Nghiêm

July 17, 2019

Happiness or Profit?

Sr Lang Ngheim talks about the different ways we can come back to the present moment. One way is to be present but caught in what is happening, the other is to be present but free. She explains and shares personal stories on how the insight of interbeing enables…

Sr Lăng Nghiêm, Sr Hiến Nghiêm

June 3, 2019

Dharma Talks

Wake Up Earth “Engaged Action & Aspiration”

Sister True Dedication teaches on how to combine spirituality and action. When we have found a spiritual path, we realize that we are not alone, we walk the path with others. The Four Noble Truths enable us to see the heart of the situation and the way to better…

Sr Hiến Nghiêm

August 15, 2019

Happiness or Profit?

Sr Lang Ngheim talks about the different ways we can come back to the present moment. One way is to be present but caught in what is happening, the other is to be present but free. She explains and shares personal stories on how the insight of interbeing enables…

Sr Lăng Nghiêm, Sr Hiến Nghiêm

June 3, 2019
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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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