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Sister Chân Thệ Nghiêm

True Vow

Sister The Nghiem, currently the abbess of White Crane Hamlet at Blue Cliff Monastery, is a second-generation Vietnamese-American who grew up in Pennsylvania. She is one of the pioneers of Blue Cliff Monastery, helping to guide its transformation from a family holiday resort into a mindfulness practice center. As a musician, she has composed several chants and songs since becoming a nun. She has a deep interest in Buddhist psychology and its connection with Western psychology, merging the two to help people heal and touch their fullest potential.


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This is It!

This is the Second Dharma talk of the retreat offered by Sr. Thệ Nghiêm at Deer Park Monastery on September 15, 2017. Topics include Mindfulness, Concentration, and Insight and the Four Kinds of Nutriments. The retreat theme is Awakening the Source of Understanding. The retreat is part of the…

Sr Thệ Nghiêm

September 15, 2017

Afternoon of Mindfulness in San Francisco

During the 2015 Miracle of Mindfulness tour, the monastic sangha is traveling in the United States offering retreats and teachings. On October 10, 2015 an Afternoon of Mindfulness was offered at the Nourse Theatre in San Francisco, CA. The afternoon begins with songs and a guided mediation by Sister…

Sr Thệ Nghiêm, Br Pháp Hải

October 10, 2015
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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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