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Sister Chân Lăng Nghiêm

Adornment with Heroic March

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Life Story

Sister Chân Lăng Nghiêm was ordained as a novice nun on February 8th 2003 in the “Walnut” family. She received full ordination as a bhikshuni in January 2006, and the Lamp Transmission from Thầy, to become a Dharma Teacher, in January 2010.  Originally from Vietnam, she and her family immigrated to America in 1979, living in various states including Colorado, California, and Florida. It is from Thầy that she has learned to be comfortable in her own skin, to feel at home, wherever she is, and to deeply appreciate the gems found in people and cultures everywhere.

She is an active member of our international community and has lived in Lower Hamlet, France; Deer Park Monastery, California; and Blue Cliff Monastery, New York. With her love of books and Thay’s teachings, she serves on the advisory board of Parallax Press and is happy to see Thầy’s books appear in schools, hospitals, prisons, bedside tables, and even local coffee shops around the world. She is an amateur at sewing, but can replicate practically anything just by looking at the original product. Many of our robes, jackets, hats, cushions and mats are sewn by her loving hands and mindful energy.

Dharma Talks

Invoking The Bodhisattva

What actions can we take to help bring about healing within ourselves and around us? How do we regain our sovereignty in moments of difficulty? (5:05 – ~10:00) Do we see a craving inside of ourselves for normalcy? How can we take this moment as an opportunity to realign…

Sr Lăng Nghiêm

June 21, 2020

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 Hien Nghiem

July 17, 2019

The Eight Consciousnesses | Neuroscience Retreat

Sr Lang Nghiem talks about the 8 consciousnesses (from the Manifestation-only School), which comprise the consciousnesses of the eye, ear, nose, tongue, touch, mind, manas and store. These consciousnesses are always in flux and flowing with countless input and output happening at each and every moment. It is called…

Sr Lăng Nghiêm

June 16, 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 Hien Nghiem

June 3, 2019

Truthful and Loving Speech

Sister Lang Nghiem teaches on the 8th, 9th and 10th Mindfulness Training, True Community and Communication, Truthful and Loving Speech, Protecting and Nourishing the Sangha respectively. Transformation of our speech and speech patterns is possible. Communication, kindness and loving speech are all trainable and we can learn to speak…

Sr Lăng Nghiêm

November 18, 2018

Wake Up Earth | Understanding Our Mind

Buddhism offers a model to understand our mind that is simple and effective in transforming our suffering. Each person is made up of 5 aggregates – form is our physical body, feelings or emotions, mental formations, perceptions and consciousness. Our mind is basically comprised of the five consciousnesses linked…

Sr Lăng Nghiêm

August 12, 2018


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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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