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Sister Chân Thuần Khánh

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Life Story

Sister Chân Thuần Khánh was ordained as a novice nun on February 5th 2000 at Từ An Temple in Hue, Vietnam. She received full ordination as a bhikshuni on February 9th 2004 in Deer Park Monastery. She received the Lamp Transmission from Thầy to become Dharma Teacher in 2007.

She was trained as a high school teacher in Vietnam but chose to follow the spiritual path. She came to Plum Village in the year 2000. She has lived in Lower Hamlet, France; Deer Park Monastery, California; Prajna Monastery, Vietnam and Dieu Tram Nunery, Vietnam. 

At home in Lower Hamlet, she finds many ways to be with her younger monastic sisters such as hiking and mentoring. She also enjoys giving classes on fine manners and Buddhist psychology for the monastic sisters as well as sutras and basic Plum Village practices for lay friends. She has a lot of interest in the Manifestation-Only teachings and her favorite practices are breathing, walking, and Touching the Earth.

Dharma Talks

Doorways to Peace (The Five Powers)

Sr Thuan Khanh gives a dharma talk on how to keep our bodhicitta alive while going through difficulties. Bodhicitta is the essence or vitality of a practitioner and form the basis of our wholesome actions. It is important to start practicing before we encounter difficulties and to be in…

Sr Thuần Khánh

October 6, 2019

Communication and Overcoming Depression

Do you know if you are going through a depression? Do you experience feelings of blankness or a vacuum inside, or feel a lack of meaning in your life? Are you not able to enjoy the simple things that you used to enjoy? Do you practice meditation to deal…

Sr Thuần Khánh

March 26, 2018

Articles

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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