Thích Nhất Hạnh and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr had much respect and love between them. Even before they met in person, King knew of the importance of seeing our interbeing. King wrote from the Birmingham jail: Moreover, I am cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I cannot sit idly by […]
We are in a time of many stressors – the pandemic and the resulting economic woes, the election, and all the suffering that lives entails anyway. We encourage you to vote. Wear a mask, stand in line, if needed, and breathe. Perhaps you can practice lovingkindness metta meditation for other voters, the politicians and yourself.
This Sunday, May 28, 2017, we are honored that Senior Dharma Teacher Chân Huy will deliver a talk to our sangha. Chân Huy, B.Sc, MSc. and MBA, teaches the art of mindful living in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village. Ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh in 1994 as a lay dharmacarya (dharma
Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, WALK WITH ME is a cinematic journey into the world of mindfulness and the Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh. Distribution is not yet arranged – perhaps we should start a campaign for “house showings” distribution and have it shown by sanghas all around the world…??
Huffington Post interviewed two monastics at Plum Village. The message? Acting out of a place of anger does not help. People who are passionate about taking action should learn from the nonviolent approach of Rev. Martin Luther King. When we are at a place of peace and love, we can offer recognition to others, to
Dr. King expresses the transcendent and the relational eloquently: “It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied together into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure
â€œThrough my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth… This is the real message of love.â€
â€• Thich Nhat Hanh, Teachings on Love
“If a cruel and violent person disembowels you, you can smile and look at him with love. It is his upbringing, his situation, and his ignorance that cause him to act so mindlessly. Look at him – the one this is bent on your destruction and heaps injustice upon you – with eyes of love