Category: dharma

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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NPR held a contest for people to submit scripts for ads for something wonderful we can’t buy. Here’s the ad for “nothing” – a Buddha’s delight!

“Through 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.”

― 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 …

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In order to save our planet Earth, we must have a collective awakening. Individual awakening is not enough. That is why one Buddha is not enough.  – Thich Nhat Hanh Excerpt from One Buddha Is Not Enough: … through evolution, we …

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“Man is not the enemy.  Our enemy is hatred, anger, ignorance, and fear. … God does not take sides.  Jesus, Buddha, Allah – all the great beings speak of compassion and inclusiveness.  We should not believe that we can be …

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From “The Heart of Understanding” by Thích Nhất Hạnh: “What is the date on which you were born, your birth date? Before that date, did you already exist? Were you already there before you were born? Let me help you. To …

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