Call Me by My True Names
Do not say that I’ll depart tomorrow
because even today I still arrive.
Look deeply: I arrive in every second
to be a bud on a spring branch,
to be a tiny bird, with wings still fragile,
learning to sing in my new nest,
to be a caterpillar in the heart of a flower,
to be a jewel hiding itself in a stone.
I still arrive, in order to laugh and to cry,
in order to fear and to hope.
The rhythm of my heart is the birth and
death of all that are alive. ……
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Our teacher transitioned on January 22, 2022. Plum Village is offering memorial information.
We will also take time to come together as a Sangha to honor Thay’s gifts. More info in our announcements.