Category Archives: community

Meeting Thầy’s Life Force

Excerpt from Deer Park Monastery post on May 06, 2019 titled “Meeting Thay’s Life Force” by Sister Dang Nghiem I had the opportunity to see Thầy at the root temple, Từ Hiếu, on March 16, 2019. Thầy was eating breakfast … Continue reading

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Sangha Body

Excerpt from Mindfulness Bell post based on a Dharma talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village in September 1996 We all need love. Without enough love, we may not be able to survive, as individuals and as a planet. … Continue reading

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Restoring Peace and Safety

Excerpt from Mindfulness Bell article “Restoring Peace and Safety: Paths to Community Justice” by Cheri Maples A real danger about the popularity of mindfulness is misunderstanding what it is. It isn’t just a relaxation tool and it isn’t just a medical model. … Continue reading

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For or Against?

Excerpt from THE BHIKKHU AND THE BUTTERFLY:  A Conversation between  AJAHN PASANNO and JULIA BUTTERFLY HILL – Full Interview JBH: My whole approach to the people I meet is to communicate the language of love, so I make it a point not to … Continue reading

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Why Sangha?

Excerpt from New Sangha Practice Book by Thich Nhat Hanh Alone we are vulnerable, but with brothers and sisters to work with, we can support each other. We cannot go to the ocean as a drop of water—we would evaporate before reaching … Continue reading

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Together We Are One

Excerpt from “Together We are One”, page 213, Thich Nhat Hanh Mindfulness is something we have to experience for ourselves. No one can give it to us; we must touch it for ourselves. This is the living Dharma. Buddhism is … Continue reading

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Community is a Garden

Excerpt from “Happiness” by Thich Nhat Hanh The Sangha is a garden, full of many varieties of tress and flowers.  When we can look at ourselves and at others as beautiful, unique flowers and trees we can truly grow to … Continue reading

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