Category Archives: no birth, no death

Neither Same Nor Different

Excerpt from “Buddha Mind, Buddha Body” by Thich Nhat Hanh Buddhist teaching guides us to look at things as neither the same nor different. This way of seeing things is something that can be experienced. When our father was born … Continue reading

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We are Everything

Looking Deeply at No Birth and No Death by Thich Nhat Hanh  When we begin to understand that we are everything, our fear begins to disappear.  We have deeply touched the dimensions of space and time.  But to really be … Continue reading

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The 16 Steps to Mindfulness of Breath

Excerpt from “The Key to Happiness“ The 16 methods of inhaling and exhaling, in combination with the Four Establishments of Mindfulness, are the essence of the Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing. Everything that exists can be places into … Continue reading

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Practice Like a Wave

Water comes from high mountain sources. Water runs deep in the Earth. Miraculously, water comes to us and sustains all life. My gratitude is filled to the brim. “When you look at the surface of the ocean, you can see … Continue reading

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If we open our eyes, we will see.

Excerpt from “Fragrant Palm Leaves” by Thich Nhat Hanh Subject and object of consciousness cannot exist apart from each other.  Without an object, the subject cannot be aware of anything.  Mountains and rivers, earth and sun, all lie within the … Continue reading

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Seed and Plant ‘inter-are’

You don’t discriminate between the seed and the plant. You see that they ‘inter-are’ with each other, that they are the same thing. Looking deeply at the young cornstalk, you can see the seed of corn, still alive, but with … Continue reading

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The Insight that Brings Us to the Other Shore

On September 11th, 2014 Thay completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the Heart Sutra, one of the most important sutras in Mahayana Buddhism. >>Download a print-friendly one-page pdf The Insight That Brings Us to the Other Shore … Continue reading

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