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Seven Ways to Practice

Edited excerpt from “Breathe, You are Alive!” by Thich Nhat Hanh Here are seven different ways to focus on putting the Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing into practice: • Following the Breath in Daily Life • Awareness of … Continue reading

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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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What is the Equality Complex?

Thay answers question on June 21 2014 in Plum Village.

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All We Need is Love

“Falling in Love with the Earth” by Thich Nhat Hanh This beautiful, bounteous, life-giving planet we call Earth has given birth to each one of us, and each one of us carries the Earth within every cell of our body. … 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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Optical Delusion of Consciousness

A human being is part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. We experience ourselves, our thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest. A kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This … Continue reading

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We are All Mothers

Excerpt from “Living Buddha, Living Christ”  by Thich Nhat Hanh The Buddha said that his Dharma body is more important than his physical body. He meant that we have to practice the Dharma in order to make nirvana available here and now. The … Continue reading

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No Sameness, No Otherness

Excerpt from Thich Nhat Hanh Dharma Talk on Ancestors Day 2008 The question is: the plant of corn and the seed of corn, are they one or two things? If they are one thing, both of them are the same … Continue reading

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