Category Archives: refuge

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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Words and Music by Carrie Newcomer ©2016 Carrie Newcomer Music (BMI), Administered by BMG Chrysalis Will you be my refuge, My haven in the storm, Will you keep the embers warm, When my fire’s all but gone? Will you remember, … Continue reading

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Refuge Chant

From “Chanting of the Heart: Buddhist Ceremonies and Daily Practices” by Thich Nhat Hanh and the Monks and Nuns of Plum Village Incense perfumes the atmosphere. A lotus blooms and the Buddha appears. The world of suffering and discrimination is … Continue reading

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Winter of Listening

Excerpt from from On Being Blog “A New Life I Must Call My Own” by Parker J. Palmer The Winter of Listening by David Whyte No one but me by the fire, my hands burning red in the palms while the night … Continue reading

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Taking Refuge

Excerpt from “Family Dharma:Taking Refuge: ” by Beth Roth – FULL ARTICLE In the Buddhist tradition, Taking Refuge means to cultivate an unshakable sense of safety, protection, and belonging. Taking Refuge provides a context for our spiritual journey. We take three refuges, … Continue reading

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Touching the Earth

 ~ from “A Pebble for Your Pocket”, page 44 by Thich Nhat Hanh. In Plum Village we do a practice called “Touching the Earth” every day. It helps us in many ways. You too could be helped by doing this … Continue reading

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Home is the Way

A Christmas message from Thầy Christmas time is a time for the family, when family members return to their home. Wherever we may be, we try to find a way home to be with our family. It is like the … Continue reading

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