Category Archives: reverence for life

We don’t have to be Perfect

Excerpt from Dharma Talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh on July 20, 1998 in Plum Village, France. When we get lost in the forest, if we want to go home, we may rely on the North Star as a sign … Continue reading

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Thinking is at the Base of Everything

Excerpt from “For a Future to Be Possible”, Thich Nhat Hanh It is not just by not killing with your body that you observe the First Precept. If in your thinking you allow the killing to go on, you also … Continue reading

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Our Real Enemy is Forgetfulness

Excerpts from “For a Future To Be Possible”, Thich Nhat Hahn The First Precept is a precept of compassion, karuna – the ability to remove suffering and transform it.  When we see suffering, compassion is born in us. It is … Continue reading

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Reverence for Life

Shambhala Sun | January 2012 FEATURE EXCERPT You’ll find this article on page 46 of the magazine. Be Beautiful, Be Yourself ANDREA MILLER’s exclusive interview with Thich Nhat Hanh. What would you say to someone who finds sitting meditation painful … Continue reading

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