The January 2014 Shambhala Sun magazine is now on newsstands, featuring a retreat and interview with Thich Nhat Hanh; Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield on “What Makes Us Free”; teachers Gina Sharpe, Karen Maezen Miller, Norman Fischer, and others offering helpful perspectives on the timely subject of “Joyful Giving” — and quite a lot more. [...]
‘People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh By Leo Babauta The end of procrastination is the art of letting go. I’ve been a lifelong procrastinator, at least until recent years. I would put things off until […]
‘So if we love someone, we should train in being able to listen. By listening with calm and understanding, we can ease the suffering of another person.’ ~Thich Nhat Hanh By Leo Babauta While the idea of being more compassionate is appealing to many people, what stands in the way is that we get irritated […]
Sounds True invites you to join one Thich Nhat Hanh for a free live online event. Streaming live from the historic Paramount Theatre in Oakland, California, on Saturday, October 26, at 6 pm ET (GMT-4), “Refreshing Our Hearts,” a two-hour video program, will illuminate how the practice of mindfulness can radically transform our lives and [...]
I’m just back from a sold-out retreat in the Catskills with Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. When I first arrived at Blue Cliff Monastery, the lotus pond was full of buds closed so tight that I barely noticed they were there. But several days later, after one of Thay’s dharma talks, I stepped out of [...]
10 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes on Truth, Peace, and Compassion “It is my conviction that there is no way to peace - peace is the way.” Identity Theory
I was eating my California wrap outside at a local coffee shop in Boston when without reason I began to weep. Tears began rolling down my face, which made me feel as if I were sitting in a steady rain. It was as if my eyes had suddenly sprung a leak or a nearby sprinkler […]
“Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves—slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment.” - Thich Nhat Hanh
These days, when Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh leads a retreat, he draws quite a crowd. Albeit, a very quiet one. Last week, journalist Barbara Chai joined about 1500 others at the Blue Cliff Monastery in Pine Bush, NY, which houses monks and nuns in his Order of Interbeing. They had arrived for “A [...]
New York's ABC Home will host the U.S. premiere of Thich Nhat Hanh's calligraphy exhibit, displaying 88 original works of calligraphy by the Buddhist monk and spiritual leader. See a preview of five pieces from the collection.
Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh led a “Day of Mindfulness” at the Blue Cliff Monastery in Pine Bush, New York, Sunday, drawing 1500 practitioners from the tri-state area. Here's what deep relaxation feels like.
The Zen Buddhist master and author revered for his teachings on the "art of mindfulness" will be visiting New York City in early September.
While many thousands are eagerly anticipating peace advocate and Zen meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh’s Nourishing Great Togetherness tour of North America that began this week in Ontario, New York City and its visitors are in for an added treat: the first-ever U.S. exhibit of Hanh’s meditative calligraphy. Entitled “Calligraphic Meditation: The Mindful Art of [...]
Mindfulness has its roots in the Buddhist approach to increasing awareness of oneself and one's surroundings. Thich Nhat Hanh describes, mindfulness is at the heart of awakening, of enlightenment, and is achieved through the practice...Show More Summary
Today we celebrate the appearance of Siddhartha on this planet. However, the majority of us only worship Siddhartha as a supreme sacred power with the ability to bless and to protect us from danger. Not many are able to walk the path...Show More Summary
Next week, the city of Oakland, California will officially dedicate a massive bronze statue called “Remember Them: Champions for Humanity.” Created by sculptor Mario Chiodo, it features 25 humanitarians from around the world — along with Thich Nhat Hanh, other honorees include Abraham Lincoln, Harvey Milk, Maya Angelou, and Mahatma Gandhi. Click here to see [...]
We told you last year about Planting Seeds, a documentary produced by Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village community and the group at Peace is the Way films to teach children about mindfulness. The film uses animation, songs, stories and engaging activities that children, parents and teachers can use. The film is currently in post-production, and the [...]
Yesterday, a friend sent me this beautiful poem by Thich Nhat Hanh. You can read the moving intro here, where Thay, as he is affectionately known, writes about a young girl and a pirate, and how there is more to the story than the victim/perpetrator dynamic we tend to see at first look. Show More Summary
A Handful of Quiet: Happiness in Four Pebbles By Thich Nhat Hanh Plum Blossom Books 2012; 64 pp., $14.95 (cloth) For many years, Thich Nhat Hanh has been teaching pebble practice to give children and their families a tangible way to return to their breath and connect with the world around them. A Handful of [...]
Thich Nhat Hanh is best-known as a Buddhist teacher, but his skills as an artist were on display this weekend in Bangkok. An exhibit of his calligraphy is on display there this month, and he gave a demonstration of his artistic process, mixing tea with Chinese ink and using a brush to create circles and [...]