Monthly Archives: November 2009

Cultivating Peace, Joy, and Happiness

Where Earth Meets Water

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November 19, 2009 dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from New Hamlet in Plum Village.

In this talk Thay demonstrates the importance of gathas, short verses for practice, in the cultivating of peace, joy, and happiness.

Water flows from high in the mountains.
Water runs deep in the Earth
Miraculously, water comes to us,  and sustains all life.

During the second part of the talk, we hear about the first few exercises from the Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing.

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The Three Jewels

A dharma talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh on November 12, 2009 at New Hamlet, Plum Village. In this short talk Thay explores taking refuge in the Three Jewels and being an island unto oneself.

Being an island unto myself
As an island unto myself

Buddha is my mindfulness
Shining near, shining far

Dharma is my breathing
Guarding body and mind
I am free

Sangha is my five skandhas
Working in harmony

Taking refuge in myself
Coming back to myself

I am free

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Deep Desire: Spiritual Strength

A dharma talk given on November 5, 2009 in the Full Moon Meditation Hall at New Hamlet, Plum Village.

In this talk, Thich Nhat Hanh explore the idea of aspiration. He also suggests a new part to the Five Mindfulness Trainings Transmission Ceremony liturgy.

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