September 6, 2012. 111-minute dharma talk given in English, with simultaneous translation into Italian, with Thich Nhat Hanh at a public talk in Rome, Italy.
Listening to the chant to generate powerful energy of mindfulness and peace. Mindfulness of compassion.
Everyone needs a spiritual dimension in their life. Spirituality can be with or without religion. Mindfulness is an energy that can be cultivated with awareness of our body, feelings, perceptions, and environment. Bring our body and mind together. The other energies are concentration and insight. How can we get int touch with the wonders of life?
Happiness in an intimate relationship. Finding happiness despite obstacles in our lives. A spiritual dimension can help us.
How can we cultivate civic happiness in Rome? Practicing reconciliation. Applying mindfulness to civic discourse.