Staying Mindful in a Connected World

August 1, 2013. 96-minute dharma talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh from Lower Hamlet of Plum Village during the 2013 Summer Opening. This is the fifteenth talk of the summer and it is a session of questions and answers.

Children

  1. What can I do so my brother and I don’t argue anymore?
  2. What can I do to not be stressed in school about time?
  3. Why did you choose to make Plum Village?
  4. How can get myself to sleep quickly when I have to get up early?
  5. If there is an to the world, is there an end to everything?

Teens and Adults

  1. How do you feel when you are deep in meditation?
  2. Have you developed theories of the universe?
  3. What does it mean to be a more mindful student and what are their responsibilities to the teacher?
  4. A Japanese priest asks a question related to smiling and Japanese culture and Rinzai School. How do I combine smiling and austere Japanese culture?
  5. How can the teachings help the people of Spain where unemployment is very high and we have a political crisis?
  6. Can a person be mindful and still be “connected” to smartphones and social media?