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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5 Replies to “Cultivating Peace, Joy, and Happiness”

  1. From now on, we will begin everyday with gathas expressing our wish that all the shores that are planned for the day will be succesfully accomplished.

  2. Thank you so much for these lessons. In my busy schedule I cannot go to my favorite sanga (Seattle Practice Center of Puget Sound with Eilleen) This is a real support to me. Blessings to you for your work in producing these.

  3. Thank you so much for these lessons. In my busy schedule I cannot go to my favorite sanga (Seattle Practice Center of Puget Sound with Eilleen) This is a real support to me. Blessings to you for your work in producing these.

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