Your Heart is like a Flower


April 4, 2010. This 65-minute dharma talk was given by Thich Nhat Hanh in Dharma Cloud Temple, Upper Hamlet, Plum Village.

I have a couple other talks from March to post, but am starting with the latest talk given by our Teacher. Please enjoy. Some of he the themes explored are:

It’s spring time and every flower is open. Your heart is like a flower. Let your heart be open like a flower. The Kingdom is here and now.

Right Thinking. We suffer because we don’t know how to think. What is Right Thinking?

Our environment is created by our Right Thinking. You can be protected by the right environment to transform your suffering. The Upper Hamlet is a product of all of us who want to create a right environment with the collective energy of mindfulness. Thinking is already acting.

In Buddhism we speak of retribution – the retribution of our action. Karma. Our action consists of thinking, speaking, and doing. There are two aspects of retribution. The first result is our five skandhas.

By Chan Niem Hy

Dharma Teacher.


  1. Walked through the graveyard and saw the flowers and trees in bloom. The birds were looking for a nest in a crevise in a tree. Walked between the mighty limes and breathed deep. Painted the gate between life and death. There are many dead here but also many alive.

  2. Is there any way to get these as podcasts I can subscribe to? Or some other way to subscribe so I don't miss any?

  3. I do understand how to walk in the kindom of GOD here on earth……… thanks……to all the teacher i have enconter in my life………alicia savino:)

  4. Your heart is like a flower… and happiness is as a butterfly… the more one tries to pursue it, the further it seems to be from one’s grasp… but if you would sit quietly, and simply be, it may alight upon you… if a soul were to exist, this is it’s song… singing to mine… ; )

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