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.