Healing Environment


April 22, 2010. This 75-minute dharma talk was given in French by Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village. The translation into English is lovely, with a clear and solid voice.

The themes in this talk include the four kinds of nourishment, mindful breathing, meditation practice, and karma. Though the these themes are common, and frequently covered by Thay, it continues to be nourishing. In fact, the section on meditation is very helpful as it provides specific guidelines for how to meditate. Always worth a reminder.

We can be as Buddha today by practicing mindfulness. There is an alliance between the body and the mind. The body can help the mind and the mind can help the body.


By Chan Niem Hy

Dharma Teacher.


  1. Thank you very much for sharing. Please accept a humble suggestion that I think she is talking very close to microphone, the sound is not very clear, its little bit popping out. Thanks again.

  2. These dharma talks are so remarkable. I wish transcripts would be posted, perhaps instead of the translation.

  3. This is a wonderful translation. The voice is gentle, clear, and soothing, like dharma rain. I hope to hear more dharma talks translated by this person.

  4. This talks are great, i agree the translator is peaking too close to the microphone though, is it possible to get a printed transcript of this talk, i think this isso valuable to have, thank you for this.

  5. Absolutely agree. Looking forward to further dharma talks. They are very inspiring although most of them are translated – please keep it up. There is such a difference from only reading the transcript. It is so important to be able to also experience the peaceful atmosphere.

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