November 28, 2010. 77-minute dharma talk given Thich Nhat Hanh at New Hamlet, Full Moon Meditation Hall, in Plum Village. The talk is in Vietnamese with English translation by Sr. Chan Khong (French and original Vietnamese audio are available as well as video version). The 2010-2011 Winter Rains Retreat opened on this day and also comes after a short break due to the months long tour of Southeast Asia. At this time, I do not have the recordings available for parts four through six that took place during the Summer Opening Fall Days of Mindfulness, but you can hear Part I, Part II, and Part III until those are ready. Therefore, we continue here with part seven and stanza’s 21-24 of Chinese Dhammada, Sutra #36.
Before the sutra commentary, Thay gives a 30-minute talk on the basic practices of Plum Village. Listening to the bell. Walking. Being present. Tells story of signing 300 books on the tour and how it was a joy and of his practice of being present.
The sutra commentary explores Nirvana (21), Non-Duality (22), No Discrimination (23), and Samsara (24).