Practice of Listening to the Chant


July 15, 2011. 30-minute introduction to chanting Namo’valokiteshvaraya. Thich Nhat Hanh speaks in English from Stillwater Meditation Hall in Upper Hamlet, Plum Village, France. The sangha is in the annual Summer Opening Retreat.

Please note, the first few minutes of the introduction includes the French translation, but the balance is restored after a few minutes.

Thay shares about the three steps of contemplation while listening to the chanting of the bodhisattva’s name: 1) touching compassion in oneself, 2) touching compassion in those around us, 3) touching compassion in all beings.

The introduction is followed by chanting by the Plum Village Monastics.

The talk was given in English and is available below. There is a video version available too.

By Chan Niem Hy

Dharma Teacher.


  1. The recording isn’t really audible. It would be nicer if the volume is louder. Thay’s teaching on listening to chanting is so precious.

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