Open Mind Open Heart Retreat: Orientation


August 8, 2011. 45-minute dharma talk with Thich Nhat Hanh from War Memorial Gym at University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. The sangha is on the North American Tour.

This retreat launches 3-months of touring in North America. We have over 800 people attending the retreat here in Vancouver and this is the first gathering where we are provided with an orientation. Thay speaks about the practices of breathing and walking meditation, and about how we can recognize the conditions for happiness that are already present in the here and the now.

The talk and chant are available below. There is a video version available too.

By Chan Niem Hy

Dharma Teacher.


  1. Hello there – just to say a very big thankyou for all the time and effort you have given to providing all the audio from the Summer Opening, and now the North American Tour – it is a great happiness to be able to share these retreats. Trish

  2. I wanted to express my gratitude for all the time and efforts that have been taken to make these talks so well organized and available. They are a treasure beyond measure to offer the world, so in need of a healing balm to help bring peace to our minds and our bodies. In deep gratitude and love, cindy

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