September 16, 2011. 60-minute orientation with Thich Nhat Hanh and two senior dharma teachers at the Ocean of Peace Mediation Hall at Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, CA. The sangha is on the North American Tour and this is the first activity for the Opening the Heart Vietnamese Retreat. The talk was given in Vietnamese and translated into English by Sr. Lang Nghiem. This is a great introduction to the basic practices of walking meditation, eating meditation, noble silence, and breathing.