Being a Better Christian through Mindfulness


April 13, 2012. 99-minute recording given at Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney, Ireland by Thich Nhat Hanh. The sangha is on the UK and Ireland Tour and this is the first dharma talk for the Mindful Living Today retreat.

We begin with a teaching for the children on pepple meditation and inviting the bell.

We have the seed for the kingdom of God.

We need to learn how to make good use of our suffering. Happiness and suffering. We should not be afraid of suffering.

We need to recognize the kingdom of god in the here and now. The practice of mindfulness will help.

Finally, we can rediscover Jesus as a spiritual teacher. Learn to live like Jesus by using Buddhist meditation. The teaching of here and now is also in the gospel.

Working with strong emotions using your breath. We have sixteen exercises of mindful breathing. That teaches on the first 8-exercises.


By Chan Niem Hy

Dharma Teacher.


  1. Many thanks for making all these talks available to us. Please consider making them available at higher audio quality. 

  2. Thanks Ronan. These particular talks in Ireland have been particularly challenging with the audio. I always strive for the best, but this is an acknowledged weak area.

  3. Thanks for your work, Kenley! My wife and I were at the retreat, and these talks are very precious to us.

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