Francophone Question & Answer

May 3, 2012. 95-minute dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from Upper Hamlet in Plum Village during the 12th annual Francophone Retreat. The talk is given in French with English translation. This is a session of questions and answers. Before we begin, we are told about a new French translation of The Novice and also the 5-year monastic training program.

How can we practice when sadness takes over, especially when death is all around me?

How can I get out of the trap of the past? The shame of not being loved in my childhood.

How can I open my heart?

How do I take care of myself even though taking care of others brings happiness too?

How can I help young people who are addicted to online video games?

A question on sexual abuse and a lifetime of suffering. How to create healing and forgiveness?

How not to be overwhelmed by global warming crisis? Despair.

How can you help someone dying in suffering when the person has no faith?

What does it mean to live as a fourfold sangha?

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