Science of the Buddha: Questions and Answers #2

June 17, 2012. 93-minute dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh from Upper Hamlet in Plum Village during the 21-Day Retreat with the theme The Science of the Buddha. The talk is given in English and this is the twelfth dharma talk (of 15). This talk is a session of Questions and Answers.

Questions

  1. I want to go home because cooking materials needed for my special diet is being stolen from my tent in Lower Hamlet. I feel unsafe here. What should I do?
  2. How do we handle training people in mindfulness to address concerns of global warming, food shortages, war, etc.? How fast should we go? How much practice do we need before we can teach?
  3. Can you help me understand the new language in the revised Third and Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings, especially the line about “being known to my family and friends” as it relates to LBGT community?
  4. I have my own ideas/understanding, I’ve been using the practice of “no” (koan) as you described in Zen Keys. Is this good practice?
  5. How to practice letting go?
  6. Three written questions on transmission and karma of illness through the family.  For example, suicide.
  7. What role does Parallax Press and your books have in sharing the dharma and the mindfulness Trainings?
  8. How do I work with internal anger (maybe manifested via external illness)?
  9. Dance and writing
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6 Replies to “Science of the Buddha: Questions and Answers #2”

  1. So beautiful, so helpful; I am so grateful for Thay’s talks and the Sangha

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  2. Thanks for talking about The Science of the Buddha. It is so lovely and accommodating. I am so appreciative for Thay’s discussions and the Sangha.

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  4. Actually this is best for us to know anything by question and answer. You post a popular article which help us to know about Buddha science. All these question have a importance for us.

  5. Those questions are asked to buddha is like they have a problem and they need to solve those out from buddha. You need to ask informative question to let buddha help you inform and teach you new things.

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