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Arriving in Plum Village

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July 7, 2012. 87-minute recording given at Lower Hamlet, Plum Village by Thich Nhat Hanh. This is the first dharma talk of the Summer Opening. The sangha is celebrating the 30th Summer Opening. The talk begins with instruction on how to listen to the chant followed by Avalokiteshvara chant.

The main talk begins at 40-minutes into the recording. We hear stories from the Avatamsaka Sutra (Flower Garland Sutra). The mother of the Buddha and how the friends came to see Siddhartta while still in the womb. She had a lot of space inside for everyone. We can cultivate this kind of space too. Story of Sidhartta making at least seven steps at his birth. What does this mean? Walking like a Buddha on planet earth. Freedom, joy, and happiness is available with every step. This portion of the talk is about 45-minutes and a beautiful segment to listen to with others in the Sangha

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2 replies on “Arriving in Plum Village”

Extremely Happy that Buddhism and Lord Buddha’s venerable
are seriously being learnt by All over the World ! If Lord
Buddha’s main Enlightement ASHAHI PARAMAM DUKHAM;NAIRASHYAM PARAMAM SUKHAM is imbibed
There prevails Permanent Peace on the Universe.
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SARVE JANAHA SUKHINO BHAVANTHU
SAMASTHA SANMANGALANI BHAVANTHU
OM SHANTHI SHANTHI SHANTHI

Thank you. Your wisdom, patience, humor and compassion have reached me in California. Mindfulness is such a blessing.

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