This Moment, Only Once


The audio archives contained here will continue to grow and change moving forward. In addition to sharing Thich Nhat Hanh talks from the archives, we will also share current talks from senior dharma teachers from our community. This rich and lively talk was given in the Assembly of Stars Hall in Lower Hamlet, Plum Village, on Thursday May 21, 2015, as part of the community’s Spring Retreat.

Thay Phap Hai
Thay Phap Hai

Brother Phap Hai (Brother Dharma Ocean) offers some challenging questions to help us energize and focus our practice and truly arrive in ourselves in the present moment.

What is the “seed sound” of the Plum Village practice “I have arrived, I am home”? What is the difference between knowledge and insight? What is the original meaning of the word “Path” in Buddhism? Have you actually ever “seen” the Dharma? If you saw the Buddha today, what would you ask?

By Chan Niem Hy

Dharma Teacher.


  1. thank you brother very much, now I remember plum village asked for translating Thay s talks on youtube – if still needed I can do so from englisch into german… it was very inspiring talk every moment i enjoy and feel aaaahhh!

    Blumen sind das Lächeln der Natur es geht auch ohne sie aber nicht so gut! Autor unbekannt

  2. Thank you for posting this thoughtful and whimsical talk. Please post more talks by monastics. I so enjoy hearing them when I am Plum Village. Each one gives us a different angle on the dharma, and together they help to show its richness.

    So please, more voices, more lives, more reflections from different people.

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