Magnolia Grove Monastery Retreats

Healing Oneself Healing the World with Thich Nhat Hanh and Friends

Better ListenIn addition to our regularly offered talks, we are happy to share this 2013 packaged set from Better Listen! Check it out.

Healing Oneself and Healing the World featuring Thich Nhat Hanh and practice with Br. Phap Dung and Sr. Dang Nghiem

These 2013 recordings by Thich Nhat Hanh are from Magnolia Grove Monastery in Batesville, Mississippi during a 6-day retreat in 2013 with the theme Healing Ourselves, Healing the World. The program has been digitally remastered and has 12 hours of wonderful material.
How do we produce a thought that is filled with understanding and compassion? Building a sangha or a practice center is one method. In our tradition, we begin by looking at our suffering. We can then recognize the suffering in the other person. This is the first and second noble truth. With this, the energy if compassion arises because you have touched and understood suffering.

We bring our mind and body together and come back to ourselves in order to be truly there and be able to stop our thinking. We can get lost in our thinking. When we are mindful and concentrated of our in breath them our mind only has one object. Just breathing in mindfully we can get freedom from the past l, the future, and our projects. Freedom is possible and the healing can start.


An Update from the Editor


Dear Friends

This is a short message from your editor and host. It has been a month since our last dharma talk post and over two months since Thay has shared a dharma talk with the sangha. This is a short update to let you know that Thay did talk at the Francophone Educators Retreat earlier this week and if the talk becomes available, then it will be posted here.

In the meantime, please support our efforts by visiting For as little as $1 per dharma talk, you can show your ongoing support. The donations are always in your control. You can limit the total per month and a total per dharma talk. This helps to pay for our internet services, hosting and equipment for bringing the talks to you.

Thank you for the comments, support, and most especially for your practice.



Thich Nhat Hanh is coming to California

I know you are there and it makes me happy.

Thich Nhat Hanh and the monastics are traveling in the United States this month offering days of mindfulness and retreats. Since our last post, there has been a public talk in New York, a day of mindfulness in Washington DC, a public talk in Boston, and two retreats in Mississippi. The last day of mindfulness, before heading to California, is today at Magnolia Grove Monastery in Mississippi.

Unfortunately, we have not been able to share the talks from these events because of licensing restrictions (with the venue), semi-private events, or due to extremely poor internet service (as in the case with Mississippi).

In the month of October we will be able to post most of the talks taking place at Deer Park Monastery (October 4-8 and 11-16) plus the Day of Mindfulness on October 20. We are also very excited to offer the Oakland Public Talk on October 26 as a free live stream event in partnership with Sounds True. Please register now so you have access for this special event.

Look for the podcasts to resume next week. Peace.



South Korea Talks

The talks from South Korea needed to be temporarily removed from the site because of an agreement with a television network in South Korea. I will share them again after our agreement with them has been completed. At some point, the talks from Hong Kong will also become available. Very soon we’ll have talks from the EIAB in Dutch and German.

Thank you for patience and understanding.


Spring Updates

Hello listening community. We have been relatively quiet here on the archive the past weeks and I want to provide an update. Following the Winter Retreat, our Teacher held a Monastic Retreat and a French Retreat. The monastic retreat is for the monastics only and the French retreat teachings were given in French and I have been unable to secure an English translation for the archive. If one becomes available, it will be posted.

At this point, our Teacher and monastics of Plum Village have traveled to Thailand to begin the two month Asia Tour where they will teach in Thailand, South Korea and Hong Kong. In all likelihood, these teachings will be given in English with consecutive translation into Thai, Korean, and Mandarin (respectively). I will be making every effort to provide these teachings as they become available. The first event begins on April 4 in Bangkok.

A lotus for you.

– Chan Niem Hy (Kenley)


21-Day Retreat Begins June 1

In the last four years, I have not taken any breaks from posting the dharma talks of Thich Nhat Hanh on this blog space. It has been a great joy to listen to all the talks and to repost them here for you, the listener.

As I write this, I am sitting at LAX awaiting my flight to southern France and Plum Village Meditation Practice Center. My intention is to take a complete technology break and to participate with the sangha on the 21-Day Retreat with the theme the Science of the Buddha.

I will still listen to each talk (in-person) and take a few notes for you. Upon my return, I will resume posting the talks from the retreat. If you can’t wait, the brothers of Upper Hamlet may post the talks on our Vietnamese site Lang Mai.

Until then, may your day be well.

Chân Ni?m Hy?