October 15, 2013. 103-minute dharma talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh from Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, California during the 2013 Nourishing Great Togetherness teaching tour. The sangha is on the 6-day retreat with the theme Finding Our True Home. Today we offer a session of questions and answers.
How can I practice to have a connection with my father who has passed away? Also, can you talk about becoming a monastic?
How can I stop being obsessed with playing video games?
How do I practice compassion for those who are harmful to my family and friends?
What is the purpose of doing good and creating happiness if they inter-are with suffering?
How do I become more stable and confident in the decisions that I make and not to seek assurances from others?
How do I work with having too much energy and a fear of burning myself out?
I am fearful of the toxic air we are breathing, especially as it related to chem trails, and I am also angry. What can I do as an activist with these feelings?
If I cause something and it doesn’t effect until the next life, who reaps the effects if there is no-self?
I suffer from PSTD and I often wake up from nightmares. Are there practices I can do to work with my nightmares?
I am new grandmother who’s heart has filled with love and a responsibility about the future for my grandchildren. I feel alone and fearful about the future.
Seizing the moment for peace. Can you advise us on transforming our feelings of frustration to act for peace?
August 15, 2012. 103-minute dharma talk given in English, with consecutive translation into Dutch (though the Dutch is muted in this recording), with Thich Nhat Hanh. This is the fourth Dharma talk offered by Thay in the Dutch Retreat on the theme Body and Mind Are One at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism in Waldbröl, Germany. This is a session of questions and answers. The recording isn’t perfect, but it can be improved by switching the balance at different points during the recording.
How can you prevent arguments?
Why do I have bad dreams?
Teens and young people
Can I give you a hug?
How do you love someone who is very different than myself?
Is it sometimes difficult to be so wise?
a dilemma on when to confront someone
How to transform knowledge to wisdom? But I am confused by the words of the Heart Sutra.
A question about “no action” and when to act.
Several questions on watering good seeds. And, how do I feel love?
Question on deep suffering related to the holocaust, family, EIAB, etc.