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Thich Nhat Hanh on the art of embracing loneliness

This short teaching about embracing loneliness is part of a talk Thay gave on the 13th of December 2012, during the winter retreat in Plum Village. Loneliness has been a constant presence in our lives during these restrictive pandemic times, and Thay’s teachings on this topic should provide much needed comfort and understanding. [This transcript […]

Dreaming of Thầy Dreaming

This is a letter from Brother Phap Dung, republished with permission from the Deer Park website. Dear Friends on the Path, I hope you enjoy this digital painting. It was inspired by Thầy’s account of a dream he once had in which he was a music student who had to perform in front of a […]

Thich Nhat Hanh on God

Questions about God are common in the public question-and-answer sessions during Plum Village retreats, and often show up in comments on our online channels, too.  Here, we have put together the transcripts of four questions about God answered by Thay during Plum Village retreats in May and June 2014.   [These transcripts have been edited for […]

Thich Nhat Hanh on love, desire, and intimacy

In this short teaching from the Plum Village App, Thich Nhat Hanh talks about true love, sensual desire, and different levels of intimacy. [The transcript below is edited for readability.] Sensual pleasures and sexual desire are not love – but our society is organized in such a way that these things have become most important.  […]