When Buddhist teachers mention achieving ‘peace in every moment’ or ‘living deeply in the present moment’, they don’t refer only to sitting meditation, deep relaxation, or contemplation, which are intentional moments of mindfulness. Instead, they refer to every moment of our lives. Buddhism and Christianity both teach about living deeply in the present moment, and […]
This letter was originally wrote by Thich Nhat Hanh and updated for 2021 by Deer Park Monastery. Dear Beloved Mother Earth, Dear Blood Ancestors and Spiritual Ancestors, We stand before you, on the cusp of the New Year 2021, with awareness, gratitude, and the deep aspiration to live in harmony as a spiritual family. We […]
Dear friends, We are pleased to announce a new update in time for the New Year. Version 2.5 is out now on the iOS App Store and on Google Play for Android. This release adds an option for listening to an audio track on repeat, plus support for saving offline media items to SD cards […]
Things might feel very tough at the moment. Mindfulness can’t solve everything, but here are six steps that might offer some help.
Namo Avalokiteshvara is one of the most loved Plum Village chants. The following is an excerpt from the Dharma talk by Thay introducing this chant in the first week of Summer Opening 2012, in Lower Hamlet, Plum Village. Also included are links to selected videos of the Plum Village monastics chanting Namo Avalokiteshvara in many […]
In the spring of 2012, during a retreat in Plum Village, Thich Nhat Hanh answered questions concerning global ecological collapse, from over-consumption to species extinction. Thay’s answers focused on solutions that are within our power, far from the much discussed quick techno-fixes that, although necessary in the ongoing sixth extinction, fail to tackle the real […]