Thich Nhat Hanh shares a brief yet profound meditation on how happiness grows from suffering like a flower. When we look deeply we see that suffering and happiness inter-are, just as the mud and the lotus interpenetrate each other. A lotus can only grow in mud. If there were no mud, there would be no […]
Thich Nhat Hanh shares how to transform your afternoon cup of tea into a series of mindful actions. When I pour tea, I like to pour the tea mindfully. When I pour the tea mindfully, my mind isn’t in the past or the future, or with my projects. My mind is focused on pouring the […]
A teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh on allowing ourselves to rest like a stone thrown into a river. On the bottom of the river, it allows the water to pass by.
Thich Nhat Hanh shares how to turn the everyday act of walking into a meditation.
Thich Nhat Hanh shares how to make even the smallest gestures, like lighting incense, an act of mindfulness.
Thich Nhat Hanh shares how to turn your morning glass of O.J. into a little ritual of mindfulness.
It may seem like an unattainable ideal, but you can start right now as a bodhisattva-in-training. All you need is the aspiration to put others first.
These short verses bring awareness, peace, and joy to simple activities, and remind us that Earth provides us with precious gifts every day.
No self, no form, no goal: Thich Nhat Hanh on the truth we’re distracting ourselves from.
When we stop feeding our cravings, says Thich Nhat Hanh, we discover that we already have everything we need to be happy.