These short verses bring awareness, peace, and joy to simple activities, and remind us that Earth provides us with precious gifts every day.
The practice of mindful walking, says Thich Nhat Hanh, is a profound and pleasurable way to deepen our connection with our body and the earth.
Shine the warm light of awareness on your thoughts and feelings, says Thich Nhat Hanh.
Sister Chan Khong remembers the suffering of the years of war in Vietnam and what they taught her about human nature.
Thich Nhat Hanh teaches that by looking deeply we develop insight into impermanence and no self. These are the keys to the door of reality.
“The essence of our practice can be described as transforming suffering into happiness,” says Thich Nhat Hanh.
Thich Nhat Hanh answers a retreatant’s question on what to do in the face of suffering. “Anything you do for yourself, you do for the world.”
A meditation instruction by Thich Nhat Hanh on starting over.
Abhidharma, Buddhism’s map of the mind, is sometimes treated as a topic of merely intellectual interest. In fact, says Thich Nhat Hanh, identifying the different elements of consciousness, and understanding how they interact, is essential to our practice of meditation.
The cry we hear from deep in our hearts, says Thich Nhat Hanh, comes from the wounded child within. Healing this inner child’s pain is key.