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.
For years, Buddhist practitioner Leslie Davis felt she was too busy being a mother to practice Thich Nhat Hanh’s tradition of “Engaged Buddhism” properly. Eventually, she discovered that parenting itself is a form of Engaged Buddhism.
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.”
To be or not to be… that is not the question, says Thich Nhat Hanh. Beyond the choice between being and nonbeing lies interbeing.
A report in TIME said that Thich Nhat Hanh had stopped receiving medication or going outside.