Call Me by My True Names

This poem by Thich Nhat Hanh embodies the essence of what he calls “interbeing,” the innerconnectedness of all things. From: Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Thich Nhat Hanh In Plum Village, where I live in France, we receive many letters from the refugee camps in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, … Read more »

Bamboo

The wind whistles in the bamboo and the bamboo dances. When the wind stops the bamboo grows still. A silver bird flies over the autumn lake. When it has passed, the lake’s surface does not try to hold onto the image of the bird. ~ Dhyana master Huong Hai (1627-1715) translated by Thich Nhat Hanh

The Five Mindfulness Trainings

I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from … …harming living beings. …taking things not freely given. …sexual misconduct. …false speech. …intoxicating drinks and drugs causing heedlessness. according to Thich Nhat Hanh First Training Aware of the suffering caused by the destruction of life, I am committed to cultivating compassion and learning ways to … Read more »