Meditation

THICH NHAT HANH ON HOW TO SIT

Thich Nhat Hanh’s incredibly simple instructions for meditation.

SITTING MEDITATION

Instructions from Thich Nhat Hanh's Plum Village

SHORT BREATHING MEDITATION FOR ANXIETY

 

THICH NHAT HANH ON WALKING MEDITATION

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. We breathe, take a mindful step, and come back to our true home.

Love

THE FOUR QUALITIES OF LOVE

“The teachings on love given by the Buddha are clear, scientific, and applicable… Love, compassion, joy, and equanimity are the very nature of an enlightened person. They are the four aspects of true love within ourselves and within everyone and everything.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh

GROWING TOGETHER

Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how we can use loving relationships to cultivate the seeds of buddhahood inside us.

AFTER THE HONEYMOON

Falling in love is easy, but staying in love takes work. Thich Nhat Hanh offers advice for cultivating a relationship that’s loving and strong.

TRANSFORMING ANGER INTO LOVE

Thich Nhat Hanh offers advice on using mindfulness to take care of your anger, and ultimately transform it into love and understanding.

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Mindfulness

THAT ON MINDFULNESS

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MINDFULNESS PRACTICE
Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. From Plum Village

FIVE MINDFULNESS TRAININGS

The five mindfulness trainings are an expression of the five precepts, the core of Buddhist ethics, and offer a down-to-earth method of practicing mindfulness in daily life.

THICH NHAT HANH ON THE PRACTICE OF MINDFULNESS

It is such a simple practice, but it can transform your life. The great meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches five mindfulness exercises to help you live with happiness and joy.

THE MOMENT IS PERFECT

There is nothing we experience—from the simple act of eating to the complications of work and relationships—that we cannot approach with the mindfulness and compassion we develop in our meditation.

Peace

SECRETS TO PEACEFUL MIND

"“If we know how to go back to ourselves, listen and heal, we can change. But most of us don’t know how to listen to ourselves and understand the sufferings.”"

5 PRACTICES FOR NURTURING HAPPINESS

A teaching from Thich Nhat Hanh’s book, No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering.

HAPPINESS IN EVERY BREATH

When we stop feeding our cravings, says Thich Nhat Hanh, we discover that we already have everything we need to be happy.

THERE IS NO PATH TO PEACE. THE PATH IS PEACE.

Thich Nhat Hanh, in his 2003 address to congress, says that only deep listening, mindfulness, and gentle communication can remove the wrong perceptions that are the foundation of violence.

Buddhist philosophy

 

THE PRACTICE OF SANGHA

Thich Nhat Hanh explains that sangha is more than a community. It’s a deep spiritual practice.

THE FOURTEEN PRECEPTS OF ENGAGED BUDDHISM

Number one? “Do not be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist ones. Buddhist systems of thought are guiding means; they are not absolute truth.”

THE FULLNESS OF EMPTINESS

Emptiness is not something to be afraid of, says Thich Nhat Hanh. The Heart Sutra teaches us that form may be empty of self but it’s full of everything else.

THE FOUR LAYERS OF CONSCIOUSNESS

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 PRACTICE OF LOOKING DEEPLY USING THREE DHARMA SEALS

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

Saving the Earth

THE WORLD WE HAVE

Only when we combine our concern for the planet with spiritual practice will we have the tools to make the profound personal transformations necessary to address the coming environmental crisis. Thich Nhat Hanh offers us the guiding principles for a new ecospirituality of mindful living.

EARTH GATHAS

Gathas help us to practice mindfulness in our daily lives and to look deeply. Reciting these short verses will bring awareness, peace, and joy to simple activities. Thich Nhat Hanh offers gathas for recycling, touching the earth, and more.

WAKE UP TO THE REVOLUTION

Only when we recognize our connectedness to the earth, says Thich Nhat Hanh, can real change begin.

Interviews with Thay

PROFILE: THE PLUM VILLAGE TRADITION IN AMERICA

A 2011 Buddhadharma: The Practioner’s Quarterly community profile.

IN ENGAGED BUDDHISM, PEACE BEGINS WITH YOU

Thich Nhat Hanh, who originated Engaged Buddhism, in an interview with John Malkin.

PEACE IN EVERY STEP

Thich Nhat Hanh’s life of courage and compassion.

YOU DON’T NEED TO BE BUDDHIST

Thich Nhat Hanh explains how anyone can use the five mindfulness trainings to lead a life of understanding and compassion.

BE BEAUTIFUL, BE YOURSELF

Andrea Miller’s exclusive interview with Thich Nhat Hanh.