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The New Heart Sutra translation by Thich Nhat Hanh

On 11th September Thay completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the Heart Sutra, one of the most important sutras in…

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My bowl

My bowl, empty now, will soon be filled with precious food. Beings all over the Earth are struggling to live. How fortunate we are to hav…

Started by Luna Arjuna

0 Jun 30, 2016

Happiness is not an individual matter

All of our ancestors and all future generations are present in us. Liberation is not an individual matter. As long as the ancestors in us a…

Started by Rosmarie Heusser

0 Jun 26, 2016

Compassion

"The essence of love and compassion is understanding, the ability to recognize the physical, material, and psychological suffering of other…

Started by Eva

0 Sep 29, 2015

Touching the Earth

"The Buddha asked the Earth to be his witness by touching her with his hand when he had some doubt or fear before his awakening." ~ Thich N…

Started by Luna Arjuna

1 Aug 16, 2015
Reply by Dr. Sohiniben Shukla

Flower Insights

There is a story about a flower which is well known in the Zen circles. One day the Buddha held up a flower in front of an audience of 1250…

Started by Rosmarie Heusser

1 Jul 10, 2015
Reply by bridget orman

The New Heart Sutra translation by Thich Nhat Hanh

On 11th September Thay completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the Heart Sutra, one of the most important sutras in…

Started by Luna Arjuna

0 Sep 18, 2014

A Prayer for Peace

  In beauty, sitting on a lotus flower, is Lord Buddha quiet and solid. Your humble disciple, calm and pure of heart, forms a lotus flower…

Started by Luna Arjuna

1 Mar 27, 2014
Reply by Katja

The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism

  By Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh (From the book "Interbeing")   1 Do not be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, e…

Started by Luna Arjuna

0 May 1, 2013

Breathing

Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.          Zen g…

Started by roddyg

0 Dec 19, 2012

The poetry of Thich Nhat Hanh

Promise me, promise me this day, promise me now, while the sun is overhead exactly at the zenith, promise me: Even as they strike you down…

Started by roddyg

2 Dec 17, 2012
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