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As I know there are some folks here that enjoy and study the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh, I wanted to the share the link to the Speaking of Faith program about him.

I'm off to listen to it!

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Thank you Salvia!

This man's teachings resonate more deeply for me than anything I have studied or read (and I have an MA in spiritual related study). Do you know about the Plum Village link? Let me go fetch it...

www.plumvillage.org

You an read many of his teachings on the site under the "practice" link.
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Wonderful! I've seen a couple of him. This is very nice

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oooh thanks salvia. there is a lot of him on youtube.

one day i am going to go for his family retreat at the california chapter of plum village. it is as beautiful over here.

i love hearing his life story and watching him. he so doesnt look like his age and i love how he has such a full bodies smile and that mischeivous little boy look.

i love how his outside reflects his inside. and how he is working with police officers in LA and in the palestinian conflict.

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It was a very interesting show. I might have to listen to it again and there are many other resources on the site.

I really do appreciate that some police officers are involved with Brother Thay. As they said, it must be better to have the person carrying the gun to be a mindful person.

browneyedsol- thanks for the link!

meemee- I'll have to check out him on YouTube (if I can stop the children from wanting to watch the talking cats!).

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Oh, it was the police officer interview--I listened last year. That was an eye opener, wasn't it?!
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For those practicing with the help of Thich Nhat Hanh--Do you have a favorite talk, mediation, or book to share?

One favorite of mine is his book about Anger. It helped me greatly a couple years ago. I released my anger with my grandma who raised me. I called her crying at three a.m.--woke her up to tell her I love her.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws8LXTQHCnY

This man is close to G-d.
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Thanks for the links, mamas!! I him!!
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He makes me feel so at peace and at home. I wish I could meet him.

"The true measure of a man is how he treats a man who can do him absolutely no good."
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my husband and I are going to try out the local sangha (well, it's about 40 mintues from us) with more consistancy. see what we think . . .
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Just had to chime in and say, if you have an opportunity to go to a retreat this summer in the US, DO IT! We have been to several (three here, and one in France at Plum Village) and it was so worth the time, effort and expense. He is almost 80 years old, and won't be with us in body forever. There are children's programs for ages 6-12 and also programs for teens. If your child is under 6, they are welcome, but you will probably want to have two adults and take turns going to the talks. They can still participate in some of the activities. Thay is very interested in children and gives lovely children's talks at the retreats. He always does walking meditation holding hands with the children.
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diane i have had this in my treasure map and plan to have it again. yeah they do have retreats in california in summer where the kids can go too. family retreats. i have friends who have met him and trained under him.

one day i hope i will come across either him or someone like him because there are some around who does affect ur life profoundly. there are some awesome monks out there who will touch ur hearts.

have u checked out some of the parenting advice he gives out. not really parenting directly but indirectly. that itself had a huge impact on my life.

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Diane B, I'm so happy you were able to participate in a retreat. I would like to very much. It's going in my treasure map, too. I want my children to meet him.

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most important people alive. I hold this opinion when I think of who the earth would choose as a leader. I hope he lives to be 100.
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Thank you, Browneyedsol! I finally got around to watching the YouTube posts and I really needed that!

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...I arrive in every second
in order to laugh and cry,
in order to fear and hope.
The rhythm of my heart
is the birth and death of
all that are alive.

My joy is like spring, so warm
it makes flowers bloom
in my hands.
My pain is like a river of tears--
so full it fills up all the
four oceans.

Thich Nhat Hanh
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I bought a Thich Nhat Hanh dayjournal, but it doesn't work for me. Would anyone like it? I wrote in it twice, very small. Pretty art work. I'll mail it to you.

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thank you for starting this thread, i was looking around some of the links and realized that we live about 30 minutes from the retreat/monastary in southern california. what a blessing.

i have read some of Thich Nhat Hanh's work and it deeply resonated within me. now to know that i have this fabulous resource so close to my home, i am so grateful. dd is still young yet for the family retreats but i have asked dh if we could start to attend some of the one day retreats as a day trip.

we are both not religious, but very spiritual people but yet we have been feeling a pull towards finding more of a community.

i just love how deeply respectful this is towards children and families. i find this refreshing in this day and age in whiich children are "to be seen and not heard" and are to be controlled. i DO believe that our children are our future and our most precious natural resource, and should be treated as the treasures that they are.
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