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Open Heart – experiencing healing

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Dear friends, Recently I had an experience which moved my heart very deeply. I feel I am very lucky. I would like to share this...

A Love Letter to The Bat Nha Monastics

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Wake Up skype cosmos, 25th of September 2010 Dear Brothers and Sisters of Bat Nha, We - the Wake Up Youth Sangha - are sitting together...

A Letter To My Teacher – Br. Phap Linh

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A LETTER TO MY TEACHER - A RESPONSE TO THE BAT NHA KOAN   Dear Respected Teacher, This is a moment of happiness. I am sitting with a...

Living My Dream – Sr. Hien Nghiem

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 LIVING MY DREAM - A RESPONSE TO THE BAT NHA KOAN Dear Beloved, Respected Thay, I ask permission to share my initial insights on Thay’s Bat Nha...

Bat Nha’s Great Vow

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Bat Nha's Great Vow In Lam Dong province, daily incense smoke curdles In forests and on Buddha’s faces, on altars of monasteries, A drizzle begins at 6...

A Young Buddhist

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By Friso Woudstra Born in a land without war, a land without parents who have suffered from war. Freedom is just normal to us. Even more,...

Lessons On Healing After Loss

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When she left her career as a medical doctor, Sister Dang Nghiem, MD, a Zen Buddhist nun and disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh, learned...

You See, Life No Longer Means Anything Anymore

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Question: I am 20 years old and currently a student. My family is not happy. My dad is an alcoholic and has several affairs...

How Mindfulness Helped Me to Recover from a Car Accident

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On an Irish summer day, a Sangha friend and I were on our way to the Sangha by car, chatting joyfully about Sangha life...

How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

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By Evan Sutter “Our entire life has been training. The question is: training in what? This question means: training in which direction? If we train...

Alexis’ Letter about Peace after the Attacks

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Dear friends from around the world, I am writing to you from Montréal. On Friday, I lost my cousin during the attacks in France. Faced...

Dear Thich Nhat Hanh

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Dear Thich Nhat Hanh, First and foremost, thank you for everything. And Nothing, for that matter. We will probably never meet, but I will be...

Shining Light on White

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By Vanna Waldron Mindfulness practice gives us tools to face parts of ourselves, our reality, and our histories that we may otherwise push away,...

Present with Myself, Present with My Patients

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By Anthuan Vuong To maintain my sanity in an intense and at times chaotic and insane environment, I have been motivated by the staff and...

Letter to Thay on Diversity

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By Anthuan Vuong Leading up to my Order of Interbeing ordination at the 2015 Wake Up Ambassador Retreat during the North American Tour at Deer...