Pilgrim’s Diary in India: Bodhgaya

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By Tuong-Vi "There are four places, the sight of which will arouse strong emotions in those with faith. Here the Tathagatha was born. Here the...

How to Respond Appropriately to Situations in Our Lives

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A Dharma talk by Kaira Jewel at ABC Home, New York City, in September 2016 Dear Thay, dear friends, dear Sangha, On the way to...

Crossing the Mexican-US Border

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By Jane from Wake Up San Francisco Walking through busy downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter carrying a backpacker’s pack, wearing toe shoes, and toting a...

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,...

From Crisis to Transformation

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In the spring of 2015, I received a sign of magic. I came across Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings and while listening to one of...

Tahanan Is Home

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Reflections from a Social Worker in the Philippines For what is my heart yearning? In the winter of 2017, I remember holding a pen in one...

Love in Action With the Police

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Dharma talk by Marisela Gomez at the ABC Home in September 2016 Dear friends, dear Thay, I felt very nourished during our walking meditation together....

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...

Racial Justice – What Can White People Do?

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Sister Tam Muoi (aka Sr. Samadhi) recounts her personal journey with the practice of White Awareness. White people, do something. But what? Please allow me...

Courageous Authenticity: The Ground of Dharma Sharing

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At our Wake Up Oregon retreat this past March, on the last full day together, we had the most extraordinary Dharma sharing circle that...

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...

In Celebration of Black History and Black Futures

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This interview originally appeared on parallax.org Kaira Jewel Lingo is a Dharma teacher who lived as a nun for fifteen years in the international Plum...

How Kids Can Be Happy in Education

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By Gijs van den Broeck My Story This essay is the result of my own experience as a teacher. For little over a year, I taught...

Crumbling the Walls of Separation

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by Melanie Gin In Israel and Palestine, where I lived from December 2018 to March 2020, a vast concrete wall separates Jerusalem from the West...

Listening Deeply in Today’s Political Climate

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By Jonathan Borella Dear friend, We've met in person before. A couple times actually. In those moments, I appreciated your large and gentle presence. I felt...

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