Monday, March 7, 2016

June Mindfulness Retreat

'Embracing the Inner Child with Mindfulness'

Join  senior Dharma Teachers Anh-Huong Nguyen and Thu Nguyen for a week-long retreat this summer in Central Massachusetts.

The retreat runs from June 17th through June 22nd at the beautiful Prindle Pond Conference Center in Charlton, MA.

For more information or to register, click here.

(Organized by the Boston Old Path Sangha.) 


Monday, February 22, 2016

Order of Interbeing Founding Day

Full Moon Day 2016

'On the fifth of February in 1966, a full moon day, Thay Naht Hanh ordained the first six members of the Tiep Hien Order, the Order of Interbeing. This Order was created by Thay to help bring Buddhism directly into the arena of social concerns during a time when the war was escalating and the teaching of the Buddha were most sorely needed. 

It was a wonderful celebration! Each of us was given a lamp with a handmade shade on which Thay had calligraphed “Lamp of the World,” “Lamp of the Full Moon,” “Lamp of Wisdom,” etc. in old style Chinese. During the initiation ceremony, we six ordainees vowed to study, practice, and observe the Fourteen Precepts of the Order of Interbeing. Since that day, I have felt that these precepts are my primary teacher, especially when I have been under stress and do not know the best way to act.'

Sister Chan Khong, Learning True Love

Learning True Love is available from Parallax Press

Monday, February 15, 2016

Everyday Wisdom: The Bridge

The Bridge

BREATH IS THE BRIDGE that connects life to consciousness, the bridge that unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.

#45 from: Your True Home - The Everyday Wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh
available from Parallax Press