Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Day of Mindfulness October 1, 2016

Announcing a Day of Mindfulness with Joanne Friday.

Peace Is Every Step: 
A Lovingkindness Approach to Challenging Times

Saturday, October 1st, 2016
From 9am to 3pm

At the Church of Universal Fellowship
82 Main Street,Orono, ME

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

Monday, February 8, 2016

Day of Prayer Against Human Trafficking


Pope Francis has designated February 8, 2016 as an International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking. Follow this link for the Plum Village article.

'It is clear that in this age of globalization, what happens to one of us, happens to us all. We are all interconnected, and we are all co-responsible. When we have more clarity in our mind, we will have compassion not only for the victims, but for the traffickers themselves.'

                                                Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh Returns to Plum Village

Thich Nhat Hanh, who had a significant stroke over a year ago, has been receiving intensive therapies over many months in the US to help restore speech and motor function.  At his request, he has returned to his beloved Plum Village to continue his recovery.

Click here to read more.

Thay's Influence on the Paris Climate Agreement

Christiana Figueres, one of the archetects of the Paris Climate Agreement, credits the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh with helping to '...forge the unprecedented deal backed by 196 countries'.

Click here to read the Huffington Post article.