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Letter from the Editor

photo courtesy of monastic Sangha

Dear Thay, dear Sangha, 

Late last year, a Dharma teacher and I had a fruitful discussion about the continuation of Thich Nhat Hanh and the cultivation of harmony within our mahasangha. This led to the editorial team’s decision to explore taking refuge in the three jewels—the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha—to nourish our joy and practice in our community and in ourselves. In this summer issue, you will find sprinkles of these three jewels throughout the heartfelt contributions of our fourfold Sangha. 

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Dharma talk “The Art of Transforming Suffering” talks about signlessness and developing Right View. In the first section, “Monastic Life,” two monastic brothers focus on their path and practice. In “Transformation Roots,” we learn about the different ways of applying Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings to truly love ourselves, transform anger when navigating racial discrimination, and offer compassion to our loved ones. “Living Harmony” reflects on letting go of our past, finding peace in meditation, practicing busynessless, and taking refuge in our community and our local garden. In “Gratitude,” our international friends express appreciation by offering a love letter to Thich Nhat Hanh, sharing their reflections about Thai Plum Village and starting a Sangha, and taking refuge in their family as a Sangha in the midst of challenging times. “Sangha Initiatives” offers updates about our LGBTQIA+ community in the United Kingdom, the joy of practicing with Wake Up Schools Sangha virtually, and our young adult friends’ virtual panels to discuss right livelihood and mindful community within the Wake Up movement. 

May the offerings bring you peace and joy. 

Hong-An, Conscious Aspiration of the Heart

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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