1. Every Step For My Mother and Father


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    This is the first talk of Thay of the Spring Retreat, after returning from the EIAB in Germany, offered in the New Hamlet of Plum Village on the 12th of June 2011. Thay in Vietnamese is on the left channel (missing the first few minutes due to a technical glitch), and the English translation is on the right stereo channel.

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    • Mind, Mindfulness, and the Three Concentrations


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      This is the Dharma talk of Thay offered on Thursday, July 19, 2012 in the Upper Hamlet of Plum Village during the second week of the Summer Opening Retreat. 00:00 Title Screen 02:00 Monastics Chanting: De la vison profonde, Bon Phep Tuy Niem 19:15 Three Bells 22:20 Introduction 25:30 Meditation on a Plant of Corn 42:30 Mindful Movements 50:00 Three questions from Express Magazine 54:00 Seeing happiness in suffering and vice versa 55:50 The mind brings both happiness and suffering 57:30 The energy Mindfulness (smrti) 01:08:00 Transforming neutral feelings 01:14:00 Review: the first eight exercises of mindful breathing 01:32:45 Ninth exercise: awareness of the mind 01:37:00 Tenth exercise: gladdening the mind 01:39:25 Eleventh exercise: concentrating the mind, Twelfth exercise: liberating the mind 01:41:00 The three concentrations 01:41:39 The first concentration: Emptiness 01:49:30 No birth and no death 01:57:28 The second concentration: Signlessness 02:00:52 The third concentration: Aimlessness 02:05:00 We are waves 02:09:55 The three doors of liberation

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      • The Goodness of Suffering


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        This is the second talk from the fourth week of the Summer Opening Retreat, offered in ENglish on Saturday, July 28th, 2012, in the Upper Hamlet of Plum Village. 00:00 Title Screen 02:00 Monastic Chanting: Heart Sutra in French, Praising the Three Jewels 16:10 Three Bells 17:23 Introduction 17:45 Buddha in Stone, Buddha in Flesh 24:15 The Wisdom of Non-Discrimination 38:00 Drinking a Cloud 39:30 The Seed of Corn Transformed into a Plant of Corn 52:00 Mindful movement 01:00:00 The son in the father 01:05:00 No suffering no happiness 01:11:00 The practice is not to run away from suffering 01:19:10 The lotus flower cannot sprout on the marble 01:20:35 This is because that is 01:22:00 Below and upper 01:31:00 Exercises of mindful breathing 01: 47:10 No violence towards your anger 01:51:10 Bring cold air to your room 01:52:00 I take refuge in the sangha is a practice 01:55:20 The goodness of suffering

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