1. THE END OF SUFFERING ~ Thich Nhat Hanh (In Honor of Japan)

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    To the Beautiful and Gracious People of Japan, I hope the living are safe. I hope the missing are found. I hope all departed souls are at peace. Stay strong Japan! The Vietnamese Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hahn, invites the bell to sound with these words: "May the sound of the bell penetrate deep into the cosmos. Even in the darkest spots living beings are able to hear it clearly. So that all suffering in them cease. Understanding comes to their heart, and they transcend the path of sorrow and death." "The universal dharma door is already open; the sound of the rising tide is already heard clearly. The miracle happens. A beautiful child appears in the heart of the lotus flower. One single drop of this compassionate water is enough to bring back the refreshing spring to our mountains and rivers." "Listening to the bell I feel the afflictions in me dissolve. My mind is calm, my body relaxed. A smile is born on my lips. Following the sound of the bell, my breath brings me back to the safe island of mindfulness. In the garden of my heart, the flowers of peace bloom beautifully." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh. Graceful Passages is a compilation of music paired with spoken messages about loss and dying from 12 of the world's most profound wisdom keepers-- Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, Thich Nhat Hanh, The Rev. Alan Jones, Elisabeth Kubler- Ross, and Ram Dass, among others. You can read more about Graceful Passages at http://www.wisdomoftheworld.com Question: Why does humanity that is surrounded by such beauty create a world of suffering and destruction? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY1HzTZ36cw Video created by: AmbrielCharm

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    • The Flower is Full of Everything Except One Thing

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      'This is the third Dharma talk offered by Thay in the Open Mind Open Heart Retreat, given in the War Memorial Gym of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, on Saturday, August 13th, 2011. Thay speaks about the steps in the practice of mindfulness of breathing: 1) aware of the in and out breath, 2) following the in and out breath, 3) aware of body, 4) releasing tension in the body, 5) recognizing joy, 6) recognizing happiness, 7) aware of painful feelings, 8) embracing painful feelings, 9) recognizing mental formations, 10) invigorating the mind, 11) concentrating the mind, 12) liberating the mind. Thay continues to share about the Three Doors of Liberation: 1) emptiness, 2) signlessness, 3) aimlessness. Emptiness does not mean non-existence. A glass can be empty or full of tea, but in order to be empty or full the glass needs to be there. So emptiness does not mean non-existence. This glass is empty of tea, but it is full of air. So it is helpful for us to ask, 'Empty of what?' To be empty is always to be empty of something. When we contemplate a flower like this, we see the flower is full of everything: the cloud, the sunshine, the Earth, time, space, the gardener---everything has come together to help the flower to manifest. Why do we say it is empty? It is empty of only one thing: a separate existence. A flower cannot be by herself alone. A flower is full of non-flower elements. It is clear that the flower has to be interbe with everything in the cosmos. She cannot be by herself alone. To be by oneself alone is impossible. So we begin to see the interdependence of everything. He uses the example of a match which requires the action of us striking it for a flame to manifest. In life we are the same: when we ask 'Where do we come from?' or 'Where are we going?' we see that we do not come from anywhere. When conditions come together sufficiently, I manifest. My nature is the nature of no coming and no going. When conditions are no longer sufficient, I just stop manifestation and wait for a chance to manifest again. My nature is no coming, no going.'

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      • The Foundation of Happiness with Michael Cibroski

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        October 15, 2011, 3pm Rothko Chapel Michael Ciborski shared his insights into happiness based on his many years of training in mindfulness practice and striving to bring understanding, compassion, and healing to the world. He and his wife are the founders of MorningSun, a spiritual community centered on the practice of mindfulness, the moment to moment awareness of all that encompasses one’s body and the world around it. Their commitment is to bring a spiritual dimension into their lives and families and to society. As a practice, mindfulness provides support for stress reduction, mediation and conflict resolution, anger management, emotional transformation and healing, and healthy and intelligent decision making in everyday life. Ciborski began his spiritual path by living as a monk for seven years in Plum Village, France, where he worked intimately with the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and the monastic community to organize, support and offer meditation retreats around the world. This program was part of the Rothko Chapel's ongoing efforts to explore emerging spiritualities as well as the teachings of the world's venerable religious traditions. The mission of the Rothko Chapel is to inspire people to action through art and contemplation, to nurture reverence for the highest aspirations of humanity, and to provide a forum to explore matters of worldwide concern.

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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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          • The Line of Life Meditation

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            This is the second talk of Thay offered in the third week of the Summer Opening Retreat, on Sunday, July  22nd, 2012 in the Upper Hamlet of Plum Village. Thay speaks in French; to hear the translation in English listen only to the right earphone/stereo channel. 00:00 Title Screen 02:00 Monastic Chant: Heart Sutra in French and English 18:00 Introduction/Guided Meditation 21:00 In Us There Is Freshness 22:00 Pebble Meditation 44:20 The deep connection (interbeing, 相即) between suffering and happiness 50:00 Non discrimination of left and right 53:40 The line of life meditation 01:00:00 There is no creation but there is manifestation 01:10:10 The story of Kaccayana: About right view (prajñā, 正見) 01:16:30 Sahabhu (俱有); saha = together, bhu = being; being together 01:19:15 The Four Noble Truth: Ill being, the production of ill being, cessation of ill being, the path leading to the cessation of ill being 01:27:40 The fifth mindfulness training about consumption 01:30:10 The Eight Noble Path 01:48:00 Karma (業): Tripple Karma - Thinking (意), Speech (口), Physical (身), Retribution (果報), there is twofold retribution: 1. Your own body and mind (正報), 2. The environment (依報)

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            • The Martin Luther King / Alfred Hassler Comic Book Story.

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              A segment from the film series, 'Peace is the Way' - Walking with Alfred Hassler. Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story was conceived by the late Alfred Hassler, a former FOR executive director and life-long pacifist who founded a wide number of creative projects for peace, human rights, and environmental sustainability. Benton Resnick, a 1950s writer who had been banished from professional circles for his political associations, is credited with writing the comic, and the images were drawn by an artist working in the Al Capp Studios. Their work illustrates nonviolent protest in action to reach a successful outcome, a great and accessible example for us all.

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              • The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh

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                Commissioned in partnership with ABC Home and Blue Cliff Monastery. ©2013

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                • The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh

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                  september 5, 2013, new york, ny – abc home, in partnership with blue cliff monastery, hosts Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for the US premiere exhibition of Calligraphic Meditation: The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh. Watch an exclusive, intimate look at the evening and hear Thich Nhat Hanh's enlightened teachings on mindfulness.

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                  • The Miracle of Being Alive: The Greatest of All Miracles

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                    This is the first talk of Thay in the second week of the Summer Opening, given on Friday, July 15th, 2011, in the Still Water Meditation Hall of the Dharma Cloud Temple, Upper Hamlet, Plum Village. Thay continues the teaching on mindfulness of breathing, summarizing the first eight steps of the Sutra on Mindful Breathing. He teaches on dealing with difficult emotions, including how we can help those loved ones who feel they need to commit suicide because of an emotion. Thay also goes into the relationship between mind consciousness, store consciousness, by introducing the practice of selective watering. He tells the story of a couple whose love is revitalized by the practice of watering good seeds. At the end of the talk Thay shares about the four practices of Right Diligence.

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                    • 'The 5 Powers' Official Trailer 2014

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