1. Talk 2 - "Space Outside of Space" - Winter Retreat 2010-11


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    This is the second talk of this Winter Retreat. Thay's voice in Vietnamese is on the left stereo channel, and the English translation by Sister Kinh Nghiem is on the right channel. Adjust the balance on your computer to hear one or the other with more or less volume. Thay continues to teach on the sutra on "Space Outside of Space", and also shares on the practice of walking meditation and touching the Earth.

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    • Getting Back into Touch with Life


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      This is the first talk of Thay offered in the third week of the Summer Opening Retreat in the Lower Hamlet of Plum Village, France, on Saturday, July 21st, 2012. 00:00 Title Screen 00:45 Introduction 02:00 Mindfulness of Listening to the Chant 18:20 Chanting Namo Avalokiteshwaraya 41:10 Mindfulness of body 51:40 Bell 53:20 Dharma Talk begins 55:00 Enjoy our breathing, can be a moment of joy and happiness 56:10 Freedom is the foundation of peace 58:50 Breathing is not a hard labour 01:02:00 Peace and joy are always possible with the practice 01:04:00 Bhumisparsha, touching the earth to heal yourself and heal the earth, this is the practice of walking meditation 01:05:20 When you return to present moment you can encounter life 01:06:30 The country of present moment, every step should bring us to our true home, to that country 01:07:10 Arrive in the here and the now is our practice, arrive at the kingdom of god, the kingdom is now or never 01:09:30 Mindful telephone 01:11:00 The country of present moment is mindfulness, my sweet home! 01:12:20 I have arrived I'm home 01:13:05 Practice with the baby in us 01:15:50 Meditation is stopping, we run in our whole life, samatha means stopping 01:18:30 The Zen Master Linji,: "The miracle is not to walk on the thin air, but to walk on the earth" 01:25:20 Many people are running after object of craving such as money, power, fame, sex, they suffer more 01:28:00 Mindfulness is always mindfulness of something 01:30:10 Mindfulness is the source of happiness 01:31:30 Anggutara Nikaya: "Dear friends, there is one thing that if left uncultivating, untrain, it will bring a lot of suffering, there is one thing that is well train then it will bring a lot of happiness, that is mind" 01:32:40 The word practice in sanskrit is "Bhawana" it means cultivating, cultivating the soil of our mind 01:33:00 Everyone need spiritual dimension 01:35:10 Everyone need a dharma body (法身)Dharmakaya, that is our practice 01:37:40 The story of monk Vakkali 01:40:10 Not only Buddha has the Buddhabody, but all of us also has the Buddhabody 01:44:00 The original sangha of the Buddha 01:49:50 The "wake up" young sangha, bring the practice to young people espspecially to school 01:52:40 One dharma teacher is working in Bhutan to train mindfulness for school teacher 01:53:20 We have physical body, the Buddha body the seed of awakening, Dharma body which is our practice, and sangha body that is a groups of people practice mindfulness 01:55:00 The mindfulness is bring mind ( 心 ) back to present moment (今),that is why mindfulness is (念)

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      • Belle Mamma


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        Learned and sung many times at Schumacher College when I was there as an MSc Student, I continued the tradition of sharing this song with the sangha of Lower Hamlet during the Christmas and New Year's Eve retreat of 2012. Together we shared it with the whole Plum Village community as the ending performance to our New Year's Eve celebrations, wrapping up the song with a Touching of the Earth, one of Plum Village's many practices of mindfulness.

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