Thich Nhat Hanh
In this talk given at Stonehill College during the 2009 U.S. Tour, Thay shares on three themes: the beauty and importance of the sangha; transforming mano; and the 16 Exercises of Mindful Breathing. Beginning with a teaching for the children on the wonders of the true sangha, Thay shares the value of sangha building and how the sangha can bring joy, peace and hope to our society. In the second part of the dharma talk, Thay teaches about the relationship of mind consciousness and store consciousness to mano.
Before you can help others, Thich Nhat Hanh teaches, you must first bring peace and a deep love of life into your own consciousness. Originally created for those in the helping professions, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy has proven profoundly helpful to anyone who wants to understand why we are at war with ourselves and one another and how to mend our conflicts. To the extent that psychotherapists are able to defuse the inner strife of others, they bring peace to the world at large which is precisely why these caregivers most urgently need the power of mindfulness. Mindfulness and Psychotherapy includes a special section on anger. Here, Thich Nhat Hanh sets aside the classic debate about suppression versus expression to offer a radically different way of working with anger, using time-tested techniques of breathing and walking meditation. A rich and heartfelt gift of sanity, Mindfulness and Psychotherapy can transform your relationships, your caregiving practice and your life.
Thay Thich Nhat Hanh offers a special Dharma Talk to the 2009 Parliament of World Religions being held in Melbourne Australia. This very special and powerful talk, transmitted by video to hundereds of people in Australia, opens the doors of practice available through the Five Mindfulness Trainings. The Five Mindfulness Trainings offer a concrete path of practice that can lead to a collective awakening, that can transforming our hatred, fear and greed, in turn bringing healing to ourselves and our planet, solving the problems of climate change, terrorism, and poverty at their root.