Why Our Community

We are a community
inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh,
who meditate
and practice together.

Our backgrounds are very diverse. Some of us have been practicing for years, others are quite new to the practice, but we all come together with the intention of creating harmony, happiness, and insight in families, our society, and ourselves.

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Thay Sitting and Meditating
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  • Avalokita At Monastary
  • On Retreat
  • Breathe
  • Thay Candles
  • On a Mindful Walk
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Teachings
Walking Meditation
Walking Meditation

Wherever we walk, we can practice meditation. This means that we know that we are walking. We walk just for walking. We walk with freedom and solidity, no longer in a hurry. We are present with each step. And when we wish to talk we stop our movement and give our full attention to the

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5 Mindfulness Trainings
5 Mindfulness Trainings

The Five Mindfulness Trainings represent the Buddhist vision for a global spirituality and ethic. They are a concrete expression of the Buddha’s teachings on the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, the path of right understanding and true love, leading to healing, transformation, and happiness for ourselves and for the world. To practice

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14 Mindfulness Trainings
14 Mindfulness Trainings

The First Mindfulness Training: Openness Aware of the suffering created by fanaticism and intolerance, we are determined not to be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist ones. We are committed to seeing the Buddhist teachings as a guiding means that help us learn to look deeply and develop understanding

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Our Teacher

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Key Teaching

Through mindfulness, we can learn to live in the present moment instead of in the past and in the future. Dwelling in the present moment is, according to Nhat Hanh, the only way to truly develop peace, both in one’s self and in the world.

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