Pith Teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh
Sangha Talk Series | March - July 2012
The much loved and respected Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh (called Thay by his students) has led a remarkable life, from his work for peace and relief for the suffering during the Vietnam war, to his worldwide teaching today on the art of mindful living. His key teaching is mindfulness, learning to live in the present moment instead of in the past or future.
Thay teaches that if we can learn to smile, we can experience joy; life's worries will naturally diminish. If we value ourselves highly we can learn how to value society. If we find peace in our own hearts, the world will become a peaceful place.
Many of Thay's pith teachings and his calligraphy were compiled by the European Institute of Applied Buddhism and the University of Hong Kong in the book Calligraphic Meditation - The Mindful Art of Thich Nhat Hanh, in 2010. Dharma Teacher Fred Eppsteiner presented a number of these teachings to the Florida Community of Mindfulness Sanghas in the spring and summer of 2012.
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