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THE PASSING OF THICH NHAT HANH
OCTOBER 11, 1926-JANUARY 22, 2022
The International Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism announces that our beloved Teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, has passed away peacefully at Tu Hieu Temple in Hue, Vietnam, at 00:00 hours on 22nd January 2022, at the age of 95. The monastics invite our global spiritual family to take a few moments to be still, to come back to our mindful breathing, as we together hold Thay in our hearts in peace and loving gratitude for all he has offered the world. For more official news, please SIGN UP HERE.
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Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. For more than thirty-five years, mindfulness has been taught in hospitals, prisons, mental health centers, schools, and corporate settings. Today, research shows mindfulness practice cultivates a sense of peace and well-being, greater emotional stability, and improved concentration. When mindfulness is coupled with universal humanistic values such as kindness, cooperation, compassion, and generosity, mindfulness can transform the experience of daily life and relationships and lead to more happiness.
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The novel coronavirus is offering us new opportunity to practice with uncertainty and with managing our fear and perhaps ill-health. As a community we are following the reasonable precautions that CDC and health experts are telling us–practicing social distancing at this time. To keep ourselves and our loved ones happy and well…