|Thay (Thich Nhat Hanh) teaching at Deer Park Monastery, California (Wisdom Quarterly)|
Ven. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Abbot of Plum Village Monastery, Vietnamese activist, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee) speaks live from the Royal Festival Hall of London on March 29th, 2012. What is our interdependence other than inter-being? A rose, for example, is composed of all non-rose elements, such as air, water, light, mud, and nutrients. This is a profound reflection of the fact of emptiness, shunyata and anatta, the basis of all form and the impersonal (dependently-arisen) nature (dharma) of things. How does it work for us as a living experience? It has been slyly said, by some Zen wit or other, that we are not nothing. We are no-thing.
- 0:41 Singing Meditation
- 5:52 Introduction
- 8:10 "Breathing In, Breathing Out"
- 14:13 Guided Meditation with Thay Phap Dung
- 31:00 Thay enters
- 32:45 Introduction to the Chanting by Thay
- 55:00 Namo Avalokiteshvara chanting by the Plum Village monastics
- 1:17:55 Main Talk
- 2:32:20 Sister Chan Khong "I Smile to the World"
We let go, we know-and-see. A teacher, any teacher, only points the way. And looking back, were we ever that far away?
|Orbs (devas?), monastics, devotees gather as a sangha (Wisdom Quarterly)|