Buddshim & Humanity

Happiness is now

An Italian Journalist Reports from Plum Village Last 10th September 2014 one of Italy’s biggest newspapers, La Stampa, published a wonderful interview with Thay. The paper’s Culture Editor joined the entire Italian Retreat here at Plum Village in the last week of August, and experienced for himself that “Happiness is Now”. Happiness is now An encounter with Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and his community in France. He has followers…

Three Higher Teachings of Buddha

Three Higher Teachings of Buddha The three higher teachings of the lord Buddha are tenets of the Buddhism which taught Buddha himself 2557 years ago in India. He had himself experienced on developing his enlighten by practicing these three teachings. He emphasized followers to generate this old way. We may know from Theravadin canonical texts that three teachings which lead to the abandonment of lust, hatred and delusion. One who…

Living in the World with Dhamma

Living in the World with Dhamma  Most people still don't know the essence of meditation practice. They think that walking meditation, sitting meditation and listening to Dhamma talks are the practice. That's true too, but these are only the outer forms of practice. The real practice takes place when the mind encounters a sense object. That's the place to practice, where sense contact occurs. When people say things we don't…