Each New Year Thay offers us a compact “parallel verse,” to guide our practice in the year to come. For this New Year of the Goat the Plum Village elders have chosen an excerpt of a poem written by Thay, which hangs at the altar of the Still Water Meditation Hall in Upper Hamlet:
Look deeply to understand clearly Listen deeply to truly love
These phrases have been written in calligraphy and prepared in “diamonds” that can be printed and posted around your home or workplace, as gentle reminders to practice. (You may download the print-friendly pdf here >>>)
Wild Rose Sangha will be holding a day of mindfulness with the practice theme of deep listening and loving speech. Opportunities for silent meditation, dharma talk, mindful eating, mindful discussion, listening to bells and chanting.
Enjoy these deep healing practices with friends.
Where: Rosemount Community Center, 2807 10th Street NW, Calgary
We know that the teacher is in the student and the student is in the teacher. We inter-are.Thay continues in all of us and we continue in him. Our greatest gift to Thay is the recognition that we are a part of his continuation. In celebration of Thay’s 88th year, we would like to offer him a gift. Here is what Thay has said is the greatest gift we can offer him:
So this year, in honor of Thay’s 88th Continuation Day, we invite you to offer a present of the heart – send Thay your promise via Facebook, Twitter, or email this Saturday, OCTOBER 11th.
You can share your promise via Facebook using the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation Facebook page, via Twitter @TNHFound using the #HappyContinuation, or by email using the address: info@ThichNhatHanhFoundation.org
Let Thay know that you are there and the practice is alive in you.