Author: Chân Niệm Hỷ

  • A New Aspirancy Application Packet

    Following many months of diligent work by the Order of Interbeing Committee, Dharma Teachers Sangha Caretaking Council, and the elders in the monastic community, we are now able to offer an revised and updated Order of Interbeing Aspirancy Application Packet. This new packet should be used by any new aspirants in North America. This application […]

  • Ordination Opportunity in 2021

    Dear Dharma Teachers, Dear Order Members, Dear Aspirants, In 2021 there will be two opportunities for aspirants from North America to be ordained into the Order of Interbeing. These will be online transmission ceremonies. In order to facilitate the process, please review the requirements, criteria, and procedures for North American students of Thich Nhat Hanh. […]

  • Joanne Friday

    On January 20, 2021, Joanne Friday, our beloved dharma teacher, partner, friend, and mentor, transitioned from the Historic dimension into the Ultimate dimension. Joanne was a Dharma teacher in the Tiep Hien Order, the Order of Interbeing, founded by Buddhist monk and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. In 2003 she received authority to teach from […]

  • A New Paradigm For Racial Justice and the Global Pandemic

    Meeting suffering where it is – a path to freedom. Centering the lives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in our practices meets the suffering where it is and offers a path to freedom. A New Paradigm for Racial Justice and the Global Pandemic” is an offering by Marisela Gomez and Valerie Brown. We encourage […]

  • Buddhists Help Get Out the Vote

    In this time of great fear, it is important that we think of the long-term challenges—and possibilities—of the entire globe. Photographs of our world from space clearly show that there are no real boundaries on our blue planet. Therefore, all of us must take care of it and work to prevent climate change and other […]

  • Behavior & Mental Health Difficulties

    The Care Taking Council (CTC) of the North American Dharma Teachers Sangha adopted a statement on behavioral and mental health difficulties in sanghas. It was initially posted here in August 2016 but wasn’t easily discoverable. Therefore, we are reposting that document in hopes that it will better serve the community. Mindful Approaches to Behavior & […]

  • Teacher Student Relationships

    This article came across my email recently and I think it deserves a deeper dive. Although in our tradition we don’t have student-teacher relationships like what you might see in other traditions. Nonetheless, we definitely do mentoring and a dharma teacher is always involved for new aspirants. Even as we progress on the path, we […]

  • Engaged Buddhism and Businesspeople

    Plum Village Sign

    A History Back in early 2013, a random encounter brought two strangers together that led to the Technology Leaders’ Circle Event with Thich Nhat Hanh and a small group of Silicon Valley CEOs on October 25, 2013. That event took place at the home of Salesforce founder Marc Benioff.  Then in the fall of 2015, […]

  • All Retreats Calendar

    As a member of the Order of Interbeing, we are asked to participate in 60-days of mindfulness each year. Even though this is only about one day per week, it remains a tall order for many. One method to fulfill this requirement is to join a retreat. In the Plum Village tradition, there are dozens […]

  • North American Ordination (2019 Only)

    Dear Dharma Teachers, Dear Order Members, Dear Aspirants, In 2019 there will be one opportunity for aspirants from North America to be ordained into the Order of Interbeing at Magnolia Grove Monastery. In order to facilitate the process, the Care-Taking Council of the Dharma Teachers Sangha of North America (including both monastics and lay Dharma […]