A warm welcome to all newly ordained members of the core community of the Order of Interbeing. It has been a great joy in these past months to witness the transmission ceremonies whether through online discussions or in-person across the US and Canada. The presence of Thay, our beloved teacher, the Sangha, both lay and monastic… Continue reading Welcome to New Order Members
In June 2010, Thay gave a dharma talk (audio link and transcript link) at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism talking of the Order of Interbeing. I felt deeply inspired by the talk and hope others may find it nourishing as well. The talk is 108-minutes and was given Vietnamese, though you can clearly hear Thay’s voice, and is… Continue reading Long Hand of the Sangha
Transcript of Thich Nhat Hanh’s talk to the OI members at Deer Park on February 5, 2004 This week many OI members chose to be here for the winter retreat and it’s been a great joy to be together with other OI members at this retreat. We just wanted to come and, if you were… Continue reading Thay Talks to OI Members
June 19, 2000 TNH: I was thinking of the Tiep Hien Order without a leader. It is like a bee hive without a leader. This is possible. There is no elder. We do not need an elder in order to give orders. We can operate like the neurons in the brain or the ants in… Continue reading Eyes of the Buddha Retreat
By The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh Three sounds of the bell There is a lot of Dharma talk in the air and there is a lot of air in the Dharma talk. Today is 22 August 2001 in Deer Park Monastery. There is a sutra with the title Yasoja – that’s the name of a… Continue reading Teaching for OI Members
One of the most common practices in our community is dharma sharing or dharma discussion. This is an opportunity to explore our practice together in a group. There are many models for facilitating dharma sharing and here are some guidelines.
The first time I tasted peanut butter cookies, I was at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center in California, and I loved them! I learned that to make peanut butter cookies, you mix the ingredients to prepare the batter, and then you put each cookie onto a cookie sheet using a spoon. I imagined that the moment… Continue reading Interbeing and Peanut Butter Cookies