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