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Buddhist Video

 Buddhist Video  

President Obama In Cairo: A New Beginning

Dalai Lama-East Connects With West

Traditional Buddhist Chanting

Traditional Buddhist Chanting

Tibetian Buddhist Monks - Sacred Music, Sacred Dance

Tibetian Buddhist Monks - Sacred Music, Sacred Dance

Tibetan Buddhist Chanting - Om Mani Padme Hum

Tibetan Buddhist Chanting - Om Mani Padme Hum

A COLLECTIVE AWAKENING FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR PLANET

Thay Thich Nhat Hanh offers a special Dharma Talk to the 2009 Parliament of World Religions being held in Melbourne Australia.  This very special and powerful talk, transmitted by video to hundereds of people in Australia, opens the doors of practice available through the Five Mindfulness Trainings.  The Five Mindfulness Trainings offer a concrete path of practice that can lead to a collective awakening, that can transforming our hatred, fear and greed, in turn bringing healing to ourselves and our planet, solving the problems of climate change, terrorism, and poverty at their root.

Cultivating Wisdom, Transforming Man

In this talk given at Stonehill College during the 2009 U.S. Tour, Thay shares on three themes: the beauty and importance of the sangha; transforming mano; and the 16 Exercises of Mindful Breathing.  

Beginning with a teaching for the children on the wonders of the true sangha, Thay shares the value of sangha building and how the sangha can bring joy, peace and hope to our society.  

In the second part of the dharma talk, Thay teaches about the relationship of mind consciousness and store consciousness to mano.  Characterized by attachment, clinging and delusion, mano manifests in six ways: seeking pleasure; avoiding suffering; ignoring the dangers of seeking pleasure; ignoring the goodness of suffering; ignoring the law of moderation; and always trying to own and possess. His teachings show us how to use mind consciousness and meditation to transform mano and relieve our suffering.

In the final portion of his talk, Thay introduces the 16 Exercises of Mindful Breathing and how they apply to the four realms of Body, Feeling, Mind and Object of Mind. He uses many of his classic stories to illuminate teachings on happiness, impermanence, the wisdom of non-discrimination, and the true nature of birth and death.

Buddhist Understanding of Reality – 21 Days Retreat “The Path of the Buddha”

Some notes from the dharma talk:

Engage Buddhism was born during the midst of the war.  Engage Buddhism is not true if you are only engage in social acts, it has to be while you are alone also.  To be able to take care of yourself is to take care of others.  Now we use the word “Applied Buddhism”.
-    to be able to shed light, understand our feelings.

What can Buddhism do to reduce tension?
Using applied buddhism, relaxing the body, loving speech, the sutra of mindful breathing.

HISTORY OF ENGAGE BUDDHISM

Retreat offered in Kim Lien Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam on Engaged Buddhism in the 21st Century.  Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh offered two dharma talks on "Definition of Engage Buddhism" and "History of Engage Buddhism" during the one week retreat.  This week, we offer you the Dharma talk "History of Engage Buddhism", enjoy the talk.... You can also click here to listen to the "Definition of Engage Buddhism" which was offfered last week.

THE PRACTICE OF TRUE LOVE

Dharma talk during the 21 days retreat in Plum Village on the topic of True Love...

Video Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

There is true sangha because there is harmony, brotherhood, joy, peace. A true sangha is has the quality of mindfulness, concentration, insight, peace and harmony, brotherhood, sisterhood. True sangha, buddha is there, when I breath out I greet the buddha, I know you are there, because the true sangha is there.

Buddha is not something abstract, but embody by the practice of sangha, if the buddha is there then the dharma also there. Buddha dharma and sangha is not something far away, it is right here and now in our sangha.

The teaching on love in buddhis tradition is very clear, we all need love because love make us happy, if it doesn’t then it is not a love. Love has a lot of meaning, but we had abuse love.

When we say I love hamburger, that love doesn’t mean anything, that is mean I like to eat hamburger, we need to heal the word of love or else it will lose it meaning, from time to time we need to cure / heal, make it healthy again. Love is a wonderful thing.

In Buddhist teaching, love is able to bring happiness, to offer happiness, to relief suffering, to offer joy, and to transcend all kind of separation barriers.

DEFINITION OF ENGAGED BUDDHISM

Retreat offered in Kim Lien Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam on Engaged Buddhism in the 21st Century.  Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh offered two dharma talks on "Definition of Engage Buddhism" and "History of Engage Buddhism" during the one week retreat.  This week, we offer you the Dharma talk "Definition of Engage Buddhism", next week we will offer you "History of Engage Buddhism".

Breathing in I feel alive, breathing out I smile to live inside of me.

Good morning dear sangha, today is may the sixth 2008, we are in Hanoi, Kiem Lien hotel for our retreat with the theme Engaged Buddhism in 21st century.

There is a technical term, formation (Skt. Samskara), Buddha said that all formations are impermanent, always changing, you can distinguish between physical formation, biological formations and mental formations, a flower is a formation because many elements has come together in order to help flower to manifest. you see the cloud, sunshine, the seed, soil, farmer, the gardener and many elements that had come together in order to help  the flower to manifest, that is why a flower is called a formation.

Follow Thay as he leads retreats for veterans, as well as retreats for politicians in Washington, D.C.

Video Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

THROWING AWAY

Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh discusses what he calls the most important practice in Buddhist meditation—the practice of letting go or “throwing away.”

Wrong perceptions, ideas and notions are at the root of our suffering—they are the ground of all afflictions. In order for us to touch happiness in the here and now, we need to throw away the ideas and notions that prevent us from learning and growing. The Diamond Sutra suggestions four notions that should be thrown away: self, human being, living being and life span. The substantive portion of this talk is dedicated to elaborating on these notions as well as our attachment to views, pairs of extremes, and rules and rituals. The talk concludes with the suggestion that we write a letter to help suicide bombers throw away the notions that have created fear and hatred in their hearts.

Video Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

SOCIAL CHANGE AT THE BASE

True social change begins by going home to ourselves and creating a strong base for action. In this dharma talk, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh explores the Buddha’s teachings on the Four Noble Truths to show how mindfulness can create that base.

Life contains ill-being and well-being, suffering and happiness. By becoming aware of what we bring attention to, we can develop conscious habits that nourish compassion and understanding – both for ourselves and for others. These habits will help to bring joy and solidity to action for social change.

From the Colors of Compassion Retreat: Honoring Our Ancestors – Embracing Ourselves on the Path.

Video Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

INTERVIEW with THAY in PLUM VILLAGE

Thay shares about the basic practices of mindfulness and how we can cultivate them in our daily lives.

Video Author: Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh  - Mindful Movements

Thich Nhat Hanh  - Walking Meditation

Thich Nhat Hanh  -  What is Nirvana?

Thich Nhat Hanh  -  Surrender Yourself to the Now

Thich Nhat Hanh  -  The End of Suffering

Thich Nhat Hanh  -  “...I am determined not to kill, not to let others kill..”

Thich Nhat Hanh  -  Compassion and Suffering

Thich Nhat Hanh  - Ego

Thich Nhat Hanh  -  Offering Only My Best