LOSAR 2015

LOSAR 2015

Today marks the Tibetan New Year (Losar)!

The year of the Sheep is generally restful and favorable time for creative efforts.

The element governing this year is Wood, which symbolizes growth, vitality, inspiration, and awakening.

If you want to read more about Losar

Thank you to our friends of Shambhala Publications for the picture and info _/\_

Thich Nhat Hanh – Biografía


Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace.

His key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live happily in the present moment—the only way to truly develop peace, both in one’s self and in the world.

Thich Nhat Hanh has published over 100 titles on meditation, mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism, as well as poems, children’s stories, and commentaries on ancient Buddhist texts. He has sold over three million books in America alone, some of the best-known include Peace Is Every Step, The Miracle of Mindfulness, The Art of Power, True Love andAnger.

Thich Nhat Hanh has been a pioneer in bringing Buddhism to the West, founding six monasteries and dozens of practice centers in America and Europe, as well as over 1,000 local mindfulness practice communities, known as ‘sanghas’.

He has built a thriving community of over 600 monks and nuns worldwide, who, together with his tens of thousands of lay students, apply his teachings on mindfulness, peace-making and community-building in schools, workplaces, businesses – and even prisons – throughout the world.

Thich Nhat Hanh, now in his 88th year, is a gentle, humble monk – the man Martin Luther King called “An Apostle of peace and nonviolence.” The media has called him “The Father of Mindfulness,” “The Other Dalai Lama” and “The Zen Master Who Fills Stadiums.”


Born in central Vietnam in 1926, Thich Nhat Hanh entered Tu Hieu Temple, in Hue city, as a novice monk at the age of sixteen. As a young bhikshu in the early 1950s he was actively engaged in the movement to renew Vietnamese Buddhism. He was one of the first bhikshus to study a secular subject at university in Saigon, and one of the first six monks to ride a bicycle.

When war came to Vietnam, monks and nuns were confronted with the question of whether to adhere to the contemplative life and stay meditating in the monasteries, or to help those around them suffering under the bombings and turmoil of war. Thich Nhat Hanh was one of those who chose to do both, and in doing so founded the Engaged Buddhism movement, coining the term in his book Vietnam: Lotus in a Sea of Fire.

His life has since been dedicated to the work of inner transformation for the benefit of individuals and society.

In 1961 he travelled to the United States to teach Comparative Religion at Princeton University and the following year went on to teach and research Buddhism at Columbia University. In Vietnam in the early 1960s, Thich Nhat Hanh founded the School of Youth and Social Service, a grass-roots relief organization of 10,000 volunteers based on the Buddhist principles of non-violence and compassionate action.

Leer completa su biografía en http://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-hanh/

Lecturas: “24 NUEVAS HORAS”  por Thich Nhat Hanh https://tuespacioholistico.net/2011/01/29/para-iniciar-tu-da/

“La muerte es una ilusión” por Thich Nhat Hanh https://tuespacioholistico.net/2011/08/22/en-que-momento-naciste/


Atención plena al comer, Thich Nhat Hanh https://tuespacioholistico.net/2010/11/16/atencion-plena-galleta/

Thich Nhat Hanh – Noticias sobre su salud


Comparto información relacionada con la condición de salud de nuestro queridísimo y gran maestro Thich Nhat Hanh quien todavía está en cuidados intensivos…

Todas nuestras oraciones, dedicación de méritos y énfasis en nuestra práctica…

NAMO GURUBHE Homenaje al Maestro, Om Mani Padme Hung _/\_

Plum Village, November 12, 2014

To all Plum Village Practice Centers,
To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide,
To our Dear Beloved Friends,

With a deep mindful breath we announce to the world the news that yesterday, the 11th of November 2014 Thay, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, experienced a severe brain hemorrhage. Thay is receiving 24 hour intensive care from specialist doctors, nurses and from his monastic disciples.

At present, Thay is still very responsive and shows every indication of being aware of the presence of those around him. He is able to move his feet, hands and eyes. There are signs that a full recovery may be possible.

For the last two months, Thay’s health had already been fragile due to his advanced age. He was hospitalized in Bordeaux on the 1st of November. He was gaining strength day by day until this sudden and unexpected change in his condition.

All the monasteries in the tradition of Plum Village are organizing practice sessions to generate the energy of mindfulness and to send Thay this healing and loving energy. We would like to ask the whole worldwide community of meditation practitioners to participate and support us in this critical moment. We know and trust that Thay will receive all your energy and that this will be a big support in his healing and recovery.

Our practice of stability and peace in this very moment is the best support we can offer to Thay. Let us all around the world take refuge in our practice, going together as a river to offer Thay our powerful collective energy. We are all cells of the great Sangha Body that Thay has manifested in his lifetime.

Future reports on Thay health and recovery will be posted officially atwww.plumvillage.org, langmai.org, villagedespruniers.org, and http://www.facebook.com/thichnhathanh.

On behalf of the Monastic Dharma Teacher Council of Plum Village,

Bhikkhu Thich Chan Phap Dang
Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Khong Nghiem

Fuente: http://plumvillage.org/news/our-beloved-teacher-in-hospital/ 

Official Announcement

Re: Thay’s current condition

Plum Village, 22 November, 2014

To all Plum Village Practice Centers,
To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide,
To our Dear Beloved Friends,

The doctors have expressed surprise at Thay’s resilience and stability over the last week, as the intensive treatment continues. Thay’s blood pressure and pulse are stable, he is still breathing on his own, and he is becoming increasingly peaceful. However, in recent days Thay has been sleeping more deeply and communicating less.

The monks and nuns attend our teacher continuously at his bedside, breathing with him, embracing him with their love, praying that the millions of healthy cells in Thay’s body may become millions of bodhisattvas, helping his brain to heal. As Thay’s condition remains critical, please intensify your practice of generating the energy of Great Compassion of Avalokita for Thay.

Let us support Thay by sustaining our practice of mindfulness throughout the day, wherever we are, keeping Thay alive within us and within our community. With deep conscious breaths and mindful steps, let us allow Thay’s teachings to ripen within us, helping us see Thay’s continuation body and Thay’s sangha body.

May we let go of resentments against those who have hurt us, and release our fear and sorrow, by coming back to the calm and gentle breathing that Thay has transmitted to us. This is the best way we can support Thay and be his beautiful continuation.

With trust and love,

The Monks and Nuns of Plum Village

Future reports on Thay’s condition will be posted officially at plumvillage.org, langmai.org, villagedespruniers.org, and http://www.facebook.com/thichnhathanh.

Fuente: http://plumvillage.org/news/an-update-on-thays-health-22nd-november/

Asunto: estado actual de Thay
Plum Village, 22 de noviembre de 2014

A todos los centros de práctica de Plum Village,
A todos los centros de práctica y sanghas de todo el mundo,
A nuestros queridos amigos:

Los médicos han expresado su sorpresa por la capacidad de recuperación y la estabilidad de Thay durante la última semana, mientras sigue bajo cuidados intensivos. Su presión arterial y pulso son estables, aún respira por sus propios medios y poco a poco está más tranquilo. Sin embargo, en los últimos días Thay ha estado durmiendo más profundamente y ha estado menos comunicativo.

Los monjes y monjas asisten a nuestro maestro continuamente junto a su cama, respiran con él, le abrazan con su amor y rezan para que los millones de células sanas del cuerpo de Thay puedan convertirse en millones de bodhisattvas que ayuden a su cerebro a sanar. Como el estado de Thay sigue siendo crítico, les rogamos que intensifiquen su práctica de generar la energía de la gran compasión de Avalokita para Thay.

Apoyemos a Thay manteniendo nuestra práctica de la plena conciencia durante todo el día, donde quiera que estemos, manteniendo vivo a Thay en nuestro interior y en el interior de nuestra comunidad. Por medio de profundas respiraciones conscientes y de pasos conscientes, permitamos que las enseñanzas de Thay maduren dentro de nosotros de manera que nos ayuden a ver el cuerpo de continuación de Thay y el cuerpo de sangha de Thay.

Abandonemos todo resentimiento hacia aquellos que nos hayan herido, y liberémonos del miedo y la tristeza regresando a la tranquila y suave respiración que Thay nos ha transmitido. Esta es la mejor manera en que podemos apoyar a Thay y ser su bella continuación.

Con confianza y amor,

Los monjes y monjas de Plum Village

Fuente: https://www.facebook.com/thichnhathanh