Healing Oneself and Healing the World featuring Thich Nhat Hanh
Dharma talks only from the 6-day retreat at Magnolia Grove Monastery in 2013 with the theme Healing Ourselves, Healing the World by Thich Nhat Hanh.
How do we produce a thought that is filled with understanding and compassion? Building a sangha or a practice center is one method. In our tradition, we begin by looking at our suffering. We can then recognize the suffering in the other person. This is the first and second noble truth. With this, the energy if compassion arises because you have touched and understood suffering.
We bring our mind and body together and come back to ourselves in order to be truly there and be able to stop our thinking. We can get lost in our thinking. When we are mindful and concentrated of our in breath them our mind only has one object. Just breathing in mindfully we can get freedom from the past l, the future, and our projects. Freedom is possible and the healing can start.
Conditions of happiness
Deep looking – insight can release the tension and bring healing
Mindfulness is a method to insight using our in breath and out breath
Sutra on Full Awareness of Breathing
Four domains – body, feelings, mind, objects of mind
Sangha – collective energy
The art of happiness and the art of suffering
The Four Noble Truths
The Four Kinds of Nutriments