Sister True Vow

Sister The Nghiem (Sister True Vow), currently the abbess of White Crane Hamlet at Blue Cliff Monastery, is a second-generation Vietnamese-American who grew up in Pennsylvania. She is one of the pioneers of Blue Cliff Monastery, helping to guide its transformation from a family holiday resort into a mindfulness practice center. As a musician, she has composed […]

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Brother Dharma Stream

Brother Pháp Lưu (Brother Dharma Stream) is an American-born teacher and author who Thich Nhat Hanh ordained as a monk in 2003. Brother Stream received the lamp transmission from Thay in 2011 and became a dharma teacher. He has shared his dharma wisdom around the globe. He is active in the Wake Up movement for young people […]

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Sister Adornment with Non-Discrimination

Join Sister D for a meditation and mindfulness retreat this Fall in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sister Dang Nghiem (Sister Adornment with Non-Discrimination) moved from Vietnam to Arizona as a teenager and studied to become a doctor. She is the author of the book Healing: A Woman’s Journey From Doctor to Nun and Mindfulness as Medicine: […]

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Brother True Dharma Embrace

Join Brother Phap Dung and the Thich Nhat Hanh monastic community on retreat this Fall. Brother Phap Dung (Brother True Dharma Embrace) is the former Abbot of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Deer Park Monastery in California. He grew up in Los Angeles, trained as an architect, and is now a senior disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh and a […]

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Mother Earth Ancestor

The Ancestral Heart is beating everywhere… in the eternal chorus of the ocean singing to the cliff, in the silent whisper of the stones, in the coyote howling to the moon, in the twinkling eyes of children, in your beloved’s hand holding yours, in the smile of a stranger, in the good, the true the […]

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Continue the Miracle

If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people. In turn, your children will be a continuation of you. To […]

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The 5 Powers: Superheroes of Peace

The 5 Powers: Superheroes of Peace Special film screening and discussion on how to access the power of mindfulness to effect change within oneself and the world   From Spiderman to the Hulk, numerous superhero origin stories tell of a character’s interaction with an unknown element that effects a radical transformation. This change often leads to […]

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