Happy Continuation to Thich Nhat Hanh

Please join me in wishing a Happy Continuation to Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) on his 90th continuation day today! The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation had invited people to submit a three minute video of how we continue Thay. This is similar to what I had to say in my video: Continue in Good Health My […]

Can You Hear Mother Earth?

In this special message from Sister Chan Khong, she asks, “Can you hear Mother Earth? In this excerpt from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, we learn of the desperate situation we are in. Please wake up, my children, and see what you are doing. Your atomic bombs have laid waste to billions of precious lives, […]

Garry Shandling was a Buddhist

I did not know that Garry Shandling was a Buddhist until I read this story on the Lion’s Roar website in an article titled, “He Never Said No” – The inside story of Garry Shandling’s Buddhism. It turns out that Garry Shandling was a friend of Brother Phap Hai, a monk in the Plum Village […]

My Life with Thay

My life with Thay (Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh) began in a small church in Berkeley, California in 1984. By some strange coincidence, I happened to sit next to him is the second row before he was introduced to speak. I became a solo practitioner in Thay’s tradition on that day. I was shy and […]

Second In Command In Plum Village

Sister Chan Khong has been the second in command in Plum Village since its founding in 1982 and been Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh‘s collaborator and best friend for more than 50 years. Now that Thay, as Thich Nhat Hanh is know by his followers, is in the hospital, we are all looking to Sister […]

Sister Chan Khong Spoke for Thich Nhat Hanh

Pope Francis invited Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) to speak about the signing of the declaration against slavery. Since Thay is still sick in the hospital, Sister Chan Khong spoke for Thich Nhat Hanh from a prepared speech. The speech is available in its entirety on the Plum Village website. Pope Francis invited spiritual […]

Can A Few People Make A Difference?

Can a few people make a difference? Yes they can! Four people, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Dr. Martin Luther King,  Sister Chan Khong, and Alfred Hassler did make a difference. These four superheros of peace used the five powers of faith, diligence, mindfulness, concentration, and insight to change the course of history during the […]

Mindfulness – The Movie With Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindfulness – The Movie with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) is in the final stages of production. The movie is the work of Larry Kasanoff, the producer of True Lies and Mortal Kombat and other violent films. After meeting Thay, Larry wanted to make a film about him and not make violent movies anymore. Other […]

Buddhist Nuns In Plum Village

The lives of Buddhist nuns in Plum Village are beautifully portrayed in this video. Plum Village is also the residence of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay). This year, marks the thirtieth anniversary of Plum Village. You can read more about it here. Buddhist Nuns In Plum Village All my encounters with the Buddhist nuns […]

Sister Chan Khong

Sister Chan Khong has been the closest person to Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for more than 50 years! Her role in the Plum Village tradition is so vast that it would be difficult to describe it in hundreds of words. In addition to being an activist and one of the original six members of […]