Category Archives: Dhamma Talk

Near & Far Away

If we really investigate and examine our hearts [or minds], we will at some time experience joy, rapture and peace. At other times we will experience feelings of indifference, detachment and separation. If we experience the latter we should not … Continue reading

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THICH NHAT HANH No. 1: ‘In the Hills of West Virginia’

NOTE: This article originally appeared in the Jan. 24, 2022 issue of Tricycle.com By Douglas John Imbrogno | WestVirginiaVille.com In the old photograph, Thich Nhat Hanh gazes kindly in the direction of the camera. In the foreground, the back of … Continue reading

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THICH NHAT HANH, Part 2: ‘Call Me By My True Names’

By Thich Nhat Hanh Do not say that I’ll depart tomorrowbecause even today I still arrive. Look deeply: I arrive in every secondto be a bud on a spring branch,to be a tiny bird, with wings still fragile,learning to sing … Continue reading

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THICH NHAT HANH, PART 3: ‘When the Buddha Lived in Hell’

Below is an excerpt from a talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village in France on August 6, 1998: A Dharma Talk by Thich Nhat Hanh TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK A LITTLE BIT about Heaven, or … Continue reading

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ARTICLE: On a Buddhist retreat 8 Days After 9-11

The Buddhist magazine Tricycle published on its website today a blog article that Meditation Circle co-founder Douglas John Imbrogno wrote 20 years ago, about being on retreat led by Bhavana Society co-founder Bhante Gunaratana right days after 9-11: “An airplane … Continue reading

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Be your own witness

People may look at you and feel your way of life, your interest in Dhamma, makes no sense. Others may say that if you want to practise Dhamma, you ought to be ordained as a monk. Being ordained is not … Continue reading

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Bhante G’S ZOOM Meditation and Teachings

A HEADS UP. If you have not had the chance to join the daily ZOOM Buddhist teaching and guided meditation led by Bhante Gunaratana, abbot of the Bhavana Society in West Virginia, we encourage you to do so. The ZOOM … Continue reading

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Movies of the Mind

“As we start to practice mindfulness, present moment awareness, we soon discover how much of our lives we spend dreaming. Normally, we have no problem noticing our night dreams or those vivid excursions into fantasy that we call daydreams. What … Continue reading

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Metta For All

QUESTION: The world seems so full of hatred, violence, and pain. How is it possible to pursue joy and also have compassion for those who commit such cruelties? BHANTE GUNARATANA: “It is very difficult to imagine how cruel human beings … Continue reading

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Learn About Your Mind

By Thanissaro Bhikkhu from “No Dharma Without Karma” “There’s no Dharma without karma. I keep running into this again and again – people who want to be told that the reason they’re suffering has nothing to do with them. It’s … Continue reading

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Bhante Rahula to visit Huntington/Charleston in August 2020

We will have more details as we lock them down, but American Buddhist monk Bhante Yogavacara Rahula will make a return visit to the Meditation Circles in Huntington and Charleston, W.Va., in early August, 2020. Bhante Rahula will lead a … Continue reading

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A Buddhist Holiday Carol

Every year about this time, we like to post what has to be one of the few Buddhist Christmas carols out there. This is one by Bhante Yogavacara Rahula, a Theravadan Buddhist monk. Born 1948 in Southern California as Scott … Continue reading

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“Refuge: The Heart’s Own Knowing”

NOTE: Thanisssara will offer an online teaching on “Refuge: The Heart’s Own Knowing,” on SUNDAY Sept. 29, 2019. Register here at WorldwideInsight.org., the site of an online Dharma practice group. The teachings are given in the Buddhist tradition of dana: … Continue reading

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One Fine Night

“Don’t run back to the past, don’t hope for the future. What’s past is left behind; the future has not arrived; and phenomena in the present are clearly seen in every case. Knowing this, foster it— unfaltering, unshakable. Today’s the … Continue reading

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BHANTE G AT THE UNITED NATIONS

Bhante Gunaratana, abbot of the Bhavana Society Buddhist Monastery in High View, W.Va., , delivered a 9-minute speech on May 1 at the United Nations in New York, on the occasion of Vesak, the festival which commemorates the birth, enlightenment, … Continue reading

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