Friday January 9th 2015

friday-january-9th-2015 Encouragement

“The most precious gift we can offer anyone
is our attention.
When mindfulness embraces those we love,
they will bloom like flowers.”

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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Thich Nhat Hanh (October 11, 1926) A Vietnamese Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist who now lives in France. Born Nguy?n Xuân B?o, Thích Nh?t H?nh joined a Zen (Vietnamese: Thi?n) monastery at the age of 16, and studied Buddhism as a novitiate. Upon his ordination as a monk in 1949, he assumed the Dharma name Thích Nhat Hanh. Thích is an honorary family name used by all Vietnamese monks and nuns, meaning that they are part of the Shakya (Shakyamuni Buddha) clan.

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