Breathing Meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh


Breathing meditation filmed on retreat in Vietnam spring 2007. English translation by Sr. Dang Nghiem. This clip is from the movie “Each of My Steps is a Prayer”. Available in high quality from Parallax Press on the “Mindful Living Every Day” DVD. www.parallax.org

25 thoughts on “Breathing Meditation with Thich Nhat Hanh

  1. @reeceh78 stfu and take your e-dhamma elsewhere. i’ve got more pressing issues to deal with.

  2. @aloozer actually life is only as complicated as you make it, and as “complicated” as you can say it is, it can too be said to be simple. There is no complexity without utter simplicity. stay “relevant” in this world is exactly what we do, regardless of whether your a monk or a “worldly” person(whatever that means), you are always living relatively to how you perceive the world. the truth is always applicable, its not about staying relevant, its being aware of that relevance…

  3. @reeceh78 it cannot be coined up just about being ‘mindful’. life is way more complicated in this and that. i mean no disrespect to the buddha-dhamma, t’s just that as much as we would like to ‘practise’, we cannot deny the need to stay relevant in this world and i’ve come to a point where it all sounds nice and good but sometimes not applicable, yet. not so practical sometimes. we are worldly people, not monks.

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  5. @aloozer notice the nature of your own insight, we are constantly tied up in things that we think are helping us or not, buddhism teaches that every moment is impermanent, so whether it helps or not in that moment is only your interpretation, and is beside the point of life; life “not helping” is only one aspect of you, but life is showing you all aspects of yourself, and if you cannot be mindful of yourself, you will experience yourself over and over again as whatever your “problem” is.

  6. @babblecon i don’t know. maybe we need to try harder, maybe we’re looking in the wrong places, maybe we’re doing it wrong. could be any reason.

  7. I wonder if we expect too much, our desire is to powerful? I want something from practice. What do we seek? And is that why we are not satisfied?

  8. Thich Nhat Hanh be fooled by communist Vietnam!!!

    In 2005 and 2007 Thich Nhat Hanh returned to Vietnam to help the communist regime to improve its bad image for religious oppression. In exchange, the communists promised to allow him to practice religion in Vietnam and establish Bat Nha monastery. But in September 2009, Vietnamese authorities launched a violent crackdown on his followers at the monastery, fearing his popularity among the youth could pose a threat to the communist leadership.

  9. HELP BAT NHA MONASTERY!!!

    (Vietnam) Dec 17, 2009

    About 380 young monks and nuns who are followers of Buddhist leader Thich Nhat Hanh, have called on the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, to grant them temporary asylum, after they were forced to flee Bat Nha monastery and repeatedly attacked by vigilantes allegedly hired by the Vietnamese authorities. They say the government regards their leader as a threat to its authority due to his fast-growing popularity among the youth.

  10. So because he had meetings with the communist leaders he is a propaganda tool for the communist regime? There is a reason why he does not live in Vietnam.

  11. well, i’ve had my fair share of interest put in Lord Buddha’s teachings. but i’ve sorta given up. it’d helped me to a certain extent but sometimes i think yes it’d helped me and no it had not helped me. whatever.

  12. Sometimes people think that if things are diffucult to understand or achieve it must be better, but just about everything is better in it’s simplest form.

  13. To jakedparent:

    Go to BBC, AP, CNN,..to verify that Thich nhat Hanh did return to Vietnam twice in 2005 and 2007 and even had meetings with communist leaders in Vietnam including President Nguyen Minh Triet and retired General Vo Nguyen Giap.

  14. Thich nhat Hanh is just a propaganda tool for the communist regime in Vietnam. A leader of anti-war movement in Vietnam war, he turned a blind eye to Hue massacre of 5,000 civilians by Vietcong in 1968 and Vietnam invasion and occupation of Cambodia in 1978. In 2005 and 2007, he returned to Vietnam to help the communist regime to improve its bad image for human rights violations and religious oppression so that Vietnam could gain permanent normal trade status with the US and enter WTO.

  15. Simple & poetic, yes. But also a clear and powerful instruction is offered. After experiencing the miracle of your own awareness it will not seem cryptic.

    b well

  16. thing about Thich Nhat Hanh’s books are too simple, such that it seems to me there’s something cryptic about it. that’s not to doubt his level of attainment of course.

  17. Meditation is so important! Remember Ram Bonjom, aka Palden Dorje who has been meditating in Nepal for over 4 years under a tree? Well, from November 18th to the 23rd, 2009 Palden Dorje will be giving blessings in Gadhi Mai. He plans this appearance in order to protest the sacrificing of tens of thousands of animals before they take place on the 24th at the Gadhi Mai Festival near Nijgad in Bara District. Please participate in any way you can. Tell all your friends!

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