A new future
Thich Nhat Hanh speaks about a new programme which will bring a new future: conscious teaching. Teachers and education institutions will be able to apply this system which, based upon Buddhist foundations of dharma but applied in a secular way, will enable teachers and students alike to establish a greater connection with both themselves and their environment, favouring a community structure in class which will not only help them to live better with fellow human beings, but ultimately helping them to reaching their deepest core.
El ser humano es un tipo de flor, y de él depende mantener viva su frescura, su calidad de flor. Al eliminar sentimientos como el miedo o el enojo recuperamos su vida... no debemos imaginar que somos una flor, simplemente debemos tomar conciencia de que ya lo somos.
Sana, Florece, Realiza, Thich Nhat Hanh
Fighting suffering. Thich Nhat Hanh discusses how to fight suffering in the world, by firstly fighting it in ourselves. Only by having a peaceful core can we expand peacefulness, just as only by being able to help ourselves can we help others.
The symbol of Yin and Yang relates not only to totality, but the very own essence of Dao: to flow with the natural path which links everything, in an impermanent flowing which only a free mind will understand.
One of the four noble truths is the suffering which is inherent to living. The path we walk through has hardships, which may end up in pain. Only by facing and responding to such a pain in a mindfully way may we understand its nature, not only helping our hearts to let go, but achieving a greater understanding of the world and ourselves.