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.
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.
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.
What is nirvana? In a globalised context such as ours, that word has become part of everyday life and vocabulary. But what does it exactly mean? Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh speaks about its nature and power.
What is nirvana?
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.