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Thich Nhat Hanh on Social Change at the “Base”

“Colors of Compassion Retreat: Honoring Our Ancestors – Embracing Ourselves on the Path” Deer Park Monastery, Escondido, California. True social change begins by going home to ourselves and creating a strong base for action. In this dharma talk, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh explores the Buddha’s teachings on the Four Noble Truths to show how mindfulness can create that base. Life contains ill-being and well-being, suffering and happiness. By becoming aware of what we bring attention to, we can develop conscious habits that nourish compassion and understanding – both for ourselves and for others. These habits will help to bring joy and solidity to action for social change.

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