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SnowFlower News and Updates

Zen and Romantic Love

In light of the cultural holiday with love at it's center this week, Thay's take on this subject might be of interest to you. The Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation just shared a video clip on their blog of Thay answering the question: "If Buddhism supports love for Mother...

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Winter Family Retreat Reflection – Magnolia Grove Monastery

I was a little nervous about driving 10 hours to an unfamiliar place where we wouldn't know a soul with my two kids but now I'm so glad we did it! The three of us, me and my 8 year old daughter, and 14 year old son, were there for 4 nights. My 8-year old daughter...

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Thaypassana Reflection – Ann Varda

Overwhelmed by political and environmental problems, I went to the Thaypassana retreat at Holy Wisdom. “Doing the next right thing” – what is it, is it right, how, when, is it unclear, wrong? No better time to take refuge in the Buddha, the Sangha, and the Dhamma....

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Get to Know Your Sangha Member: Steven Spiro

How did you learn about Thich Nhat Hanh (“TNH”)? My dear wife Susan turned me on to him in the early 1990’s. What is your favorite TNH book? The Heart of the Buddha’s Teachings How did you hear about SnowFlower and how long have you been coming to sangha? We heard...

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Get to Know Your Sangha Member: Karuna Namenwirth

How did you learn about Thich Nhat Hanh (“TNH”)? My daughter received a copy of The Miracle of Mindfulness when she finished 8th grade. She didn’t care for it, but I did. What is your favorite TNH book? Cultivating the Heart of Love How did you hear about SnowFlower...

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The Four Noble Truths for Today

The following "translation" of the Four Noble Truths for Today is taken from an excerpt from a Dharma talk Thay gave in Hanoi, Vietnam in May 6-7, 2008 (the full excerpt can be found in Issue 49 of the Mindfulness Bell and offers a rare glimpse into his early career)....

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Updated Retreats Page

Dear SnowFlowers, We invite you to check out our newly updated Retreat's Page on our website. It is now updated to include information on retreats that SnowFlowers are leading, as well as SnowFlower retreats and days of mindfulness. Some update information includes:...

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Winter Abundance Celebration! Potluck on Jan 20th

Dear SnowFlowers, We joyfully invite you to join us for a celebration of abundance during the heart of winter on Saturday, January 20th, 2018 from 11am-2pm (click here to add to your calendar) at Arboretum Cohousing at 1137 Erin St . For planning purposes, we kindly...

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Meditation at Joyful Path in Blue Mounds

Joyful Path Meditation and Healing Center will be hosting one-hour mindfulness gatherings in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. When: Starting January 16,  the first and third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 p.m. What: The impetus behind this initiative was to provide...

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Get to Know Your Sangha Member: Susan Pearsall

How did you learn about Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay or TNH)? Through Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s suggestion that Thay be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. What was the first TNH book you read? I haven’t a clue. I remember buying and reading the book, and using a snippet from...

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