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Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh is a Zen master in the Vietnamese tradition, scholar, poet, and peace activist. He is the founder of the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon and has taught at Columbia University and the Sorbonne. Thich Nhat Hanh is the author of the national bestseller...

Body and Mind Are One

An Online Training Course in Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh

from Sounds True

Self-Guided Video Course: US $69.00
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CE Credits: US $40.00
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Course objectives:

  • Summarize the Buddha's seven exercises for using your breath mindfully to cease internal conflict, release tension and anxiety, and become aware of the conditions for happiness and freedom that are always readily available.
  • Discuss the meaning of emptiness, aimlessness, and endlessness as gateways to liberation, as well as the profound teaching of inter-being.
  • Discuss the Dharma as the practice of looking deeply into the life-changing energies of mindfulness, concentration, and insight.
  • Practice touching the Buddha nature within you--nourishing the seeds of compassion and lovingkindness within you.
  • Define the Five Mindfulness Trainings as a tool for exploring the consequences of our actions.
  • Discuss transcending discrimination, fear, anger, and other inner afflictions--moving into your presence--the greatest gift you may offer the world.

When your body and mind work together as one, you are fully and naturally present in the moment. This is the essence of mindfulness practice. Body and Mind Are One: An Online Training in Mindfulness brings you an unparalleled eight-week course with the venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, who has practiced, shared, and lived this profound wisdom for over seven decades.

Special offer!

Enroll in Body and Mind Are One and receive a free digital download of Thich Nhat Hanh's one-hour program Drops of Emptiness: Songs, Chants, and Poetry from Plum Village. Here is an opportunity to share in musical contemplations rarely heard outside the seclusion of this cherished Zen monastery.

Your Breath: The Bridge between Mind and Body

In our hectic modern world, many of us are caught racing from one to-do to the next, planning this or worrying about that. We are often completely consumed by thoughts and by unconscious habits that numb us to our true experience—and to the suffering we create for ourselves and for those around us.

Two thousand six hundred years ago, the Buddha offered clear instructions for breaking this cycle and coming back home to our bodies—and to the wonders of life found only in the present moment. Your breath is the key.

In Body and Mind Are One, Thich Nhat Hanh personally instructs you in every step of the Buddha's specific exercises for using your breath mindfully to cease internal conflict, release tension and anxiety, and become aware of the conditions for happiness and freedom that are always readily available.

Join Thich Nhat Hanh on Retreat

Originally recorded during a six-day retreat in the beautiful Rocky Mountain village of Estes Park, Body and Mind Are One gives you the opportunity to study with Thich Nhat Hanh along with a community of monastics and lay practitioners. More than a training course in mindfulness, Body and Mind Are One is at once a living transmission of insight from this beloved Zen master and a practical teaching series covering fundamental Buddhist principles for a joyful life.

What You Will Receive:

  • Seven hours of four-camera, high-definition video sessions with Thich Nhat Hanh, yours to download and enjoy as often as you like
  • Two live session recordings featuring audience Q&A with Sister Lang Nghiem and Brother Phap Hai, senior students of Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Online Dharma Discussion groups to connect with other participants
  • A private journal for reflecting on your experience
  • Weekly recommended exercises and a handy practice tracker to support your training

Body and Mind Are One invites you to learn more about:

  • The life-changing energies of mindfulness, concentration, and insight
  • Your presence, the greatest gift you can offer the world
  • Being there: the first aim of meditation
  • A magic formula for instant happiness
  • The profound teaching of "interbeing"
  • The truth of impermanence
  • Buddhism's Noble Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths
  • The meaning of emptiness
  • Dharma as the practice of looking deeply
  • Touching the Buddha nature within you
  • Transcending discrimination, fear, anger, and other inner afflictions
  • Karma as actions of thought, speech, and body
  • Buddha's seven exercises for mindful breathing
  • How to nourish the seeds of compassion and lovingkindness within you
  • The Five Mindfulness Trainings—a tool for exploring the consequences of our actions

The Greatest of All Miracles

"Through mindfulness," teaches Thich Nhat Hanh, "we can recognize the miracle of being alive, and that is the greatest of all miracles." Body and Mind Are One welcomes you to experience the wise and healing presence of this unsurpassed teacher, as breath-by-breath you follow his simple guidance into what he calls "the Pure Land of the Buddha, the Kingdom of God, in the here and the now."

Product details

Self-Guided Video Course:
Contents Video downloads
Date Published July 01, 2012
Product Codes 2890, p2890, ap02890
CE Credits:
Contents 10 CE credits
Date Published April 16, 2012
Product Codes 3122, e3122, ce03122

Customer Reviews

By Phyllis C
Date Added: Monday 14 April 2014
Thich Nhat Hahn really needs no review. However, what was especially wonderful on this was the video part which is in excellent resolution. The camera work is excellent as it gets close in to see his expressions, which are marvelous. I recommend it.
By Marcia S
Date Added: Wednesday 14 August 2013
Really wonderful, so well organised and great to be able to write your own notes. The videos are just the right length to be able to do the course a bit at a time. Highly recommended.
By Lauri Bower
Date Added: Tuesday 24 April 2012
Lots of beautiful teachings, lovely to have direct contact (as it were) with both Thay and some of the monastics. Just watched week 1 so far, but it looks like it will be a wonderful path to explore for the next few weeks, and beyond.
By Sarah Quilter
Date Added: Saturday 21 April 2012
Very good...what I expected...good interaction wih other participants...it continues so we'll see about the rest of the program...thanks for giving a structure for this wonderful program
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