Re: Thay’s present health condition and how to support Thay’s recovery
Plum Village, November 12, 2014
To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas World Wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends,
With a deep mindful breath we announce to the world the news that yesterday, the 11th of November 2014 Thay, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, experienced a severe brain hemorrhage. Thay is receiving 24 hour intensive care from specialist doctors, nurses and from his monastic disciples.
At present, Thay is still very responsive and shows every indication of being aware of the presence of those around him. He is able to move his feet, hands and eyes. There are signs that a full recovery may be possible.
For the last two months, Thay’s health had already been fragile due to his advanced age. He was hospitalized in Bordeaux on the 1st of November. He was gaining strength day by day until this sudden and unexpected change in his condition.
All the monasteries in the tradition of Plum Village are organizing practice sessions to generate the energy of mindfulness and to send Thay this healing and loving energy. We would like to ask the whole worldwide community of meditation practitioners to participate and support us in this critical moment. We know and trust that Thay will receive all your energy and that this will be a big support in his healing and recovery.
Our practice of stability and peace in this very moment is the best support we can offer to Thay. Let us all around the world take refuge in our practice, going together as a river to offer Thay our powerful collective energy. We are all cells of the great Sangha Body that Thay has manifested in his lifetime.
Future reports on Thay health and recovery will be posted officially at www.plumvillage.org, langmai.org, villagedespruniers.org, and www.facebook.com/thichnhathanh.
On behalf of the Monastic Dharma Teacher Council of Plum Village,
A group of young monks and nuns with years of experience as practitioners training in Plum Village in France and having grown up in the West, with both Vietnamese and Western cultures, will share insights into the issues that concern the new generation of Vietnamese Americans and Canadians. The tour will happen in March for young people (ages 18-38) with Vietnamese roots that were either born or raised in North America. Wake Up and learn more at http://www.vietwakeup.org
Feb. 03 - No Day of Mindfulness
There will not be a Day of Mindfulness on February 03rd. We warmly invite you to join us for Tet Celebration on February 10th, starting at 9:00am. Regular Day of Mindfulness will resume on February 24th, 2013.
Community Work Day - Dec. 08, 2012
The Brothers and Sisters at Magnolia Grove Monastery warmly invite you to join us for our community work day on Saturday, December 08 starting at 9:00am.
It is an occasion for the Four Fold Community to work, practice and have fun together as we prepare for our Teacher's visit in September 2013. We hope you can lend a helping hand in beautifying the monastery.
PS. Please bring a pair of working gloves and your beautiful smiles :).
Monastery will be closed 07/06-12
The monastery will be closed and not receiving guests from July 06-12, 2012.
We start welcoming friends to come and practice with us on July 13, 2012.