Learning True Love (Online) | Special retreat with Sister Chan Khong | May 03-07

It is our happiness to share with you the sessions of Orientation, Dharma Talks, Questions & Responses, and Celebrating True Love will be live streamed. We are unable to offer Dharma sharing online for this retreat.

Sister Chan Khong will make special visits to Harvard University, Blue Cliff Monastery in New York, Deer Park Monastery in California, and Magnolia Grove Monastery in Mississippi from April to May of 2023. Her love in helping to alleviate the suffering in others and the happiness she shares continue to touch many lives. We warmly invite you to join us for this precious opportunity to be in the presence of Sister Chan Khong.

Sister Chan Khong is the first fully-ordained monastic disciple of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and the director of his humanitarian projects since the 1960’s.

Born in 1938 in Ben Tre in Southern Vietnam, Sister Chan Khong began social work in the city slums as a teenager. After meeting Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 1959, she helped him set up the School of Youth for Social Service, training thousands of young social workers to bring aid to remote war-devasted villages.

She organised the Buddhist Peace Delegation at the Paris Peace Talks in 1969, and in the 1970’s assisted Thich Nhat Hanh on his world tours calling for peace, and was instrumental in directing emergency humanitarian efforts to rescue Vietnamese Boat People from the high seas, as well as leading sponsorship programs for over 14,000 orphans in Vietnam.

Since the 1980’s Sister Chan Khong has helped Thich Nhat Hanh establish Plum Village Monastery in south-west France, and is today the Elder nun of the International Plum Village Sangha.

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A confirmation letter will be sent to you with Zoom link information on April 26.

If you have any question(s) for this online event, please email us at retreats@magnoliagrovemonastery.org.

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