Lamp Transmission - Diana Petech This holiday week we offer you the audio from one of the Dharma Teacher Lamp Transmissions during the recent Beauty and Well-Being Great Ordination Ceremony in Plum Village, France. Four lay dharma teachers from Italy were chosen to receive the lamp this year, including Diana Petech (right), the teacher on this week's dharmacast.


Direct download: DP16-23Dec06.mp3
Category:Dharma talks -- posted at: 3:38pm CDT

Discourse on Love

This week we offer a chant recorded by Sister The Nghiem of Green Mountain Dharma Center: Discourse on Love. This chant is a common one in the Pali tradition of Theravadan Buddhists. The English translation was done by our teacher Thich Nhat Hanh with the help of Plum Village monks and nuns. The text and music can be found here in PDF format.

This chant and other songs by Plum Village Monks and Nuns are on the Oasis CD.

Enjoy your breathing.

Direct download: DP15-13Dec06.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 4:00pm CDT

Dear Friends,

This week we offer the recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings that was offered by Thay Phap Lai this past Sunday. Please use this in your own practice of these trainings week to week.


Direct download: DP14-06Dec06.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 10:16pm CDT

Crossing Over to the Other Shore Dear Friends,

This week we share a dharma talk that our teacher Thay gave in Plum Village on October 29, 2006, shortly before the recent U.S. elections.  It offers a deep view into both the nature of our current world situation and the nature of this path of practice.

Thay Phap Tri hosts.

Direct download: DP13-29Nov06.mp3
Category:Dharma talks -- posted at: 8:06pm CDT

Q&A Session - November Dear Friends,

This week we have our monthly question and answer session with two monks recently arrived from Plum Village, Thay Phap Lai and Thay Phap Thanh (right.) Sister Susan also joins us to answer a number of questions sent to us via e-mail in the past few weeks. Brother Stream moderates.


Direct download: DP12-21Nov2006.mp3
Category:Q & A -- posted at: 9:17pm CDT

College Retreat 2006 - Orientation Dear Friends,

This week we offer the orientation given on the first night of the recent Retreat for College Students at Deer Park. Sister Thuan Nghiem (Harmony, right) and Brother Phap Luu (Stream) cover the basic practices of mindful breathing, sitting and walking, in addition to sharing from their own experiences in college. This talk is a good introduction to the fundamental practices of the Plum Village tradition.

Please enjoy this offering, and thank you for your comments and feedback.

Direct download: DP11-14Nov06.mp3
Category:Dharma talks -- posted at: 9:24pm CDT

Is Meditation Cool? - College Retreat Fall 2006 Dear Friends,

This week we publish one of the talks from our recent college retreat. Our abbot Thay Phap Dung speaks about his own path of practice, and what it means to bring meditation into our lives. Brother Phap Huu hosts.

May you be well.
Direct download: DP10-07Nov06.mp3
Category:Dharma talks -- posted at: 2:02am CDT

Introduction to Walking Meditation

Dear Friends,

This week's edition of the Dharmacast includes an introduction to the practice of walking meditation offered by Sister Chau Nghiem (Jewel) and a session of evening chanting led by Br. Phap Khoi. Br. Phap De hosts this Halloween broadcast.

May you touch peace and solidity with each step.

Direct download: DP09-31Oct06.mp3
Category:Chants, songs, meditations -- posted at: 12:45am CDT

Question and Answer Session - October Dear Friends,

This week we are happy to share with you a question and answer session that we participated in this past Thursday afternoon in the Ocean of Peace Meditation Hall here at Deer Park. Brother Stream hosts, and Thay Abbot Brother Phap Dung (see photo), Brother Phap Ho, Sisters Chau Nghiem and Viet Nghiem answer questions posed over e-mail to the monks and nuns. We ended spontaneously with the song, The Island Within.

If you would like to send in a question for an upcoming Q&A session, feel free to write us at All names are kept confidential.

Enjoy the brisk autumn air.

Direct download: DP08-22Oct06.mp3
Category:Q & A -- posted at: 12:51am CDT

Monastic Interview: Thay Phap Dang

This week Brother Stream interviews Thay Phap Dang, a Dharma Teacher and the Abbot of Maple Forest Monastery in Vermont. Thay Phap Dang was invited by the Deer Park Sangha along with Thay Vo Ngai to support us during the recent Vietnamese Retreat. He shares about his life and practice as a monk of 17 years, about his experiences teaching in Vietnam, and also shares a song, "Close to Thay."

The broadcast ends with the flute solo, "Song for the Buddha," by the Basque musician Laurent Bernays, from the Refuge Tree CD.

May you be well.

Direct download: DP07-14Oct06.mp3
Category:General Content -- posted at: 12:41am CDT


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