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Happiness Talk & Tea



10:00am - 11:00am ET

Rm 116, ECSC

Join us for tea while we listen to "Our Appointment with Life" by Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay). In this talk, Thay explains how mindfulness allows us to be aware of the feelings and perceptions in our mind, in our body, around us, and in the world. Through this awareness, we can experience the wonders of life in the here and now.

Please bring your own mug and a friend with a mug. We will provide hot water, a variety of teas, sugar, and milk.

Brought to you by the Thayer Wellness Committee and hosted by Professors Sol Diamond and Mark Laser. Recording from the Plum Village—Lower Hamlet Buddhist temple in Loubès-Bernac, France for its summer opening on July 6, 2014.

About the Speaker(s)

Thich Nhat Hanh
Zen Master

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (October 11, 1926–January 22, 2022) was a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, renowned for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. A gentle, humble monk, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called him "an Apostle of peace and nonviolence" when nominating him for the Nobel Peace Prize. Exiled from his native Vietnam for almost four decades, Thich Nhat Hanh was a pioneer bringing Buddhism and mindfulness to the West, and establishing an engaged Buddhist community for the 21st Century.


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