Stillness Buddy - Thich Nhat Hanh

 

ThayOne of the best known and most respected Zen masters in the world today, poet, and peace and human rights activist, Thich Nhat Hanh (called Thây by his students) has led an extraordinary life. (Read more about Thich Nhat Hanh)

 

Thich Nhat Hanh's main teaching is the practice of mindfulness and being fully aware of the present moment - the only moment in which we really live and in which joy is possible. Thây teaches that, dwelling in the present moment is the only way to truly be peace, both in one's self and in the world.

 

Most of his works have been geared toward the Buddhist practitioner, yet his gentle and profound teachings appeal to thousands of people from different religious, spiritual and political backgrounds.

 

A unique aspect of Thây’s teachings has been to create and adapt mindfulness practices that people can carry out during their daily lives as means to return to the present moment. An example is using the telephone ringing as a reminder to stop and breathe consciously for a few moments.

 

Using Stillness Buddy will help you to practice, and be reminded of, Thich Nhat Hanh's most important teachings, practices and messages, which will enable you to touch the peaceful and joyful elements in yourself and all around you. Some of Thây’s phrases are also included, which help to bypass the "thinking mind”.

 

These selected teachings, practices and messages are contained in Thich Nhat Hanh's module. Once you have installed the application on your computer, you will be able to try this module within Stillness Buddy (as well as any other modules you may be interested in).

 

Try Thich Nhat Hanh's module of Stillness Buddy FREE for 14 days and keep it by purchasing a user licence. Please note that 30% of the sales of this application will go to support the construction of the European Institute of Applied Buddhism (EIAB), Thây's new practice center in Germany. The EIAB is in urgent need to raise 700,000 Euros in order to meet its construction deadlines. So far, through the sales of user licenses, we have raised and sent over 4,500 Euros to the EIAB.

 

Here are some words by Thay Phap An, director of the EIAB: "The EIAB is an offering, not only for Europe, but for the whole world. If we succeed as a community, we can inspire the practice of peace and joy all over the world. We will receive a generous donation from the sales of this application, so please consider supporting us in this way."

 

Finally, before you download the application, we assume that you are familiar with Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings. If not, we suggest reading some of his best known books including: "The Miracle of Mindfulness", "Being Peace" and "Peace is Every Step".

 

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As agreed with Thay Phap An, we want to make this application as widely available as possible. So if you genuinely cannot afford to buy the user licence, please contact us, explaining your situation and we'll be happy to consider what you can offer.

 

About Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Born in Vietnam in 1926, Nhat Hanh is one of the founders of the "engaged Buddhism" movement. His life has been dedicated to the work of inner transformation for the benefit of individuals and society.

 

In Saigon in the early 60s, Nhat Hanh founded the School of Youth Social Service (SYSS), a grass-roots relief organization that rebuilt bombed villages, set up schools and medical centers, resettled homeless families, and organized agricultural cooperatives.

 

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Rallying some 10,000 student volunteers, the SYSS based its work on the Buddhist principles of non-violence and compassionate action. Despite government denunciation of his activity, Nhat Hanh also founded a Buddhist University, a publishing house, and an influential peace activist magazine in Vietnam.

 

Exiled from Vietnam, he travelled to the U.S. where he made the case for peace to federal and Pentagon officials including Robert McNamara. He may have changed the course of U.S. history when he persuaded Martin Luther King, Jr. to oppose the Vietnam War publicly, and so helped galvanize the peace movement. The following year, King nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize.

 

In 1982 he founded Plum Village, a Buddhist community in exile in France, where he continues his work to alleviate suffering of refugees, boat people, political prisoners, and hungry families in Vietnam and throughout the Third World. He continues to teach, write and lead retreats worldwide on "the art of mindful living."