The Vietnamese government has invited Thich Nhat Hanh to return after thirty-nine years in exile. Thay will be teaching in temples throughout the country over a four-month period. Practitioners are invited to join Thay and the Sangha for one or more segments of the trip.
“I want to go back to my root temple with my friends, my disciples, as an offering to the patriarchs. When you make an offering on the altar, you select the most beautiful fruit. You wash them carefully and arrange them on a plate. We are trying to do the same.
“The whole trip will be deep practice. Every step will be taken in mindfulness. The way we walk, the way we sit, the way we smile, the way we speak should be an offering, and we have to prepare ourselves in order to be a beautiful offering. I want those who join me to be at their best, in terms of mindfulness, concentration, and insight. This will have an impact on the land and on the people, especially the younger generation.
“This is the best thing I can offer to my ancestors, to my country, after thirty-nine years of absence.”
Thich Nhat Hanh, June 16, 2004
Join Thay for one or more segments of the journey
|Segment 1||January 13 to February 4||Hanoi/Saigon|
|Segment 2||February 4 to February 28||Saigon/Hue|
|Segment 3||February 28 to March 23||Hue/Hanoi|
|Segment 4||March 23 to April 11||Hanoi/Binh Dinh|
For more information and registration instructions, go to www.plumvillage.org, then follow the link to The Trip to Vietnam