The Snow Moon—the first full moon after the Lunar New Year—is upon us, and the monastics are enjoying two weeks of rest—and the practice of laziness—after the Tết celebration. We hope you were able to join us for the in-house flower market, for singing while cooking earth cakes, for the lion dance, and for the deep questions and responses of the poet in the Kiều Oracles online. All of these are still available for your enjoyment at the links from our last issue
This week we offer you a short teaching from Thầy given in 2004, when all the monastics in the Plum Village tradition gathered here in Deer Park for an unprecedented (and yet-to-be-repeated) winter retreat with the entire community. Can you discover and cultivate your true powers (+1)?