An Update on Thay’s Health 8th January 2016 Plum Village

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  • HomeNewsAnUpdateonThaysHealth:8thJanuary2016

    AnUpdateonThaysHealth:8thJanuary2016PostedonJanuary8,2016byPlumVillage34Comments

    OfficialAnnouncement

    PlumVillage,France

    January8,2016

    ToallPlumVillagePracticeCenters,

    ToallPracticeCentersandSanghasworldwide,

    ToourDearBelovedFriends,

    SincethedawnoftheNewYear,Thayhasveryclearlycommunicatedtousawishtoreturnto

    hishermitageinPlumVillage,France.Thayissatisfiedwiththeprogresshehasmadesofar,

    thankstothephenomenalcareandattentionofthedoctorsatUCSF,aswellasallthemany

    wonderfultherapiststreatinghiminthepastsixmonths.Thaywouldnowliketoreturnhometo

    benefitfromthehealingcollectiveenergythereandtobewithhisPlumVillagefamily.The

    doctorsapprovedofThaysdecisionandassuredusthatThaycouldmakethejourneywithout

    risk.Theattendantteamwillcontinuetocareforourteacheraroundtheclockandtofindthe

    mostappropriatetherapies.

    WeareveryhappytoannouncethatThayarrivedsafelyatBergeracairportinFrancethis

    afternoon(Friday8thJanuary),andreturnedtohishermitageinPlumVillage,toawarm

    welcomeofsongsandsmilesfromhismonasticdisciples.

    WeareprofoundlygratefulforallthesupportandlovingdonationsthatThayandthe

    attendantshavereceivedthroughouttheirstayinSanFrancisco.Thelovingembraceofthe

  • globalSanghahasallowedThaytomakegreatprogressonhispathofrecovery,andhereturnstoPlumVillageinvigoratedandfullofjoy.OntheeveoftheNewYear,Thayjoinedin

    thejoyfulcelebrationswithhisattendants,smilingandhummingalongastheysang.Inthelast

    fewdays,Thayhasalsoenjoyedlisteninganimatedlytorecordingsofhisownvoice

    readingsomeofhisbestlovedpoems.WeareallhappytotrustinThaysnewintuitionto

    returntoPlumVillage.InthecomingweekswewillcelebratetheLunarNewYear,theDaffodil

    Festival,andtheGreatOrdinationCeremonyatPlumVillage,andareveryhappytoknowthat

    Thaywillbeabletoenjoythesecelebrationswithus.

    Wecontinuetopracticetogethertocareforourteacher,tocareforourselves,andtocarefor

    thepresentmomentbydoingsowecanassureabrightfuturethatcontainstheloveof

    community,sisterhoodandbrotherhood.Wearedeeplygratefulforthesupportiveenergythat

    everyoneissendingourteacher,andinviteyoutocontinuedoingsoasweturnthisnewpage.

    Withloveandtrust,

    TheMonksandNunsofPlumVillage

    FutureofficialreportsonThaysrecoverywillbepostedfromtimetotimeatplumvillage.org,

    langmai.org,villagedespruniers.org,andwww.facebook.com/thichnhathanh.

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    34commentsonAnUpdateonThaysHealth:8thJanuary2016

    AmalieKauthsays:January11,2016at10:27

  • DearThay,Imsohappytoseeyoursmile.Iamsogratefulforyourhelpithaschangedalotinmylife.IalsothankourbrothersandsisterswhohaverepresentedyouwonderfullywithverydeepDharmatalks.WeareveryhappythatnowThaycanagaincelebratewithus.IloveyouThayandPlumVillageCommunityThayislookingwonderful

    Reply

    Debsays:January10,2016at18:45

    DearThay&Sangha,Whatjoyousnews,yourpictureliftedmyheart&spirit,thankyouforkeepingusinformed.Thayswordshavechangedmylife&strengthenedsomany,remindingusoftheessentialinlife.Love&Blessings

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    veronicacoughlansays:January10,2016at12:59

    ThedandelionheldyoursmileThayNahatHanhforawhile.HappyyouarebackinyourbelovedPlumeVillagethoughyourspiritiseverywhere.Thankyouforinspiringmetowardsabetterwayofliving.

    VeronicaCoughlan

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    MaryTheisensays:January10,2016at12:18

    DearThayIwanttosaythankyouforyourhelp!Summer2014IwasinWaldbrltohearyourspeech.TwoyearslongIhadnocontactwithmyson(33yearsold).Hehadaccusedmeofbeingguiltyforhisproblemsinlifeandavoidedcontactsincethen.Atthebeginningofsummer2014hewrotemealetterfullofaccusations.Iwastotallyshockedandsadbecauseaftertheseparationfrommyhusband,hisfather,IhadtriedtodothebestformychildrenwhoIlovedsomuch.AndIsufferedso

  • much.SoIdidnotknowhowtoreactandhowtocomeintocontactwithmysonagain.ThenIheardyou,Thay.Thefirstsentences:youtalkedaboutafatherandhissonswhohadnthavecontacttoeachotherforalongtime.Thenyouradvice:Listen,listencarefully.ThisIdid.Iwenttoatherapywithmysonandlistened.WehadquiteanumberoftherapylessonsandmoreandmoreIunderstoodmysonbetterandheme.Sincethenweseeeachotherregularlyandhavegoodtalks.Itgavemebackmyhappiness.Ifeelsomuchobligedtoyou,dearThay,andcantthankyouenough.Iwishyouallthebestforyourrecreationandthankyouforbeingthere.

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    Samersays:January10,2016at06:32

    DearThay&Sangha,

    IamfilledwithjoyandextremelyhappytohearthewonderfulnewsaboutThay.

    ItisanamazingthingtowitnessapersonlikeThayatrueinspirationalrolemodelinhealthandinsickness.MayyouhealsoondearThay,andmayyourecoveryourabilitytotalk.

    Finally,congratulationstoyouThayforalifewelllived.Millionsofpeopleslives(includingmine)arebetterofftodaybecauseofyou.Weloveyouandgratefulforyourcompassionandwisdomthattouchedusandhelpedhealourwoundedsouls.WhenIgrowup,Iwannabejustlikeyou.(Iam50+)lol

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    Iansays:January10,2016at04:08

    Allofthemeditationsthatwevealldonehashelpedtobringaunionofourspiritualbeliefinhealingtheworldandalllivingthingsthatwetakecareofonadailybasis.IweptwiththisrecentnewsthatThayhadgonehomebutthenhomeiswithintheheartandmindofallbeings.IwishyouallPeace,Joy,LoveandHappiness.NAMSTE

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    minasays:January10,2016at00:34

    andwhataboutthetreatmentshehastodotobebetter?

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  • LeeSlaffsays:January9,2016at20:23

    Suchgreatlove!ManyBlessings.

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    FayeHarasacksays:January9,2016at20:09

    DearThay,ImgladyouwereabletogotoSanFranciscoandtakeadvantageoftheskillofthedoctorsandtherapiststhere,andIsendmygratitudetothemandtothemonasticcaregiverswhoaccompaniedyouduringyourstayNow,ImsohappytothinkofyouinPlumVillage,contributingtoandbenefitingfromthepowerfulcollectiveenergygeneratedbysomanyfriendslivingandpracticingtogether!Mayyouenjoythebloomingdaffodilsthisspring,andthebeautifulplumblossomsonthetreesyouplanted.Iamsogratefulforyourteachings,andfortheexampleandenergyofthesangha,showingmethewaytobreatheandenjoythecoldandsparklingsnowhereinAlaska!Mylifeandthelivesofthosearoundmearesomuchhappierbecauseofmeetingyouandlearningthepractice.Thankyoutoall,withadeepbowofloveandrespect.

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    ChungDo(JaumeSaladrigasCussons)says:January9,2016at17:31

    IamveryhappytolearnvenerablemasterThayisrecoveringrapidly.HisTeachingsareaninspirationtomanyofusfellowBuddhistpractitioners(althoughinmycase,withadifferentMasterandSangha)Iwishhimtheverybest.

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    MichellePantanosays:January9,2016at15:18

    BestnewsIhavehadtodayandIhavehadlotsofgoodnews!SoHappy

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    WallyCongersays:January9,2016at14:40

  • DearThay,noblesangha,ISharedthisphotoyesterdaywiththecommentthatIwassaddenedtoseetheeffectsofthestrokeinThaysfaceandIcried.Later,IreadanothercommentfromawomanwhoremarkedhowshewashappytoseethebeautifulsmileonThaysfaceIwasimmediatelysurprisedbymydissonancewithherexperience,IhavecontemplatedonitandbelievethatitisacoreteachingcomingtomewhenIlookedathisfacethefirsttime,Iwassaddenedhappytoseehim,butfeelingmyownfeelingsinternal,selfdirected,selfishnotdeeplylookingatThay,andthinkingonlyofhim.

    Isntthatfundamentaltowhatheteachesus?tobemoreawareofandhaveconcernmoreforothers,andlessforourselves?Ilookedatthepictureagain,severaltimes,andIamamazedathowclearIseehissmile.ItfeelslikealessonformeintruecompassionofrefrainingfromjudgingorreactingemotionallyorcreatingstoriesaboutwhatIseeandfeel.Instead,seeing,observing,breathing,accepting,lovingtheother,andbreathing.

    IlookedforthewomanwhopostedherobservationthattriggeredtheseawarenessesinmeIwantedtothankher,butIcouldnotfindherintheoutpouringoflovingcommentsIwouldnotbesurprisedifshecomesacrossthisifso,thankyouforyourbeing,foryoulovingheart,andyournobleobservationofThay,andexpressingsuchunselfishjoyathishappiness.Thankyou,thankyou_/\_

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    JeannetteAdairsays:January9,2016at11:59

    09/01/2016

    ThismorningIopenedmyemailanddiscoveredthatdearThayhadreturnedtoPlumVillage.Itsmy72ndbirthdaytodayandthishasbeenthemostwonderfulgiftIcouldhavepossiblyreceived.WarmgratitudeandlovingwishestoallofyouatPlumVillage.

    Jeannette(WalkinginPeaceSangha)

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    AtulaShahsays:January9,2016at09:07

    HappyNewYeartoThay&thewonderfulPlumvillageSangha.SoveryhappytohearthatThayhasreturnedbackhometoPlumVillage&isonpathofrecovery.Helookssoglowing&canfeelhisblessings.Withdeepgratitudetoallwhocaredforhim&continuingindoingsodaily.WithMetta.

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  • VnNguynsays:January9,2016at07:56

    SogladtoseeThyspicture,mayyoufeelbettereveryday .ConxinknhchcThythntmanlcvsckhocaThycvinmn!

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    Sharrysays:January9,2016at06:28

    DearbelovedThay,youbroughtmejoyfultearagainandagain.whatwonderfulNewYeargifttoknowYoucamebacktothecommunity,ThePlumVillage.Prayerswithyoualways.BreatheandSmile

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    Michaelsays:January9,2016at05:30

    HappythatThayishomeatPlumVillage.HisbooksandpodcastssavedmylifeafterIlostsomuchin2012.Thankstoall.Peace.

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    JaneNosansays:January9,2016at05:25

    BacktoPlumVillagefor2016,suchawonderfulhomecoming,dearThayandsangha.IheardThayinpersonatEstesParkseminar,suchalovelytime,andpurewisdomofhiswords.Thankyouforthatgift,Thay,mayyoubecomfortablebackinyourhome.

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    ScottCutshallsays:January9,2016at02:40

    Suchamazingandheartwarmingnews

    NamasteOm,AllisBliss,AllisBliss

    Scott

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  • Arhiasays:January9,2016at01:35

    Blessings,dearThay.Yourwords,yourenergy,yourteachingscontinuetohaveaprofoundeffectonmy