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K18086 : PATIENCE IS A SIGN OF LOVE

12.07.2018 - 15.07.2018

Course 4M with Thay Phap An and Sister Song Nghiem

Every day we experience our own limitations and constraints as well as the ones of our fellow human beings in our families, among friends, at work and in our society. Oftentimes we react impatiently and hypercritical when confronted with the mistakes and weaknesses we find in ourselves and others.
When we practice patience, we also practice mindfulness. When we are patient we learn how to truly see and understand ourselves and others more deeply. We take a step back and recognise our own pain, but also the sorrow of others, so we don’t react, but act with understanding and compassion. Patience helps us to give each other space to discover and develop our potential. We learn to live without judgement and reach reconciliation and forgiveness.
In this retreat we nourish the quality of our patience, so that we may live our relationships based on deep insights and deep understanding.

This course is for parents who would like to come with their children. For the children we offer a separate program, see ‚Happiness Training for Children‘ (ages 6-12).

Language: English and German

Sister Song Nghiem


Schwester Song Nghiem

Sister Song Nghiem, Adorment with Parallel, was born in Vietnam. She received her PHD in chemistry from Darmstadt Technical University. She subsequently worked as a chemist in research and in industry. In 2003 Thay appointed her as a lay Dharma Teacher and a year later she was ordained as a nun by Thay. In 2012 she once again received the Dharma teacher lamp, this time as a nun. Her special inter...

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Thay Phap An


Thay Phap An

Bhikshu Thích Chân Pháp Ấn is one of the elder disciples of Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh.

He received a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas in Austin in 1985. At the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), he received a Master of Science (MS) in Chemical Engineering in 1988 and a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics in 1990. He was a Re...

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