Welcome. This week is a remembrance of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who died at Tu Hieu Temple, Vietnam, at 00:00 hrs, 22nd January, aged 95. 

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2.0) Thich Nhat Hanh: Quotes on Gratitude, Love, Self-Love and Hope – Presented by Susanne Swanwick


“Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos — the trees, the clouds, everything.”

“When we live in the spirit of gratitude, there will be much happiness in our life. The one who is grateful is the one who has much happiness while the one who is ungrateful will not be able to have happiness.”

“The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth.”

“Learn t love, enjoy and embrace what you have in the here and now. That’s all you really need to be happy.”

“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.”
“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.”
“Waking up this morning, I smile. Twenty-four brand new hours are before me. I vow to live fully in each moment and to look at all beings with eyes of compassion.”
“Life is available only in the present moment.”

“I promise myself that I will enjoy every minute of the day that is given me to live.”

“Breathing in, I am aware of my heart. Breathing out, I smile to my heart and know that my heart still functions normally. I feel grateful for my heart.”


“You must love in such a way that the person you love feels free.”
“To be loved means to be recognized as existing.”
“When you love someone, you have to offer that person the best you have. The best thing we can offer another person is our true presence.”

“In true love, there is no pride.”

“The roots of a lasting relationship are mindfulness, deep listening, and loving speech, and a strong community to support you.”

“Love is the capacity to take care, to protect, to nourish.”

“If our love is only a will to possess, it is not love.”

“If you do not know how to take care of yourself, and the violence in you, then you will not be able to take care of others.”

“In true love, you attain freedom.”

“A true partner or friend is one who encourages you to look deep inside yourself for the beauty and love you’ve been seeking.”


“Are you sure that you even know yourself? Every person is a world to explore.”

“Every one of us is trying to find our true home. Some of us are still searching. Our true home is inside, but it’s also in our loved ones around us.”

“When we learn to love and understand ourselves and have true compassion for ourselves, then we can truly love and understand another person.”

“As grown-ups, we can remind young people that they’re already beautiful as they are; they don’t have to be someone else.”

“The more you understand, the more you love; the more you love, the more you understand.”
“Be a friend to yourself. If you are a true friend to yourself, you can be a true friend to a loved one.”

“When we ourselves can’t generate the energy to take care of ourselves, we think we need the energy of someone else.”

“When we feed and support our own happiness, we are nourishing our ability to love. That’s why to love means to learn the art of nourishing our happiness.”

“The more you cultivate joy, the more joy you will feel and be able to share.”


“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” 

“Resilient trees can weather a violent storm because their roots are deep and firm.”

“Because you are alive, everything is possible.”

“The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.”

“We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.”

“Smile, breathe, and go slowly.”

“Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.”

“When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”


2.0) A Meditation on Gratitude and Joy – Presented by Andrew Scully

Gratitude and Joy – A Meditation Practise