From Beloved Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

an In-Depth Online Retreat for Healing, Insight, and Transformation

An uplifting online immersion into Thich Nhat Hanh’s life-changing insights and practices of the Buddha

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When You Enroll in Body and Mind Are One, You’ll Receive:

Body and Mind Are One
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Lifetime Access to the Complete Dharma Talks

Seven hours of pinnacle teachings, captured on high-definition video

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Exercises & Meditations

Move from conceptual knowledge to direct experience and inner discovery

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Bonus Teachings to Enrich Your Journey

Enjoy THREE valuable gifts to inspire you and deepen your practice

Dear friend,

In January of 2022, a living Buddha for our times left us: his name was Thich Nhat Hanh.

Nearly three decades ago, when I was in my late 20s, I had the good fortune to attend several retreats with Thich Nhat Hanh and later to spend time with him at his monastery, Plum Village, in the south of France. He was one of the first people I met who transmitted what it feels like to live in the present moment, and I was mesmerized by him and his teaching.

I was rapt by how he walked with an awareness of each step … how he took off his hat and carefully placed it next to the meditation cushion … how he sat in silence until speech was ready to emerge, as if of its own accord … how he invited the sound of the bell and reminded us that with the sound we were being invited to return to our true self. Each of his actions communicated total in-the-moment-ness.

Thich Nhat Hanh described living in such a way as “the art of mindful living,” and the key is to experience what he calls “body and mind as one.”

You probably know in your own experience what it is like for your mind and body to feel like two. I sure do. To me, it feels like there is a voice in my head that is going round and round about something I am not even sure I care about while not feeling much connection to anything else. Body? What body? Just a floating head commenting on life.

Living with “body and mind as one” is what Thich Nhat Hanh modeled and what he taught—a way to be so fully present that our mind and body are harmoniously in sync, graceful flowerings of the present moment.

Thich Nhat Hanh devoted his life to teaching the practices and skills that enable each of us to live with such immediacy and joy, contributing exactly what is needed in the moment. While he may no longer be with us, Sounds True was privileged to capture his unparalleled teachings in this online retreat. Any chance to learn with him is a chance to connect with the living dharma that he shared. Today, I am so grateful this series is available, both as a gift to you and to future generations.

Tami Simon

With love on the journey,

Tami Simon
Founder, Sounds True

“When your body and mind work together as one, you are fully and naturally present in the moment.”

Thich Nhat Hanh

Body and Mind Are One
An Invitation to Come Home to the Miracle That Is Your Life

Have you ever attended a teaching session or dharma talk, not knowing what to expect—and then found yourself so deeply supported, instructed, and illuminated that it changed you forever?

Those of us lucky enough to learn with Thich Nhat Hanh so often say: What a rare and exceptional teacher!

This soft-spoken Zen master radiated a sense of freedom and lovingkindness that is a dharma transmission in itself. Yet his clarity of intellect also stands out in all of his teachings: Thay, as his students called him, had a way of bringing into sharp focus the most subtle revelations of Buddhism—interbeing, emptiness, samadhi, the seeds of store consciousness, and more—all in a way that just “clicks.”

And the practices that he left us are refreshing and unique: simple breathing-based “mantras” that allow us to actually experience many profound concepts immediately and directly, on a felt level.

Begin with Your Embodied Presence

One core insight from Thich Nhat Hanh resonates powerfully in this program:

When your body and mind work together as one, you are fully and naturally present in the moment.

In our hectic modern world, it’s so easy to get caught up racing from one to-do to the next, planning this or worrying about that. We can get completely consumed by thoughts and unconscious habits that numb us to the sheer wonder of being alive—and to the suffering we create for ourselves and those around us.

Like a scientist, the Buddha searched for and identified these sources of unhappiness—and then provided clear instructions for uprooting their causes—to help us return home to our bodies, and to the wonders of life found only in the here and now.

Learn the Life-Changing Practices of the Buddha with Thich Nhat Hanh

In 2012, Sounds True had the rare opportunity to fully record one of his final—and finest—programs, taught here in the Colorado Rocky Mountains.

We then worked with his senior students to build a complete program based on these powerful teaching sessions. The result?

Body and Mind Are One: An Online Training in Mindfulness

Body and Mind Are One

This in-depth program brings you an unparalleled guided immersion with the venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, who practiced, shared, and radiated this wisdom for over eight decades.

In These Inspiring Sessions, You'll Discover …

Return your mind back to your body to enter the realm of being truly alive in each moment
Transform the regrets of the past, fears of the future, and your current struggles into an abiding calm and inner peace
Transcend your notions and concepts—to touch “the ultimate dimension” of happiness and limitless being
Awaken to the illusory nature of the self that causes suffering, and open to a radiant, shared oneness with others and the world
Strengthen your relationships through deep listening and offering your full and loving awareness
Open your heart to coevolve with those you love, those you don’t, and all of humanity

In this course, Thich Nhat Hanh personally instructs you in every step of the Buddha’s key teachings and practices to cease internal conflict, release anxieties and frustrations, and enter the doorways to freedom and joy that are always readily available.

“Through mindfulness and the insights it brings," Thich Nhat Hanh teaches here, "we can recognize the miracle of being alive, and that is the greatest of all miracles.”

The Greatest of All Miracles Awaits You

Much more than a basic introduction to mindfulness and meditation, Body and Mind Are One invites you to learn how to …

Guide yourself back to your body—the doorway to peace, presence, and further growth

Discover the living gifts hidden within the concepts of impermanence, emptiness, co-being, and many other Buddhist teachings

Transmute your fear, anger, and sadness with the light of mindfulness, self-compassion, and deep insight

Nourish the seeds of happiness and liberation within you

Tap into the collective strength of other meditators—the sangha—to amplify your practice across time and space (even via an online program like this one)

Reconnect with those you love (and those you don’t)

Heal the emotional wounds of the past

Experience the wonders and joys of “heaven on earth”—not in an afterlife, but here in this moment … and much more

When You Enroll in Body and Mind Are One, You’ll Receive …

Complete Dharma Talks on Video

Audio Versions of the Entire Program

Two Q&A Video Sessions

Guided Journaling

Other Exercises

Three Valuable Bonus Gifts

What You’ll Learn

Throughout this online training program, you will learn the core concepts, meditations, and daily life practices for experiencing presence, healing, loving connection with others, deep insight into yourself, liberation from suffering, and the discovery of the ultimate realm of peace and wonder, in the here and now.

Open to the Wonders of Life
Through Mindfulness and Concentration,
the Gateways to Direct Insight

Session 1: The Energies of the Buddha
We have the power to connect with the present moment—and to see that everything we are looking for is available to us in the here and now. In this session we first come together with a chant to unify the sangha (the community of practitioners everywhere). Then we learn how mindfulness and concentration bring us insight, the doorway to the wonders of life.
Session Highlights
  • Three energies of the Buddha—mindfulness, concentration, and insight
  • “One in-breath and one out-breath”
  • Guiding the mind out of fear and sorrow … and home to the body

Experience a Reality Beyond Separation, Illusions, and Fear

Session 2: The Insight of Co-Being

One of the greatest insights that arise out of mindfulness practice comes from understanding and then experiencing co-being (or interbeing). In Session 2, we explore this concept and how it provides the ground for many foundational Buddhist concepts such as The Four Noble Truths, The Three Jewels, and karma.

Session Highlights
  • Transcending all notions
  • Death is nothing to fear
  • The Three Jewels—the Buddha, sangha, and dharma

Transform Yourself with Every Step You Take

Session 3: Mindful Walking

Every time you walk can be an opportunity for the energy of peace and mindfulness to penetrate your body. Walking mindfully allows you to touch the miracles available in the present moment. This session explores the practice of walking meditation and other everyday activities as a way to generate the energy of mindfulness.

Session Highlights
  • The miracle of walking on earth
  • Arriving with Every Step—a walking meditation
  • We are all continuations

Heal Your Emotional Wounds
Through Self-Kindness and Awareness

Session 4: Working with Emotions and Mental Formations

This session helps us to shine a light on our emotions and mental formations, so that we can guide and take care of them consciously. We’ll look at how the positive and negative seeds within can be tended to like plants in a garden, and how to work with our feelings and thoughts in a healthy and productive way.

Session Highlights
  • Working with strong emotions
  • Watering the positive seeds within you to bring them to fruition
  • Liberating ourselves from our afflictions

Reconcile and Reconnect with Those You Love
(and Those You Don’t)

Session 5: Mindfulness in Our Relationships

In relationships we gain the opportunity to develop compassion in a meaningful way. Here, we uncover how we’re hurt by our loved ones and how our actions in turn can hurt them. We’ll learn to shine the light of mindfulness on our relationships, to develop the insight of interbeing—experiencing ourselves not as separate, but as connected.

Session Highlights
  • Love without discrimination
  • To love is to be aware
  • Expressing our hurt and pain, to heal and allow our love to grow

Illuminate the False Beliefs and Perceptions That Cause Suffering, to Enter the Kingdom of Wonder and Joy

Session 6: Moving Beyond Our Notions

Through the insight gained from mindfulness practice, we discover that many of our core beliefs may not be what they seem—birth and death, sameness and otherness, even the notion of the “self.” This session helps us to begin perceiving an “ultimate reality” that lies hidden beyond our false notions, and to liberate us from the suffering that those ideas create.

Session Highlights
  • Relative and ultimate truth
  • “The Life of a Flame”—a teaching on “No Coming, No Going”
  • The Diamond Sutra, on getting out of discrimination, fear, and shame

Tend the Garden of Your Heart and Mind
to Germinate Its Many Blessings

Session 7: Watering the Seed of Compassion

Earlier, we learned that we have seeds lying within our store consciousness. When watered, they rise up to the level of consciousness. One of the most powerful seeds of store consciousness is compassion. Through heart-centered listening and loving speech, we germinate and grow it. Here, we learn ways to do this.

Session Highlights
  • The Five Mindfulness Trainings for transforming intolerance, anger, fear, and despair
  • Bringing about peace in the world
  • The practice of deep listening

Nourish Your Mind and Body …
and Continue Your Transformation for a Lifetime

Session 8: Liberation Through Mindfulness

This session first explores The Four Nutriments: how our consumption of physical and mental “food”—what we eat, read, watch, and listen to—strongly influences us. Then we close by taking a deeper look at The Three Doors of Liberation: specific objects of concentration that can ultimately free us from suffering.

Session Highlights
  • The Four Nutriments
  • The Three Doors of Liberation—emptiness, signlessness, and aimlessness
  • Closing teachings and practices

Meet One of the Most Revered Dharma Teachers of Our Time

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh was a Zen master in the Vietnamese tradition, scholar, poet, and peace activist. He was the founder of the Van Hanh Buddhist University in Saigon and taught at Columbia University and the Sorbonne. Thich Nhat Hanh authored more than 60 books, including the national bestseller Living Buddha, Living Christ. He was nominated for the 1967 Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Enroll Now and Receive THREE Classic Bonus Programs

Drops of Emptiness

Drops of Emptiness:

Songs, Chants, and Poetry from Plum Village

Thich Nhat Hanh’s album of sublime bell invitations, chants, and poetry, offered with the brothers and sisters of this cherished monastery. Uplift yourself any time with these musical contemplations rarely heard outside Plum Village. 

(Audio Streaming, an $11.89 value)

The Art of Mindful Living:

How to Bring Love, Compassion, and Inner Peace into Your Daily Life​

A treasury of Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings, featuring a wonderfully calming series of breath-based meditations. Refresh yourself on the go with guided practices for transforming fear, anger, and sorrow through joyful presence. 

(Audio Streaming, a $17.47 value)

Present Moment

The Present Moment:

A Retreat on the Practice of Mindfulness

This favorite 1993 retreat on audio richly complements the Body and Mind Are One program. Over seven hours of insights, teaching stories, poetry, meditations, an exploration of Buddhism’s maps of consciousness, quelling the “hungry ghost” within us, and more. 

(Audio Streaming, a $48.97 value)


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Luminary Praise for Thich Nhat Hanh

“Thich Nhat Hanh shows us the connection between personal, inner peace and peace on earth.”
His Holiness the Dalai Lama
“His ideas for peace, if applied, would build a monument to ecumenism, to world brotherhood, to humanity.”
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
“If there is a candidate for ‘Living Buddha’ on earth today, it is Thich Nhat Hanh.”
Richard Baker-Roshi

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you’re a total beginner or advanced meditator, we believe you’ll enjoy and gain so much from this program. If you’re new to mindfulness, this program is a perfect introduction—but the teachings go much further.

Unlike psychology-based meditation programs that focus mainly on stress reduction, the more comprehensive insights of Buddhism illuminated here target the roots of suffering and lead to exceptionally deep experiences of inner freedom.

First you’ll learn the basics of mindfulness, then learn to awaken further direct insights into what’s been called true liberation or enlightenment.

And if you find that this program isn’t for you, you can return it for any reason. See the Unconditional One-Year Guarantee info below.

Like many Sounds True customers and staff who are well versed in Thay’s teachings, you’ll likely enjoy this program. Why?

  1. Across eight decades, Thich Nhat Hanh evolved and refined his explanations and practices—and this, one of his last and best public retreats, conveys that lived wisdom.
  2. Thich Nhat Hanh’s presence and energy grew both subtler and more inspiring over time. The beautiful video production of this program reflects our team’s commitment to bringing you the most direct experience of his abilities possible. 

So, if you’ve only experienced Thay’s wisdom in earlier books or audios, you’ll be in for a treat.

Of course, if you’re not satisfied with this program, simply request a refund. See the Unconditional One-Year Guarantee info below.

Likely not. Even before his nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1967, Thich Nhat Hanh committed himself to bringing these practices and insights to those of all religious faiths. Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, and those of many other traditions have benefited from his efforts.

In fact, Thay led many retreats with US veterans of the Vietnam War, to heal the wounds that soldiers and his own fellow villagers both suffered during the conflict.

For Christians in particular, this program explores the strong parallels between Buddhism and biblical teachings: the Holy Spirit and mindfulness, the Kingdom of Heaven and deep presence, and more. Brother Thomas Merton, of note, praised Thay’s lifelong dedication to bridge building.


Absolutely! You can explore this online retreat risk-free for an entire year. If it fails to meet your expectations for any reason, simply contact Sounds True’s customer service for a full refund (contact us at 800-333-9185 or  

Sounds True was founded in 1985 by Tami Simon with a clear mission: to disseminate spiritual wisdom. We partner with the leading spiritual teachers on the planet to make their teachings accessible through books, audio programs, online learning experiences, and in-person events.

At Sounds True, we have created the world’s largest living library of transformational teachings that support and accelerate spiritual awakening and personal transformation. We make this living library available on multiple media platforms and in multiple languages for people of today and for future generations.

We provide a trustworthy and safe online home for spiritual explorers, where you can show up with authenticity and meet others on the path. We warmly welcome beginners while remaining true to the depth and challenges of the spiritual journey, as we create shifts in consciousness that unlock our greatest human capacities to love and serve.

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Presence FAQ

Can I participate in an Inquiry discussion group?

The Diamond Approach is offering live, online Inquiry groups to accompany this course at a discounted rate — $100 for eight, 90-minute sessions, where you’ll take turns with other students working one-on-one with an expert teacher. This is completely optional and available after purchasing Presence.


How do I purchase Presence: Venture into the Heart of Enlightenment?

You can purchase it here.


How do I access Presence: Venture into the Heart of Enlightenment after I have purchased it?

To access your course, you will need to:

  • Log in to your Sounds True account
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  • Click on “go to course”


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To access Realization Unfolds: A Conversation between A.H. Almaas and Adyashanti, you will need to:

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I already have the bonus in my library. Can I substitute it for something else?

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The course videos are prerecorded. Videos noted as “Live” are live.


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