Making Connections Team


Ban Nối Kết

Karen Nguyễn – Houston, TX My favorite quote:  No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Thanh Vân Nguyễn – Oklahoma City, OK My favorite quote:  Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of these things and still be calm in your heart. How I find peace when life gets hectic:  listening to my favorite Dharma teaching on cds, taking a walk, or shutting down and catching up on my sleep

Thầy Nhật Châu – Lawrenceville, GA My favorite quote:  We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.  
Phương Thảo Huỳnh – Austin, TX My favorite quote:  The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.   My interests/hobbies:  spending time with families, yoga, reading, hiking, volunteering, cooking, and just chilling.  
Nickie Vi Trần – Houston, TX My favorite quote:  To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life. My interests/hobbies:  bikram yoga, listening to audio-books, and outdoor hiking
Nhi Phạm – Houston, TX My favorite quote:  Happiness never decreases by being shared. My interests/hobbies: travelling, taking pictures, cooking, and doing crafts  
Hoàng Vân Nguyễn – Westland, MI My favorite quote:  Listen to everyone and learn from everyone, because nobody knows everything and everyone knows something. (Cách hay nhất trong cuộc sống là hãy lắng nghe mọi người và học nơi mọi người, vì không ai là biết tất cả và mỗi người biết một điều gì đó.)
Tami Phan – Houston, TX My favorite quote:  Kindness makes you the most beautiful person in the world.  No matter what you look like. I am a yoga enthusiast.  I love to laugh and smile.  I try to embrace each present moment to truly LIVE, LOVE, and GIVE.
Gary McMillen – New Orleans, LA My philosophy on life:  An empty mind is better than a full briefcase. What I enjoy doing:  teaching ESL, teaching a citizenship class, teaching tai chi, Couch Surfing, morning meditation, volunteering in reading curriculum for grade school children, playing golf and celebrating randomness
Phượng Đoàn – Baton Rouge, LA
My favorite quote:  “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson My practice is to live a joyful life without regrets by practicing loving-kindness, traveling, volunteering, gardening, reading, and napping.   
Tess Garon – Baton Rouge, LA
My favorite quote:  “If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient.  It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.” — A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh My interests/hobbies:  music, visiting old/historical places, hiking, reading