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After the Election

We are in a time of many stressors – the pandemic and the resulting economic woes, the election, and all the suffering that lives entails anyway. We encourage you to vote. Wear a mask, stand in line, if needed, and breathe. Perhaps you can practice lovingkindness metta meditation for other voters, the politicians and yourself. …

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“Walk with Me” movie screened at SXSW

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch, WALK WITH ME is a cinematic journey into the world of mindfulness and the Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh. Distribution is not yet arranged – perhaps we should start a campaign for “house showings” distribution and have it shown by sanghas all around the world…??

Thich Nhat Hanh and Martin Luther King 1 June 1966

All Life is Interrelated

Dr. King expresses the transcendent and the relational eloquently: “It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied together into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure …

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doing nothing

NPR – “Nothing”

NPR held a contest for people to submit scripts for ads for something wonderful we can’t buy. Here’s the ad for “nothing” – a Buddha’s delight!

Thích Nhất Hạnh

Love

“Through my love for you, I want to express my love for the whole cosmos, the whole of humanity, and all beings. By living with you, I want to learn to love everyone and all species. If I succeed in loving you, I will be able to love everyone and all species on Earth… This is the real message of love.”

― Thich Nhat Hanh, Teachings on Love

One Buddha is not enough….

In order to save our planet Earth, we must have a collective awakening. Individual awakening is not enough. That is why one Buddha is not enough.  – Thich Nhat Hanh Excerpt from One Buddha Is Not Enough: … through evolution, we have also developed a higher capacity of self-awareness, and of recognizing everything for its suchness—as …

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God does not take sides

“Man is not the enemy.  Our enemy is hatred, anger, ignorance, and fear. … God does not take sides.  Jesus, Buddha, Allah – all the great beings speak of compassion and inclusiveness.  We should not believe that we can be peaceful by eliminating the other side.” Thich Nhat Hanh – Calming The Fearful Mind