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Good Morning, Inle Lake

Still quite dak, I was awakened this morning by two competing prayers. As I lay in bed in a room that is basically floating on a lake, not too far off in the direction of my right hand there was the persistent call of a rooster declaring (much too early, mind you) his praise of imminent dawn. 168 more words


Happy Holydays!

One of my inspirations is the late Boston teacher Howard Thurman (1899-1981),  a great thinker, educator, and peace-activist—Dr. ML King’s mentor– he taught me how important this attitude is for each of us personally and for the well being …of our world. 175 more words

Lama Surya Das

Thay - Nine Prayers

Thich Nhat Hanh wrote the introduction to a booklet by Thomas Merton “Contemplative Prayer”. Thay mentions the following Buddhist “9 Prayers” which I find very timely for my practice at present. Please enjoy these prayers:

Thich Nhat Hanh

Day 4 of Detox

Today was a bit of a rough day.  I woke up with a raging migraine that just didn’t go away all day.  I was crampy from it being that time of the month (sorry if that’s TMI), so I felt bloated and tired.   420 more words

Daily Prayer for finding your purpose in life

This is a prayer I repeat daily. I took pieces of some of my favorite Native American and Buddhist prayer sentiments and combined them with the universal law of attraction principles to create a simple prayer that resonates deeply with me. 101 more words


An American Lama's Thoughts on Prayer

Happy holydays! May every day be a good one, just being alive as the sun dawns.

Every morning I wake and take a moment to appreciate the lovely view from my bedroom window. 971 more words

Lama Surya Das

Prayer Inspired by Shantideva Prayer

This pastoral prayer is adapted from prayers of Shantideva, an 8th century Buddhist monk and major source of inspiration to the Dalai Lama, who references the original prayer often. 229 more words

Unitarian Universalism