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Up, up, up.....and down. But not out!

“You can’t calm the storm, so stop trying. What you can do is calm yourself. The storm will pass.” ~Timber Hawkeye

My first week on the… 544 more words


Please Call Me By My True Names

The poem “Please Call Me By My True Names” by Thich Nhat Hahn is a beautiful poem that was very hard for me to thoroughly understand.  

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May we speak of the Divine?

I would like to say something about the Divine, God, The Ultimate Dimension, The Tao, The Life Force, call it what you will, to me they are one, but the trouble is I don’t really know what I am talking about or what I mean by any of those words. 965 more words


Practising Listening with Empathy, by Thich Nhat Hanh

Yesterday, Sister True Virtue talked a little bit about the fourth precept concerning speaking and listening. This is a very deep practice. Listening is an art, and many people do not have the capacity for it, especially in the case of listening to the suffering of others. 1,030 more words

Buddhist Meditation

raffyayaladvo reblogged this on Zen, Music, and Movement Blog and commented:

Just wanted to share a talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh in 1991. Though he said these words twenty-four years ago, they resonate with me very well - perhaps because I only recently had a rather unpleasant falling out with some people due largely, I suspect, to a mutual lack of listening ability.

Dealing with Anger in the Buddhist Way.

Anger is a major issue in mood disorders. When you are manic, anger is never far away. Depression and anger often go hand in hand. Addiction disorders can have anger issues. 471 more words


Thomas Merton + Thich Nhat Hahn (1/13/15)

Dear Friend on the journey in, with, and to, the Eternal Now.

I thought you would appreciate this from Thomas Merton:

“The beginning of love is the will to let those we love be perfectly themselves, 73 more words