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61st London Film Festival Day 10.ii

My second film of the day was in some ways rather a disappointment. A documentary about a Zen Buddhist community in the South of France, Plum Village, known now because of its “mindfulness” programme and the philosophy of its leader… 229 more words


Hatred and fear blind us,

We no longer see each other,

We only see the faces of monsters and

that gives us the courage

to destroy each other… 259 more words


Restless legs don't have to stop you meditating

Anyone who has tried to meditate with restless legs will tell you how aggravating it can be. That uncontrollable compulsion to move your legs is incredibly frustrating and difficult to describe. 846 more words


Rediscovering 'eating'

Recently, I got interested in mindfulness. As per Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hahn, ‘To be mindful of something is to recognize that something is there in the present moment. 427 more words


Present Moment

Our true home is in the present moment. To live in the present moment is a miracle.  The miracle is not to walk on water. The miracle is to walk on the green earth in the present moment, to appreciate the peace and beauty available right now ~

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Monday Modivation Quote - Fear of Unknown Suffering

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.

-Thich Nhat Hahn…

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What Now? (part 2)

In my last post, written in the week immediately following Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, I suggested two practices that might be of value during the troubling times to come – be more continuously mindful, and become more effectively engaged.   1,304 more words