Category Archives: anger

We Are the Beaters; We Are the Beaten

By THICH NHAT HANH – APRIL 15, 1991 – Los Angeles Times https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1991-04-15-me-32-story.html People everywhere on the planet have seen the image of the Los Angeles policemen beating the young driver. The moment I first saw it, I saw myself … Continue reading

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Cooking Our Potatoes

Excerpt from “Peace is Every Step” by Thich Nhat Hanh Anger is rooted in our lack of understanding of ourselves and of the causes, deep-seated as well as immediate, that brought about this unpleasant state of affairs. Thanks to the … Continue reading

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Transforming Feelings

Excerpt from “How to Deal with Negative Emotions in 5 Mindful Steps” by Gavril Nikolaev Step #1 Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us that the first step in dealing with negative emotions is to recognize them. Anticipate the tide by observing … Continue reading

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Anger is like a Blazing Flame

Excerpt from Human Kindness Foundation post “Discovering the True Nature of Your Anger” by Thich Nhat Hanh Anger is like a blazing flame that burns up our self-control and causes us to say and do things that we regret later. … Continue reading

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Restoring Peace and Safety

Excerpt from Mindfulness Bell article “Restoring Peace and Safety: Paths to Community Justice” by Cheri Maples A real danger about the popularity of mindfulness is misunderstanding what it is. It isn’t just a relaxation tool and it isn’t just a medical model. … Continue reading

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Compassionate Activism

Excerpt from Buddhistdoor Global (BDG) post on 12-29-2017 Sister Chan Khong, the eldest monastic member of the Plum Village community established by the influential Zen Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and one of his closest collaborators and students, has written … Continue reading

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Peace Is Every Step

—Excerpt from “Peace is Every Step” by Thich Nhat Hanh, “The roots of war are in the way we live our daily lives–the way we develop our industries, build up our society, and consume goods. We have to look deeply into the … Continue reading

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Peace work means, first of all, being peace.

Excerpt from “Being Peace” by Thich Nhat Hanh Meditation is to see deeply into things, to see how we can change, how we can transform our situation. To transform our situation is also to transform our minds. To transform our … Continue reading

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Transform Our Fears First

Excerpt from Mindfulness and Meditation  post To Make Reconciliation Possible by Thich Nhat Hanh  All of us have heard about the event in Newtown. A young man went to a school and killed a lot of children and teachers. After the event, … Continue reading

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For or Against?

Excerpt from THE BHIKKHU AND THE BUTTERFLY:  A Conversation between  AJAHN PASANNO and JULIA BUTTERFLY HILL – Full Interview JBH: My whole approach to the people I meet is to communicate the language of love, so I make it a point not to … Continue reading

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