Category Archives: deep listening

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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Winter of Listening

Excerpt from from On Being Blog “A New Life I Must Call My Own” by Parker J. Palmer The Winter of Listening by David Whyte No one but me by the fire, my hands burning red in the palms while the night … 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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Five Kinds of Voices

Excerpt from “For a Future to Be Possible: Commentaries on the Five Wonderful Precepts”  by Thich Nhat Hanh Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva is a person who has learned the art of listening and speaking deeply in order to help people let go … Continue reading

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Conversation is a Source of Nourishment

Excerpt from THE ART OF COMMUNICATING by Thich Nhat Hanh Essential Food Nothing can survive without food. Everything we consume acts either to heal us or to poison us. We tend to think of nourishment only as what we eat … Continue reading

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Invoking Avalokiteshvara

from “Chanting from the Heart”, Buddhist Ceremonies and Daily Practices by Thich Nhat Hanh and the monks and nuns of Plum Village We invoke your name, Avalokiteshvara.  We aspire to learn your way of listening in order to help relieve … Continue reading

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