Category Archives: love

I Can Say

A poem for Thay by Dr. Larry Ward What can I say about my beloved teacher? I can say the soft whisper of his voice in the dark night of confusion, fear and violence calls us home to our true self. … Continue reading

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Sangha Body

Excerpt from Mindfulness Bell post based on a Dharma talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh at Plum Village in September 1996 We all need love. Without enough love, we may not be able to survive, as individuals and as a planet. … 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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Beyond Environment

“Not to cut the tree, not to pollute the water, that is not enough. I think all activists have to adopt a spiritual practice in order to help them suffer less, to nourish the happiness in them, and to handle … Continue reading

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You and Your Object of Love Cannot Be Two

Excerpt from “Teachings on Love” by Thich Nhat Hanh and posted on “Clouds Flowing Free Sangha“ Ask with your whole body and mind… Ask the person who causes you the most suffering these questions: “Who are you who brings me … Continue reading

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Realize You are the Earth

By Thich Nhat Hanh on Tuesday October 27th, 2015 By seeing the Earth inside of us we can touch the Ultimate Dimension The Earth will be safe when we feel safe in ourselves. – Thich Nhat Hanh “You carry Mother … Continue reading

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All We Need is Love

“Falling in Love with the Earth” by Thich Nhat Hanh This beautiful, bounteous, life-giving planet we call Earth has given birth to each one of us, and each one of us carries the Earth within every cell of our body. … 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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Buddhism in a Nutshell

From Thich Nhat Hanh’s 4 Brahma Vihara posted on “Buddhism in a Nutshell“ Thich Nhat Hanh’s 4 Brahma Vihara LOVE (Sanskrit: MAITRI; Pali: METTA) The first aspect of true love is maitri, the intention and capacity to offer joy and … Continue reading

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