Category Archives: meditation

No Subject, No Object

Excerpt from “The Miracle of Mindfulness” by Thich Nhat Hanh In the Sutra of Mindfulness, Buddha always uses the phrasing “mindfulness of feeling in feeling, mindfulness of mind in mind.” Some have said that the Buddha used this phrasing in order to … Continue reading

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The Silence that Heals and Nourishes Us

Excerpt from “The Practice of Mindfulness” by Thich Nhat Hanh posted by Lions Roar Mindfulness practice should be enjoyable, not work or effort. Do you have to make an effort to breath in? You don’t need to make an effort. … Continue reading

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Wonderful Moment

From The Plum Village Chanting & Recitation Book, Compiled by the Thich Nhat Hanh and Monks and Nuns of Plum Village Breathing in, I calm my body. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment, I know this is … Continue reading

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Metta means Loving Kindness

Excerpt from “Happiness” by Thich Nhat Hanh This is a love meditation adapted from the Visuddhimagga (The Path of Purification) by Buddhaghosa, a fifth-century C.E. systematization of the Buddha’s teachings. May I be peaceful, happy, and light in body and … Continue reading

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Inner Smile :)

Excerpt from post “Smile Into Your Organs” by Carole Fogarty Smile into your organs and dissolve negative emotions: In case you don’t know Chinese medicine believes there is a connection between your organs and emotions.    By simply giving your … Continue reading

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Meeting Our Edge

Excerpt from “5 Reasons to Meditate” by Pema Chodron Life is never predictable. You can say, “Oh, I like the unpredictability,” but that’s usually true only up to a certain point, as long as the unpredictability is somewhat fun and … Continue reading

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Old Escapes into the New

At start of spring I open a trench in the ground. I put into it the winter’s accumulation of paper, pages I do not want to read again, useless words, fragments, errors. And I put into it the contents of … Continue reading

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