Category Archives: meditation

Working with Chaos

Edited excerpt from Lions Roar post “Three methods for Working with Chaos” by Pema Chodron.  When we feel squeezed, there’s a tendency for mind to become small. We feel miserable, like a victim, like a pathetic, hopeless case. Yet believe … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Practice

Edited excerpt from “Breathe, You are Alive!” by Thich Nhat Hanh Here are seven different ways to focus on putting the Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing into practice: • Following the Breath in Daily Life • Awareness of … Continue reading

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Remembering Aspect of Mindfulness

Excerpt from Mind Relations post “Remembering: The Forgotten Aspect of Mindfulness” by Hans Reihling, PhD “You do want to succeed, but you need a balanced attitude toward failure and success so that you can learn from them. Nobody’s keeping score or … Continue reading

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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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