Category Archives: prayer

The Mystery of Being Here

May you awaken to the mystery of being here And enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses. May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon. May … Continue reading

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Only One Drop Needed

“Verses of Consecration” from “Chanting of the Heart” by Thich Nhat Hanh This water’s shape is round or square according to the container that holds it. In the spring warmth, it is liquid; in the winter cold, it is solid. … 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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The Five Awarenesses

Excerpt from “Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through the Storm” by Thich Nhat Hanh Students of the Buddha are aware that life is one and that happiness is not an individual matter. By living and practicing awareness, we bring peace … Continue reading

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In beauty may I walk…

This prayer is part of a nine-day Navajo ritual called the “Night Chant”.  Reposted from Wildmind.Org –  Blog link and Full Chant Text Link In beauty may I walk. All day long may I walk. Through the returning seasons may … 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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Bowing In Gratitude

The Five Earth Touchings, excerpt  from “Happiness” by Thich Nhat Hanh In gratitude, I bow to all generations of ancestors in my blood family. I see my mother and father, whose blood, flesh, and vitality are circulating in my own … Continue reading

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Touching the Earth

 ~ from “A Pebble for Your Pocket”, page 44 by Thich Nhat Hanh. In Plum Village we do a practice called “Touching the Earth” every day. It helps us in many ways. You too could be helped by doing this … Continue reading

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May All Be Well

May I be well, happy, and peaceful. May my teachers be well, happy, and peaceful. May my parents be well, happy, and peaceful. May my relatives be well, happy, and peaceful. May my friends be well, happy, and peaceful. May … Continue reading

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Sending Love Outward

An Excerpt from The Energy of Prayer: How to Deepen Your Practice by Thich Nhat Hanh The other evening when I was practicing sitting meditation, I sent my energy to Sister Dam Nguyen, a nun who was very ill, in … Continue reading

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