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Cultivating Boundless Love

Excerpt from Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center post “Cultivating Boundless Love”  by Senior Teacher Mitchell Ratner Dear Friends, The words metta (Pali) and maitri (Sanskrit) point to an all-encompassing and liberating form of love celebrated by the Buddha. Nyanaponika Thera explains in The Four Sublime States that … Continue reading

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In Praise of Mother Earth

Poem by Thich Nhat Hanh in honor of Earth Day Homage to you Refreshing Earth Bodhisattva Mother of this world with its many species. We want to turn to you with respect, Beautiful green planet in the midst of the … 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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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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We are All Mothers

Excerpt from “Living Buddha, Living Christ”  by Thich Nhat Hanh The Buddha said that his Dharma body is more important than his physical body. He meant that we have to practice the Dharma in order to make nirvana available here and now. The … Continue reading

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True Love

Aware of the suffering caused by sexual misconduct, I am committed to cultivating responsibility and learning ways to protect the safety and integrity of individuals, couples, families, and society. Cultivating loving kindness, compassion, joy and inclusiveness – are the four … Continue reading

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