Buddhist monk, peace activist, author on meditation and mindfulness
The Walled Garden is a podcast and community of independent philosophers and seekers who are dedicated to the pursuit of truth, wisdom, virtue, and the divine. Led by Australian poet, philosopher, and musician Simon Drew, American philosopher, author, and speaker Sharon Lebell, and British philosopher and researcher Kai Whiting, The Walled Garden hosts regular live events and meetups with fascinating philosophers, theologians, artists, leaders, and seekers who can teach us all about how to live a flourishing existence. Visit The Walled Garden: thewalledgarden.com Join our free Discord Chat: https://discord.gg/5TAUzfdCe8 Get one-on-one mentoring with our philosophers: https://thewalledgarden.com/mentors Register for Upcoming Events: https://thewalledgarden.com/events Shop at The Walled Garden: https://thewalledgarden.store/ About Our Guest: Dr. Ranjini George holds a PhD in English Literature from Northern Illinois University, USA, an MA in English Literature from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, Canada. More recently, she won the first place in Canada's inaugural Coffee Shop Author Contest for her travel memoir, a work-in-progress, Miracle of Flowers: In the Footsteps of an Emperor, a Goddess, a Story and a Tiffin-Stall. She was an Associate Professor of English at Zayed University, Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates. She currently teaches Stoicism, Mindfulness and Creative Writing at SCS, University of Toronto, classes such as Stoicism and the Good Life, Dear Diary: Marcus Aurelius, Anne Frank and Thich Nhat Hanh, Mindfulness, Stoicism and Writing for Discipline and Productivity, and Meditation and Writing. In 2019, she received the SCS, University of Toronto Excellence in Teaching award. Her book, Through My Mother's Window: Emirati Women Tell their Stories and Recipes, was published in Dubai in December 2016. About Simon Drew: Simon is a poem-writing, multi-instrument-playing, mountain-climbing philosopher. Known by Sharon as an “intrepid soul traveller,” he uses his art to explore deep questions about the nature of the divine and the path to personal Alignment. Simon is most widely known for his work on The Practical Stoic Podcast (now The Walled Garden). Simon's book, The Poet & The Sage, was released in 2021. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Der Buddha lehrte, dass es einen Ort gibt, an dem wir sicher und geborgen sind und zu dem wir jederzeit zurückkehren können, wo immer wir uns befinden und wann immer wir wollen. Entnommen aus: Thich Nhat Hanh "Friede mit jedem Atemzug. Ein Übungsbuch", aus dem amerikanischen Englisch von Astrid Ogbeiwi, Goldmann Verlag, München 2012
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For this week's episode, I had the deep honor and privilege to interview Marc J. Francis, an extremely mindful human being, documentary director, producer, and cinematographer who has won worldwide critical acclaim for his films.As a storyteller and seeker of wisdom Marc shines a light on the human condition by exploring the extraordinary stories of marginalized characters and unsung heroes in his signature immersive and intimate style. His most recent film 'Walk With Me' about Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch as narrator, launched at the SXSW Film Festival and was a global box office hit before being released on Netflix and Amazon. Its sister project ‘Walk With Me In Sound' is a meditative audio experience, due for release in 2021 by Penguin Random House and Sounds True. His current directorial work includes a documentary featuring Elizabeth Gilbert (Author: ‘Eat, Pray, Love') and her former Syrian-American partner Rayya Elias - who passed away after being diagnosed with inoperable cancer. Capturing Rayya's final months with those closest to her, the film will be a profound insight into what it means to grieve and to live life fully. Marc's early directorial work includes 'Black Gold'; described as “riveting and draw-dropping” (LA Times), it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival winning worldwide critical acclaim, and went on to be released in over twenty countries around the world. Black Gold, which follows the campaigning efforts of an Ethiopian coffee union leader, is credited with propelling the Fair Trade movement. Marc followed up with ‘When China Met Africa,' - a multi-broadcast project with the BBC, Arte France, and the Sundance Institute.As an Executive Producer and story consultant for filmmakers and production companies, Marc has established relationships with leading broadcast and distribution organizations worldwide, including the BBC and The Guardian, and helped others shape and tell their own stories. He is also the co-founder and creative director of his own production company - Speakit.During our conversation, the energy of mindfulness and presence was powerful, and the wisdom that Marc shared with us about, faith in spite of fear, trusting yourself, following the call of your soul, and living a life of true fulfillment vs. empty success, is a needed conversation that the world needs these days more than ever before.If you want to learn more about Marc, follow and visit his social media:- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marcjfrancis- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marcjfrancis/- Webpage: https://www.marcjfrancis.com/Visit https://delaflorteachings.com/faith to receive the “21 Days of Faith in Action Course” as our gift to you.
I stumbled upon the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh in 2005, at a time in life when I was struggling to hold together my own social activism and spiritual practices. It is a custom to offer reflections of gratitude for a Buddhist teacher on the 100-day commemoration of their death. May 1 marked this continuation for the Most Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh, and this is my belated offering of gratitude.
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Our first guest of Season 3! Kristin Collier has 20 years of experience working in the behavior science field and teaching nonviolent communication. Her book Housewife got international attention and won four awards including a Nautilus (silver), awarded in the past to Barbara Kingsolver, Thich Nhat Hanh, and the Dalai Lama. She teaches a new course called Core Alignment with Joy that AJ has already taken and gives a million star rating! Kristin experienced an awakening and healing three years ago that presented in the form of a crisis where her body completely gave out on her. She saw various healing practitioners and health professionals who diagnosed her with a variety of ailments, but ultimately she was able to find help through the work of Dr. Joe Dispenza and Dr. John Sarno. The things she learned helped her to heal herself and she now pairs those wholeness and health practices with nonviolent communication techniques in order to help others learn to reframe thought patterns and make empowered choices in order to feel better and find joy in their day to day lives. Other things we discuss in this episode: Learning how to allow your body to experience uncomfortable emotions without adding our own narratives to it. When it comes to intersectionality, how do we hold space for lived experiences and acknowledge the differences? Additionally, what are we actually doing with that individually and as a community or collective? Activities of daily living as a way to practice observing your thought patterns and feelings. We use Alex as a case study! Find Kristin's Core Alignment with Joy course here. Learn more about Kristin here: CollierConnections.com Find For Thought's Sake on Instagram: @forthoughtssake
El tercer libro de nuestro bloque Campanas de Conciencia es “ Silencio - El poder de la quietud en un mundo ruidoso”. En este libro Thich Nhat Hanh busca enseñarnos que el ruido no solo viene del exterior, a veces proviene de nuestro propio interior. Desarrolla una conciencia plena al hacer una pausa no solo en tu mente y tus pensamientos si no en tu cuerpo, tu hogar, para lograr la experiencia del silencio y ver a la respiración como eje para encontrar esa quietud y equilibrio contigo mismo. Nuestra página web: https://www.coachingqueretaro.com.mx/ Nuestro WhatsApp: https://bit.ly/3mmO8GU
Give a knowing smile to everything today, a 'hey' to everyone because you recognize your Friend there.Every pair of eyes are God's. Use yours to see past humanhood to the Christ. I Love you, Nik email@example.comBonus episodes every week:▶▶https://www.patreon.com/goodmorningsGo(o)d Mornings merch:▶▶https://www.patreon.com/goodmornings_______________________Today's Quotes: "Dear you,You who always haveso many things to doso many places to beyour mind spinning likefan blades at high speedeach moment always a blurbecause you're never still.I know you're tired.I also know it's not your fault.The constant brain-buzz is likea swarm of bees threateningto sting if you close your eyes.You've forgotten something again.You need to prepare for that or else.You should have done that differently.What if you closed your eyes?Would the world fallapart without you?Or would your mindbecome the open skyflock of thoughtsflying across the sunriseas you just watched and smiled."- by Kaveri Patel via Daily Meditation"Life is found only in the present moment. I think we should have a holiday to celebrate this fact. We have holidays for so many important occasions - Christmas, New Year's, Mother's Day, Father's Day, even Earth Day - why not celebrate a day when we can live happily in the present moment all day long? I would like to declare today ”Today's Day”, a day dedicated to touching the Earth, touching the sky, touching the trees, and touching the Peace that is available in the present moment.- Thich Nhat Hanh, in ”Essential Writings”"Behind the scenes, we see, the Great One, appearing as everyone!'-Joel Goldsmith "I have been saying 'hey' lately too, to God.Formalities just weren't working."-Rumi “I see the Lord in His universe, viewing a beautiful tree, my heart is moved and whispers: ‘He is there!' I bow to adore Him. Doesn't He permeate every atom of the earth? Could our planet exist at all except by the cohesive power of God? A true devotee, she sees Him in all persons, in all things; each rock becomes an altar.”-Yogananda "Hey God." -Bon Jovi SONG: "I Love you Lord, Today"Support the show
La comprensión es el proceso de mirar profundamente. La meditación significa mirar profundamente las cosas, tocar las cosas profundamente. Una ola tiene que darse cuenta de que hay otras olas a su alrededor. Cada ola tiene su propio sufrimiento. No eres la única persona que sufre. Tus hermanas y tus hermanos también sufren. En el momento en que ves el sufrimiento en ellos, dejas de culparlos y detienes el sufrimiento en ti. Si sufres y crees que tu sufrimiento es creado por las personas que te rodean, tienes que mirar de nuevo. La mayor parte de tu sufrimiento proviene de la falta de comprensión de ti mismo y de los demás. -Thich Nhat Hanh
To our waiting list of people and everyone, we are honored to share a sample of the new audiobook of Brain Dance: My Journey with Invisible Illness, Second Chances, and the Wonders of Applied Neuroscience. The audiobook is now sold on Audible through Amazon but will soon be available to listeners around the globe through 50 retail channels, library platforms, and music streaming services. Brain Dance is a medical memoir, an Amazon number one bestseller, and winner of multiple awards including "No. 1 Best Nonfiction Book of the Year" and "No. 1 Best True Drama." Since publication in May 2021, it's available in both print and Ebook formats. People describe Brain Dance as a book on "neuroscience that reads like a novel — one that's hard to put down." It's for anyone who loves learning about the brain, has had even a bump on the head, or has felt totally lost in life, for any reason, and needs to start over. #brainfog #longCOVID Narrated by the author, Diane Wilson shares her journey through random and sometimes humorous events of having an invisible illness, how her brain kept this injury even from herself, the loss of focus and sense of self, an obsession with day trading retirement funds, and the alternative therapies that helped heal her brain. These include a retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh, acupuncture, learning to sing, and, most centrally, neurofeedback. Brain Dance is candid, intimate, and always a gentle teacher. You will laugh, cry, and learn your way through Diane's often-stumbling journey from moderate concussion to now working at the forefront of applied neuroscience. She will challenge everything you know about the brain, what it can mean to be injured and how to help yourself become all you were meant to be. Drawing from deep threads of wisdom from her family of origin, Buddhism, music, and science, she advocates on behalf of brain health awareness for making the world a better place. For more review comments see BrainDanceBook.com Photo Credit: Andrea Piacquadio --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/diane-g-wilson/message
Story 19 from 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' by Ian McCrorie. I am waiting for Thich Nhat Hanh to write a follow-up book, How to Listen, to address the proliferation of PMPs (personal music players). Many young people walk everywhere, earbudded to all the music ever created, oblivious to the sounds around them and within them. They drown out... narrated by Ian McCrorie 2022 3 minutes 59 seconds Listen to Streaming Audio Your browser does not support the audio element. Download Audio (2.4MB) Audio copyright, 2022 Pariyatti 'A Lifetime Doing Nothing' as a book and eBook can be found at https://store.pariyatti.org/a-lifetime-doing-nothing. More by Ian McCrorie. View more books and audio resources available in the Pariyatti bookstore.
We at Tree Speech and Alight Theater Guild are incredibly grateful to Stephanie Kaza for joining us today. Dr. Stephanie Kaza is Professor Emerita of Environmental Studies at the University of Vermont and former Director of the UVM Environmental Program. She co-founded the Environmental Council at UVM and served as faculty director for the Sustainability Faculty Fellows program. In 2011 Dr. Kaza received the UVM George V. Kidder Outstanding Faculty Award for excellence in teaching. Kaza received a prestigious Religion and Science course award from the Templeton Foundation for her course on Buddhism and Ecology. She lectures widely on topics of Buddhism and the environment. Kaza is a long-time practitioner of Soto Zen Buddhism, with training at Green Gulch Zen Center, California, and further study with Thich Nhat Hanh, Joanna Macy, and John Daido Loori. She was lay ordained by Kobun Chino Ottogawa in the late 1980s and applied her understanding of Buddhism as a member of the International Christian-Buddhist Theological Encounter group. She is the author of the books A WILD LOVE FOR THE WORLD, GREEN BUDDHISM: PRACTICE AND COMPASSIONATE ACTON IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, CONVERSATIONS WITH TREES, MINDFULLY GREEN: A PERSONAL AND SPIRITUAL GUIDE TO WHOLE EARTH THINKING, and others. Also much gratitude and endless love to our mothers, Miriam Robinson, Anne-Marie Roach and Jackie Vandenberg for sharing their sapling stories, and for everything. If you've enjoyed this episode, please like us on social media, and rate and review us on apple podcasts. Every kind word helps. To learn more about the episode see our show notes and visit us at treespeechpodcast.com, and on instagram @ treespeechpodcast. Tree Speech's host, Dori Robinson, is a director, playwright, dramaturg, and educator who seeks and develops projects that explore social consciousness, personal heritage, and the difference one individual can have on their own community. Some of her great loves include teaching, the Oxford comma, intersectional feminism, and traveling. With a Masters degree from NYU's Educational Theatre program, she continues to share her love of Shakespeare, new play development, political theatre, and gender in performance. Dori's original plays have been produced in New York, Chicago, and Boston. More information at https://www.dorirobinson.com This week's episode was written and recorded in Massachusetts on the native lands of the Wabanaki Confederacy, Pennacook, Massachusett, and Pawtucket people, in New York on the land of the Lenapee tribes, as well as the lands of the Confederate Tribes of the Siletz Indians, and the Grand Ronde Cowlitz. Logo design by Mill Riot. Special thanks to the Western Avenue Lofts and Studios for all their support. Tree Speech is produced and co-written by Jonathan Zautner with Alight Theater Guild. The mission of the guild is to advance compelling theatrical endeavors that showcase the diversity of our ever-changing world in order to build strong artists whose work creates empathy, challenges the status quo and unites communities. For more information about our work and programs, please visit www.alighttheater.org. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/treespeech/message
This week I thought it would be great to share with you two lengthier quotes from Thich Nhat Hanh's Living Buddha, Living Christ. TNH was good friends with the Catholic monk, Thomas Merton, and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by his friend, MLK Jr. I believe that it is helpful to be inspired by what is good, beautiful, true and loving in someone else's tradition as well as to listen to what people of another faith say about how Christianity is done in the world. - For more, check out John's website: www.johnchaffee.com To sign up for his weekly email: signup.johnchaffee.com For a parent resource: parents.johnchaffee.com To donate: www.johnchaffee.com/donate
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The dharma talk was offered on Sunday, May 1, 2022 during our weekly Day of Mindfulness. Today was particularly special as we recognized that Thay passed away 100-days ago and we also scattered his ashes on Mother Earth. The talk was offered in Vietnamese and this is the English translation by Sr. Kinh Nghiem.
Hello, to you listening in Porto, Portugal!Coming to you from Whidbey Island, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday and your host, Diane Wyzga. My teacher Thich Nhat Hanh taught us to say, “Arrived” as we practiced walking meditation to remind us that with each step we have arrived in the present moment where we can be most free. When we carry our mindfulness over to each task in our day: cutting vegetables, washing dishes, brushing our teeth, focusing on our project, and so on we are becoming our own freedom hero.It takes determination, concentration and sincerity to be become our own freedom hero because no one can do this for you. The present moment of energy belongs to you bringing you freedom from worry, suffering, anxiety, impatience. Practicing present moment awareness is a gradual act of building trust with yourself so that you can continue the practice in moments of doubt or uncertainty.When we invite ourselves into present moment energy we become more compassionate toward ourselves, our shortcomings, our human foibles. We find peace and joy in who we are because we realize we don't have to be perfect, nor does anyone else. We can let that stuff go to become free, fully alive, fully present. What a relief! Guaranteed. You're invited: “Come for the stories - stay for the magic!” Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, and join us next time! Remember to stop by the website, check out the Services, arrange a Discovery Call, and Opt In to stay current with Diane and Quarter Moon Story Arts and on Linked In. [linkedin.com/in/diane-f-wyzga-78403919a]Stories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 to Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts
We know little to nothing about all of what is going on around us at any given moment. It is natural for us to want to make sense of the world, just spend some time with a curious child and you'll see this natural tendency. Our desire for knowledge may take us further from the Eternal Tao, that which cannot be named. Perhaps this is because we begin to divide and categorize and label everything we see. We then create self and other, believing that we are separate.Free month of Waking Up: https://dynamic.wakingup.com/shareOpenAccess/d5251aApple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/another-finger/id1526096210Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5cMYCxrGf3brRjQvj6SBvJ?si=Cle2fGlwQkqXr5GpXsN6XgYouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCQfLN0PW4J8KkFr86y8lifA
When Buddha was accused of sexual relations with a young, beautiful woman named Sundari, and his followers were accused of murdering her, Buddha remained unphased. Buddha merely used it as an opportunity to teach about karma. If only we could remain so calm amidst the storms of life! In this episode, we learn about a practice to help us let go of anger taught by Thich Nhat Hanh. This meditation involves a mindfulness of anger: breathing in, I recognize my own anger; breathing out, I smile at my anger. The Story of Sundari the Wandering Female Ascetic While residing at the Jetavana monastery, the Buddha uttered Verse (306) of this book, with reference to Sundari, a wandering female ascetic. As the number of people revering the Buddha increased, the non-Buddhist ascetics found that the number of their following was dwindling. Therefore, they became very jealous of the Buddha; they were also afraid that things would get worse if they did not do something to damage the reputation of the Buddha. So, they sent for Sundari and said to her, "Sundari, you are a very beautiful and clever young lady. We want you to put Samana Gotama to shame, by making it appear to others that you are having sexual dealings with him. By so doing, his image will be impaired, his following will decrease and many would come to us. Make the best use of your looks and be crafty." Sundari understood what was expected of her. Thus, late in the evening, she went in the direction of the Jetavana monastery. When she was asked where she was going, she answered, "I am going to visit Samana Gotama; I live with him in the Perfumed Chamber of the Jetavana monastery." After saying this, she proceeded to the place of the non-Buddhist ascetics. Early in the morning the next day, she returned home, if anyone asked her from where she had come she would reply, "I have come from the Perfumed Chamber after staying the night with Samana Gotama." She carried on like this for two more days. At the end of three days, those ascetics hired some drunkards to kill Sundari and put her body in a rubbish heap near the Jetavana monastery. The next day, the ascetics spread the news about the disappearance of Paribbajika Sundari. They went to the king to report the matter and their suspicion. The king gave them permission to search where they wished. Finding the body near the Jetavana monastery, they carried it to the palace. Then they said to the king, "O king, the followers of Gotama have killed this Paribbajika and have thrown away her body in the rubbish heap near the Jetavana monastery to cover up the misdeed of their teacher." To them the king replied, "In that case, you may go round the town and proclaim the fact." So they went round the town carrying the dead body of Sundari, shouting, "Look! What the followers of Gotama have done; see how they have tried to cover up the misdeed of Gotama!" The procession then returned to the palace. The bhikkhus living in the Jetavana monastery told the Buddha what those ascetics were (doing to damage his reputation and impair his image. But the Buddha only said, "My sons, you just tell them this," and then spoke in verse as follows: Verse 306: One who tells lies (about others) goes to niraya; one who has done evil and says "I did not do it" also goes to niraya. Both of them being evil-doers, suffer alike (in niraya) in their next existence. The king next ordered his men to further investigate the murder of Sundari. On investigation, they found out that Sundari had died at the hands of some drunkards. So they were brought to the king. When questioned, the drunkards disclosed that they were hired by the ascetics to kill Sundari and put her body near the Jetavana monastery. References and Links Buddha.The Dhammapada. Translated by Gil Fronsdale. (Kindle). Shambala, Boston and London, 2011, pp. 77 (Link) Buddha (1986).The Dhammapada: Verses and Stories. Translated by Daw Mya Tin, M.A. (Website). Edited by Editorial Committee, Burma Tipitaka Association Rangoon. Courtesy .of Nibbana.com. For free distribution only, as a gift of dhamma. https://www.tipitaka.net/tipitaka/dhp/verseload.php?verse=305 Hahn, T.N. Taking care of anger. (YouTube). https://youtu.be/9OvLOna5_1A
El hermano Phap Huu es el abad de la comunidad budista de Plum Village, el centro de práctica fundado por Thich Nhat Hanh en el suroeste de Francia. Nacido en Vietnam, emigró a Canadá cuando era niño. Ingresó al monasterio a los 13 años para convertirse en monje. Hoy está profundamente comprometido con la construcción de una comunidad de paz y respeto. En sus enseñanzas el budismo se expresa como una búsqueda de armonía con la Naturaleza. Es coanfitrión del podcast de Plum Village, THE WAY OUT IS IN. Web: www.radiosemilla.com Telegram: https://t.me/radiosemillapodcast Redes: instagram.com/radiosemillapodcast twitter.com/semilla_radio facebook.com/radiosemillapodcast youtube.com/c/reddeguardianesdesemillas Red de Guardianes de Semillas: www.redsemillas.org instagram.com/red_guardianes_de_semillas/ facebook.com/guardianesdesemillas/ Notas del Episodio Plum Village: https://plumvillage.org/ Documental A Cloud Never Dies: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRObW9noiVk&ab_channel=PlumVillage Libros mencionados de Thich Nhat Hahn: https://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-hanh/key-books/ - Joyfully Together - Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet - Love Letter to Earth Video de David Lasso: RETIRO: ZEN Y EL ARTE DE RECONECTAR Y SANAR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgOFcmF-NTw
Welcome to episode 28 of The Way Out Is In: The Zen Art of Living, a podcast series mirroring Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's deep teachings of Buddhist philosophy: a simple yet profound methodology for dealing with our suffering, and for creating more happiness and joy in our lives. In this episode, lay Buddhist practitioner and journalist Jo Confino is joined by Zen Buddhist nun Sister Lang Nghiem, of the Plum Village community, to talk about the role of Buddhist psychology in understanding how our mind works. What is the impact of our survival instincts in today’s world? What are the risks of focusing only on ourselves? And are we really responsible for everything? Sister Chan Lang Nghiem (Adornment with Heroic March) was ordained as a novice nun in 2003, received full ordination as a bhikshuni in 2006, and became a dharma teacher in 2010. Originally from Vietnam, she and her family immigrated to America in 1979. She has lived in Lower Hamlet, France; Deer Park Monastery, California; and Blue Cliff Monastery, New York. With her love of books and of Thay's teachings, she serves on the advisory board of Parallax Press and is happy to see Thay's books appear in schools, hospitals, and prisons, on bedside tables, and even in local coffee shops around the world. Though an amateur at sewing, she can replicate practically anything just by looking at the original product. Many of the robes, jackets, hats, cushions, and mats in Plum Village are lovingly sewn with her mindful energy.In this episode, Sister Lang Nghiem digs deeply into Buddhist psychology and how it can help people lead a better life. She further discusses manas, interbeing, and false boundaries and identities; protective and survival instincts; pleasure seeking and moderation; levels of happiness; avoidance of suffering; individual and collective consciousness; sharing; store and mind consciousness; cultivating peace through consciousness; and new ways to lead peace talks during a war. And: why do we need a self? How that works for us and where it stops helping. Jo shares about the art of letting go; separation; work environments and happiness; gratitude practices; and the story of an unlikely friendship. The episode ends with a short meditation guided by Sister Lang Nghiem. Co-produced by the Plum Village App:https://plumvillage.app/ And Global Optimism:https://globaloptimism.com/ With support from the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation:https://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/ List of resources Sister Chân Lăng Nghiêm (Adornment with Heroic March)https://plumvillage.org/people/dharma-teachers/sr-lang-nghiem/Plum Village Communityhttps://plumvillage.org/#filter=.region-eu Deer Park Monasteryhttps://deerparkmonastery.org/ Blue Cliff Monasteryhttps://www.bluecliffmonastery.org/ ‘Thich Nhat Hanh on Mind and Consciousness'https://plumvillage.app/thich-nhat-hanh-on-mind-and-consciousness/ Thich Nhat Hanh On…: ‘The Mind as a Gardener'https://plumvillage.org/articles/the-mind-as-a-gardener/ Dharma Talks: ‘Manas Consciousness, Teachings on Buddhist Psychology Retreat, 1997'https://plumvillage.org/library/dharma-talks/manas-consciousness-thich-nhat-hanh-teachings-on-buddhist-psychology-retreat-1997/ Dharma Talks: ‘Interbeing and Store Consciousness'https://plumvillage.org/library/dharma-talks/interbeing-and-store-consciousness/ Dharma Talks: ‘The Power of Understanding – Transformation of Manas'https://plumvillage.org/library/dharma-talks/the-power-of-understanding-transformation-of-manas-dharma-talk-by-sr-tue-nghiem-2018-08-02/ ‘Cultivating Our Blue Sky Nature: Skilful Means for Emotional Healing'https://www.mindfulnessbell.org/archive/tag/change+the+peg Kristallnachthttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristallnacht Quotes “There’s so many different models of how the mind works. Western psychology has one model, and Buddha psychology has one model, but I think we have to remember that they’re all just models. Nothing is absolute.” “Your thoughts continue in the world.” “It’s important to recognize what we identify with and, when it is being challenged, the lengths to which we go to protect it, and the expense, the cost of protecting it, to our own happiness or to the happiness of the organisation, our loved ones, the people around us, other nations around us.” “We always had to protect ourselves from the elements, the dangers. But now, increasingly, we are able to create more and more safe environments in terms of homes, or relationships, alliances and things like that – but that survival instinct, that need to protect and feel that we are being threatened and endangered is still very much alive. So we have to be quite aware of how manas operates, how the survival instinct is operating in us, so that we’re not spending all of our energy just trying to survive and trying to protect ourselves, but to spend more energy trying to recognize what our potential is and what the other person's potential is as well. Spend more time cultivating the things that we would like to cultivate in ourselves and in the other person. More peace, more happiness, more joy and more compassion, rather than spending so much time trying to protect the boundaries that we feel are ‘ourselves' and that need protecting.” “The teaching of interbeing is crucial in helping us to recognize the false boundaries or false identities that we are often stuck with every day. I think we have to train ourselves to see that we’re not separate. My happiness is not separate from your happiness. We can share this cup and I’ll still be happy, for instance. Or there’s so many things that I feel are crucial to my happiness, but I can challenge that a little bit. And what I think is my happiness is not just my own individual happiness; it’s intimately related to your happiness, your safety, your well-being as well.” “It’s very important for us to also recognize our deepest desire. And it’s not just to survive, it’s to be happy, and to ‘download' this message to our stored consciousness. And the stronger awareness we have of our desire, of our deepest desire – our deepest desire is to be happy. Our choices align accordingly.” “We can have more than one truth. We can suffer and we can be happy. And if someone’s suffering, we don’t have to just have to offer them more suffering. We can offer them lightness of being. We can offer them joy, but while also being deeply respectful of the suffering.” “You don’t need to go on a training course, you don’t have to spend money, it doesn’t have to take 10 years of hard work, it’s just a change of perceptions, like putting a different lens in our camera.” “Trying to avoid suffering actually leads to suffering.”
Would You Like to Be More Mindful and Purposeful in Your Dating Life? In this episode, James speaks with Rachel New who is a Dating and Relationship Coach. She teaches all her secrets of mindfulness during the podcast. Mindful dating is the practice of being self-aware and observing the thoughts and feelings you have when you date. When you are mindful, you can notice any negative or unhealthy thoughts buzzing around in your head and defuse them with something more positive. Mindfulness also involves being aware of your body, your gestures, and your appearance when you are out on a date. You'll learn a great deal about to apply all this to dating during the episode, plus Rachel also talks us through a useful mindfulness meditation. Rachel New has worked as dating and relationships coach in London, UK for six years. She has a background in research at the University of Oxford in social psychology and writes a blog about the psychology of dating. Rachel takes an evidence-based approach and uses mindfulness, CBT and Gottman Therapy in her coaching. Rachel also writes short stories about dating and technology. Rachel works with all ages, genders, sexual preferences, ethnicities, abilities and backgrounds. Website and blog: rachelnewdatingcoach.co.uk Facebook: @rachelnewdatingcoach Twitter: @RNewDatingCoach Instagram: @racheldatingadvice Rachel's Books Dating diary Mindfulness journal Dating Workbook Video recommended: Meditate before a date The meditations that Rachel reads out is by Thich Nhat Hanh and Robert Assagioli.
Meditation is itself a practice in doing not doing. While it is true that meditation is an action which we perform, what we are really doing is absolutely nothing. This action of non-action can be difficult for many people to accept, especially in the west, where we have a difficult time just sitting and doing nothing.Free month of Waking Up: https://dynamic.wakingup.com/shareOpenAccess/d5251aApple: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/another-finger/id1526096210Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/5cMYCxrGf3brRjQvj6SBvJ?si=Cle2fGlwQkqXr5GpXsN6XgYouTube: https://youtube.com/channel/UCQfLN0PW4J8KkFr86y8lifA
Author of The Cure for Money Madness, Spencer Sherman talks about how one can grow spiritually while still engaging with money. Then Lion's Roar editor-in-chief Melvin McLeod and deputy editor Andrea Miller discuss the latest issue of Lions Roar magazine, honoring both the late Thich Nhat Hanh and the late bell hooks, as well as a special look at Pure Land Buddhism.
Welcome to episode 27 of The Way Out Is In: The Zen Art of Living, a podcast series mirroring Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's deep teachings of Buddhist philosophy: a simple yet profound methodology for dealing with our suffering, and for creating more happiness and joy in our lives. In this episode, journalist Jo Confino is joined by much-loved international mindfulness teacher and author Kaira Jewel Lingo, to talk about her practice and community work, both as a monastic and subsequently as a lay practitioner and spiritual mentor.Together, they further discuss the intersection of racial, climate, and social injustice; privilege; denial; white awareness; hate and embedded white supremacy; deep listening; and spiritual practices for a world in crisis. Kaira Jewel Lingo is a dharma teacher who has been practicing mindfulness since 1997. She lived as an ordained nun for 15 years, during which she trained closely with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Speaking five languages, she shares Buddhist meditation, secular mindfulness, and compassion practice internationally, providing spiritual mentoring to individuals and communities working at the intersection of racial, climate, and social justice. Her teaching focuses on activists, educators, artists, youth and families, BIPOC communities, and includes the interweaving of art, play, nature, ecology, and embodied mindfulness practice. She teaches in the Plum Village Zen tradition and in the Vipassana tradition. In this episode, Kaira Jewel expands on the journey of her name – Jewel – and her route to the Plum Village practice; being the first ordained monastic of African heritage in Plum Village; Thich Nhat Hanh's guidance and support; embodying Thay's teachings; learning to take care of suffering; deciding to disrobe; her mission as a lay dharma teacher; practice as a way of life; deep relationships; and her plans to open a Buddhist-Christian practice center with her partner.She also dives more deeply into spiritual bypassing; healing racialized trauma; the importance of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) retreats and teachers; the story of the first Plum Village retreat for people of color; collective consciousness; adapting the Five Mindfulness Training to different ethnic groups; and her first book: We Were Made for These Times: Ten Lessons for Moving through Change, Loss, and Disruption. The episode ends with a short meditation guided by Kaira Jewel. [This episode was recorded on February 18, 2022, via Zoom.] Co-produced by the Plum Village App:https://plumvillage.app/ And Global Optimism:https://globaloptimism.com/ With support from the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation:https://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/ List of resources Kaira Jewel Lingohttps://www.kairajewel.com/ Plum Villagehttps://plumvillage.org/ Old Path White Clouds: Walking in the Footsteps of the Buddhahttps://www.parallax.org/product/old-path-white-clouds-walking-in-the-footsteps-of-the-buddha/ Ram Dasshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ram_Dass Brahmavihārāhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brahmavihara James Baldwinhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Baldwin Melina Bondyhttps://www.melinabondy.com/ Joanna Macyhttps://www.joannamacy.net/ Resmaa Menakemhttps://www.resmaa.com/ The Quaking of America: An Embodied Guide to Navigating Our Nation’s Upheaval and Racial Reckoninghttps://www.harvard.com/book/the_quaking_of_america/ My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodieshttps://shop.harvard.com/book/9781942094470 The Civil Rights Movementhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_rights_movement We Were Made for These Times: Ten Lessons for Moving through Change, Loss, and Disruptionhttps://www.parallax.org/product/we-were-made-for-these-times/ The Five Mindfulness Trainingshttps://plumvillage.org/mindfulness-practice/the-5-mindfulness-trainings/ Deep Adaptationhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Adaptation Schumacher Collegehttps://campus.dartington.org/schumacher-college/ Buddhist-Christian Community of Meditation and Actionhttps://www.kairajewel.com/teaching/buddhist-christian-community-of-practice-and-action Quotes “What’s so powerful about Thay’s teaching in the community is this huge heart of inclusiveness. Thay and sangha are always reaching wider; the reach is like the brahmavihārās – the loving-kindness, compassion, joy, equanimity. They are immeasurable minds of love.” “Part of freeing ourself on the spiritual path is to undo and unravel these delusions and lies that our society has created, that history has wound around us, about who has value and who doesn’t – including patriarchy, or sexual orientation, or gender identity, or age; all these different ways that we are privileged or not.” “If you find yourself uncomfortable, or embarrassed, or triggered, or not sure what to say or do, really stay in your body and let yourself dwell in that experience of what it’s like to be uncomfortable. I think so many of our problems come from not being willing to be uncomfortable.” “Black is beautiful.” “James Baldwin has this quote, something like, ‘The reason why white people are so afraid to not hate, to stop hating, is that if they feel what’s beneath their hatred, it will be so uncomfortable.' They don’t want to feel it. So the hate is a kind of protection.” “If we can be with what is happening in the present moment, and we can, if we can not resist it, not push it away, not judge it, but embrace it with mindfulness, with kindness, with friendliness, with curiosity, with a clear mind, with presence which can be cultivated in every moment – then we have at our disposal so much more to meet the difficulties than we would if we were resisting and pushing away and fighting what is.” “What this time calls for – with so much change, with so much disruption, with so much at risk – is more and more of us holding down the fort, who are really doing the deep spirit work of seeing interbeing. And you need to slow down to do that. You need to have less. There needs to be space for that kind of consciousness to emerge.” “Anyone of any privilege needs to be in a space where that history is acknowledged and integrated into our practice.” “And if you think there’s something wrong in society, you are right. So it’s an inner and an outer affirmation of, ‘Yes, white supremacy exists and it is deadly.' And here are dharma practices that can help us as individuals in our relationships and our families, but also in our world, in our institutions, systemically, to see that everyone is being deceived by this story.” “We’re all learning. White folks have a different journey than many folks of color, but we’re all learning to wake up from this and we can help each other, we can support each other, and that looks different. It doesn’t necessarily mean doing the work together, but sometimes it can. And then maybe having affinity spaces where we have a chance to speak with our own groups.” “I feel what Thay taught is love, and he loved his disciples, every one of us, everyone who came to us; I felt he was radiating love and that’s healing. And so if you’re in a community where you are recognized for who you are, you’re not asked to be something else. And then the people there are practicing to love; it’s going to be a healing space. Love in the spiritual sense of each of us working to purify our minds and hearts, to see ourselves more clearly, to love ourselves, and then to really see each other clearly.” “These are times no other human generation has had to face: profound structural dissolution, and, really, the last days of what Joanna Macy calls late capitalism. This isn’t going to stand for very much longer as it is. And so these are times of apocalypse, right? Where the veil gets pierced – that’s the meaning, in Greek: being able to see through an illusion into what’s more true. So these are times of a lot of potential collective awakening. And these are also times of great suffering, separation, and illusion.” “All we have to do is be in the present. All we have to do is meet what’s happening now. We get so immobilized and drained of our energy by trying to meet what’s coming – but that’s not here yet. All we are required to do is meet what is here. And we can do that; we are all in the present moment.”
As many around the world turn inward this week, we bring you a special episode featuring Christiana Figueres from ‘The Way Out Is In' podcast. Many of us are looking for a way out of the crises we face. Climate, biodiversity, ecological, nature, health, wealth inequality…not to mention the deeply personal, familial, and interpersonal. A quick log in to twitter, checking the news, or reading the latest IPCC report reveals to us that we are on a path towards breakdown. We know there is a pathway out of this ‘atlas of human suffering' as United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres recently said, but how do we chart that path? This week, we suggest that the way out of suffering is in it. Today we are sharing an episode from ‘The Way Out Is In' podcast, produced by Plum Village, the Buddhist Monastery founded by the Late Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Thich Nhat Hanh and his teachings were a vital support to Christiana in the lead up to the Paris Agreement and beyond. In this episode, you'll hear co-hosts Jo Confino and Brother Pháp Hữu invite Christiana on to share deeply about what brought her to Plum Village, both now and years ago during her first encounter with Thich Nhat Hanh; her journey to a spiritual practice that helped her overcome a personal crisis, and the transformative power of practices such as ‘deep listening' and ‘interbeing' on the negotiation process of The Paris Agreement. So get comfortable, settle in, and join us for a special listen to Episode #21 of ‘The Way Out Is In' - Being the Change We Want to See in the World: A Conversation with Christiana Figueres [Content warning: This episode includes mentions of suicidal thoughts at 00:25:00 for approximately two minutes – listeners who could find this discussion distressing may wish to skip this section.] — Christiana + Tom's book ‘The Future We Choose' is available now! Subscribe to our Climate Action Newsletter! — Links from the episode: Next ‘The Way Out Is In' Recommended Episodes To Listen To: War And Peace (Ukraine) Zen and The Art of Saving The Planet Wise Leadership w/ Lindsay Levin WATCH: ‘A Cloud Never Dies' on YouTube READ: ‘Zen and The Art of Saving the Planet' by Thich Nhat Hanh DOWNLOAD: The Plum Village App — A special thanks this week to Plum Village! Brother Phap Huu Abbot | Upper Hamlet in Plum Village Co-Host | The Way Out Is In Instagram Jo Confino Co-Host | The Way Out Is In Instagram Plum Village Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube Plum Village App Twitter | YouTube | Instagram Thich Nhat Hanh Twitter | Foundation — Keep up with Christiana Figueres online: Instagram | Twitter Tom Rivett-Carnac: Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn Paul Dickinson: LinkedIn | Twitter — Follow @GlobalOptimism on social media and send us a message! Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn Don't forget to hit SUBSCRIBE so you don't miss another episode of Outrage + Optimism!
The Fourteen Precepts of the Order of Interbeing were first written and transmitted by Vietnamese Zen Master and poet, Thich Nhat Hanh, in 1964; this Dharma talk celebrates the ongoing engaged Buddhist tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh who died this January, 2022, after living in vow as a zen monk for more than 80 years. 04/10/2022, Wendy Johnson, dharma talk at Green Gulch Farm.
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Episode 5 of the Neshamah Project Podcast integrates a story from R' Nachman of Bratslav, a quote from Norman Fisher, and one of the Five Mindfulness Trainings of Thich Nhat Hanh to bring us a lesson on how to deal with the suffering and pain in our lives.
Today I am sitting down with the beautiful Anna Ship. Anna shares her fascinating story of growing up in New Mexico. At a young age she experiences abuse, her mother passing and then her father leaving her life. Adopted by her aunt, Anna had many changes in her young life and is now Mormon with her adoptive family. The church, Anna says, was a safety blanket to her. It offered her comfort. The idea of Zion, she says, "this was it." In the community that she grew up in. "I embodied everything about the church." Later on in life, after a marriage that she gave everything to - even sacrificing herself, she had experiences through her church that rattled her beliefs. For fourteen years, Anna shares, she was hustling to be the number one woman in her husbands life. It created a prison and she discovered that she was stuck. Her priesthood leadership was not great at the time and the experiences that she had with them would have caused her to leave. She was ready to walk away as she lost all respect for priesthood leaders. A book came into her life, "How to Love" by Thich Nat Hanh and it was a godsend to her at this time in her life. Anna shares that she still has a lot of love for the church and still holds that there are a lot of truths there, she just now believes that it's universal. During a conversation with her mother she asked Anna, "do you believe that God's work never fails? It's God's work and glory to bring past our eternal life, that's not our work. Our job is to love and we are on God's work table." This rang true to Anna.Later, during a conversation with her bishop where she was not going to get her temple recommend, he said, "you know it's okay not to have a recommend. It's okay if it take a long time." Anna shares that this was the first time in the church that she felt someone was telling her it was okay to have the journey. With this thought that it's okay to have the journey and the belief that everyone is on God's work table, gave her permission to allow the pieces to fall. God has me. There is no space he's not LINKS:To join me in my upcoming speakers symposium grab your ticket here: https://www.amandajoyloveland.com/leaninAre you feeling the call to write your book? Come join my upcoming retreat May 12th-15th! https://www.amandajoyloveland.com/writersretreatThe Book How To Love by Thich Nhat Hanh https://www.amazon.com/Love-Mindfulness-Essentials-Thich-Nhat/dp/1937006883Grab my guided journey for the death and rebirth cycle. Are you feeling that something gets to die? This is a stunning practice and one that you will find extremely helpful. https://www.amandajoyloveland.com/offers/nHjFkTTY/checkout
Hello to you listening in Giresun, Turkey!Coming to you from WhidbeyIsland, Washington this is Stories From Women Who Walk with 60 Seconds for Time Out Tuesday and your host, Diane Wyzga.Many's the time over the years when I've stomped around and made furious gestures because some fool in my life did something hurtful - to me! The idea of compassion, of forgiveness could not, would not, should not be tolerated.But, what if this solid conviction was like swallowing rat poison and wishing the rat would die? What if I was standing in my own way?My teacher said, “If I have hurt anyone through my ignorance and confusions, intentionally or unintentionally, I forgive myself. If anyone has hurt me through their ignorance and confusions, intentionally or unintentionally, I forgive them. If there is something I am not yet ready to forgive, I forgive myself for that.” [Thich Nhat Hanh]Question: What if we could make room for the idea that when we forgive ourselves it becomes a natural extension to forgive another - when we are ready - and create better mental health. What kind of leader might we become? You're invited: “Come for the stories - stay for the magic!” Speaking of magic, I hope you'll subscribe, share a nice shout out on your social media or podcast channel of choice, and join us next time! Remember to stop by the website, check out the Services, arrange a Discovery Call, and Opt In to stay current with Diane and Quarter Moon Story Arts and on Linked In: linkedin.com/in/diane-f-wyzga-78403919a Stories From Women Who Walk Production TeamPodcaster: Diane F Wyzga & Quarter Moon Story ArtsMusic: Mer's Waltz from Crossing the Waters by Steve Schuch & Night Heron MusicAll content and image © 2019 to Present: for credit & attribution Quarter Moon Story Arts
Yoga for Mood Swings Drawing on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh we will bring mindfulness and compassion to the emotions of irritability, impatience, aggression, lack of motivation, difficulty concentration, stress, tension, nervousness, anxiety, sadness, depression and melancholy. This Restorative Yoga for Mood Swings with props will have long 10 minute holds. These restorative yoga poses will calm your emotions and support you in emotional regulation. This restorative yoga class is great for emotional release, stuck emotions, emotional overwhelm, coping with strong emotions, and emotional healing. Restorative Yoga for Mood Swings Pose Sequence Burrito Savasana Supported Child's Pose Supported Bridge Front Lying Twist Burrito Savasana Props Needed: Blanket, Bolster, 2 blocks, Yoga Strap
Welcome to episode 25 of The Way Out Is In: The Zen Art of Living, a podcast series mirroring Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's deep teachings of Buddhist philosophy: a simple yet profound methodology for dealing with our suffering, and for creating more happiness and joy in our lives. In this episode, the presenters, Zen Buddhist monk Brother Phap Huu and lay Buddhist practitioner and journalist Jo Confino, are joined for a second time by special guest, eco-philosopher Joanna Macy.A scholar of Buddhism, systems theory, and deep ecology, Joanna Macy, PhD, is one of the most respected voices in the movements for peace, justice, and ecology. She interweaves her scholarship with learnings drawn from six decades of activism, has written twelve books, and teaches an empowerment approach known as the Work That Reconnects. Together, they talk about the passing and legacy of Thich Nhat Hanh, with a focus on interbeing and continuation. Additional topics include their own practices during uncertain times, and the application of Thay's teachings in daily life. Joanna reflects on the early days of peace activism, becoming aware of Thay in the 1960s, and meeting him for the first time in the early 1980s, during a special United Nations session on disarmament.She further delves into Thay's courage, imagination, and devotion to life and peace; religion and revolution; why framing the tackling of climate change as a ‘fight' may not be helpful; transcending individualism and achieving a wider sense of self; seeing our interconnection and inter-existence with all life on Earth; humility; the ‘legacy' of nuclear weapons; affection and love; honouring the pain we experience for the world; seeing with new eyes; having that ‘sense of wonder' at the end of the world; and gratitude.Additionally, she talks about some of the main concepts in the new edition of her classic book, Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re In with Unexpected Resilience and Creative Power, such as the importance of having “power with, not power over”. And: how would she like to see her continuation in this world? Brother Phap Huu discusses ways that Thay's teachings can help us in these times of crises; Thay's legacy as a peace activist; taking care of the past, present, and future; what it means to be a Bodhisattva; the interbeing effect; moderation; change; and the need for a spiritual dimension. Jo muses over the importance of bringing the future into the present moment; humility; how Thay became his teachings; and honours Joanna as a teacher and Bodhisattva. The episode ends with a meditation on interbeing, guided by Joanna Macy. [This episode was recorded on February 16, 2022, via Zoom.] Co-produced by the Plum Village App:https://plumvillage.app/ And Global Optimism:https://globaloptimism.com/ With support from the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation:https://thichnhathanhfoundation.org/ Quotes “One reason that Thay was so important to me was that he loved this world – and I’m so fed up with spiritual people who think they can rise above mere phenomenality and the physical world; it’s all one.” “You don’t try to be a spiritually perfect person; just be open to love. That love wipes out fear, takes you into this world, and gives you strength and courage.” “‘This is' because ‘that is', and ‘that is' because everything is intertwined.” “An oyster, in response to trauma, grows a pearl.” “This world is too fragile and too beautiful for us to hesitate for a moment in service to peace.” “We are part of the world, and the suffering that is outside is also a part of us. And if the outside suffers, we will suffer also. And if we can bring peace to little villages, little communities, little families, the impact will multiply and have the interbeing effect; the idea that everything can connect and effects can ripple through.” “One part of what’s killed us is competition. That’s the ‘gift' of five centuries of individualism and capitalism.” “This planet doesn’t know whether it’ll be around to carry life. So that makes every moment precious. This moment is once in a lifetime.” “It’s at the moment when we're most tender that our heart opens the widest; when we have nothing left, nothing more to lose, everything becomes crystal clear. Everything becomes precious.” “Don’t try to cheer yourself up all the time. Feel the sorrow, feel the grief. Feel the loneliness. Feel that it’s good that you’re alive. And the fact that you care for the world, that’s a form of love. Do not let that get pathologized. It isn’t, because it’s not abnormal. It’s a face of love. Pain for the world and love for the world are just two sides of one coin. So honour your pain for the world.” “Don’t complain all the time. You’re not going to be useful to the world in any way if you’re not glad to be here. And then sorrow together.” “Thay had that quality of such fullness of presence that he didn’t have time to think about, ‘Well, how are they seeing me?'” List of resources Joanna Macyhttps://www.joannamacy.net/ Plum Villagehttps://plumvillage.org/ Fragrant Palm Leaves: Journals 1962–1966 https://www.parallax.org/product/fragrant-palm-leaves/ Pratītyasamutpādahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prat%C4%ABtyasamutp%C4%81da Dr. Dan Siegelhttps://drdansiegel.com/ Songs: ‘No Coming, No Going'https://plumvillage.org/library/songs/no-coming-no-going-song/ Bodhisattva https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhisattva Tassajara Zen Mountain Centerttps://www.sfzc.org/practice-centers/tassajara Call Me by My True Names: The Collected Poems of Thich Nhat Hanhhttps://plumvillage.org/books/call-me-by-my-true-names/ St. Francis of Assisihttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_of_Assisi Active Hopehttps://www.activehope.info/ The Way Out Is In: ‘Grief and Joy on a Planet in Crisis: Joanna Macy on the Best Time to Be Alive (Episode #12)'https://plumvillage.org/podcast/grief-and-joy-on-a-planet-in-crisis-joanna-macy-on-the-best-time-to-be-alive-episode-12/
Our dharma talk today was offered by Thay Phap Hoi, an elder in our community. At the request of the sangha, he traveled to Vietnam to participate in the memorial services for Thich Nhat Hanh. He shares about his trip, participating in the memorial, and being in Vietnam again. The talk was originally given in Vietnamese and this is the English translation provided by Brother Minh Dia.
We cover a LOT of ground in today's conversation, where we get curious about what prevents some folks and groups from accessing joy. We talk about Black joy, the whiteness of white Jews and what often makes embracing joy difficult (and the impact of the historical middle agent role), individual and collective safety, and imagining our liberated selves and living into that. What would it look like for white Jews choose the side of liberation over whiteness?Check out our discussion/reflection questions for this episode: https://joyousjustice.com/blog/jews-talk-racial-justice-ep-81Find April and Tracie's full bios and submit topic suggestions for the show at www.JewsTalkRacialJustice.comLearn more about Joyous Justice where April is the founding and fabulous (!) director, and Tracie is a senior partner: https://joyousjustice.com/Support the work our Jewish Black & Native woman-led vision for collective liberation here: https://joyousjustice.com/support-our-workListen to this year's Purim episode here: https://www.joyousjustice.com/blog/jews-talk-racial-justice-ep-80Learn more about NCJW, the National Council of Jewish Women: https://www.ncjw.org/Learn more about Black joy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQlEpjZXfRURead more about Thich Nhat Hanh: https://plumvillage.org/about/thich-nhat-hanh/
“Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh Double ur pleasure, double yo fun with our DOUBLE FEATURE! We call it DOUBLE because there's two of us and we wanna FEATURE some sh*t. This segment is where J and Lesly talk about some of our favorite things on our podcast. It can be a podcast, tv show, music, business, book or anything. Our Double Feature for this episode will just be about one VERY IMPORTANT PERSON... THICH NHAT HANH! He is the biggest inspiration to the podcast and we hope you all look into his work. Thich Nhat Hanh Funeral Ceremony, Living Buddha, Living Christ book, try this meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh's Podcast. Every Wednesday we rotate between 3 segments called: Thotful Moment, Double Feature and some Science Sh*t. But every Friday we recap & review… Avatar: The Last Airbender. Hẹn gặp ngày mai !! —————————————————— FOLLOW US on INSTAGRAM @HomoInTraining Find us on Facebook! LIKE & FOLLOW our page! EMAIL US your favorite tingz: HomoInTrainingPodcast@gmail.com —————————————————— Music Credit: Jazzy Abstract Beat by Coma-Media —————————————————— --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/homointraining/message
In this week's episode, Barb and Michelle differentiate between happiness and joy, and how we can start to cultivate both, even during difficult times. With so much happening in the world around us, it's easy to believe that happiness is out of reach. In this episode, Barb and Michelle talk about how to identify what brings us joy and how to release the guilt in doing so. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at https://sites.libsyn.com/401972 Key Points: Happiness comes from within. Guilt is a useless emotion. Journal what you are thinking. Identify the things that bring us joy. We are all deserving of that feeling of joy and happiness. Resources Mentioned in Today's Podcast: John O'Donahue - https://www.johnodonohue.com Thich Nhat Hanh – https://www.amazon.com/Thich-Nhat-Hanh/e/B000AP5YRY%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share
Sister Clear Grace is a black, non-binary monastic traveling across the country to lean in to the collective experience of the United States. The traveling nunk speaks with Lion's Roar's associate editor Pamela Ayo Yetunde about letting go of privilege, answering the call to become a monastic, and encounters on the road to liberation.
Today we discuss people showing no effort, we also discuss men lacking the leadership qualities that it takes to allow women to be in tune with their softness and femininity. Two of the books I'm reading are Sacred Woman by Queen Afua and Taming the Tiger Within by Thich Nhat Hanh. Also check out @Anpu1.1 instagram page this is the live that I have been checking out lately.