Zen Master, Peace Activist, and widely considered the "father of mindfulness", Thich Nhat Hanh passed away on 22 January 2022 at the age of 95.
"Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist, renowned for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. A gentle, humble monk, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called him “an Apostle of peace and nonviolence” when nominating him for the Nobel Peace Prize. Exiled from his native Vietnam for almost four decades, Thich Nhat Hanh has been a pioneer bringing Buddhism and mindfulness to the West, and establishing an engaged Buddhist community for the 21st Century."
— From PlumVillage.org
In this short teaching video, Thich Nhat Hanh shares with us how to look deeply into the true nature of everything.
...As you walk back by the little farmhouses, the meadows, and the railway line, you will see that yesterday has come to an end: life begins where thought ends...
This compulsion to arrive at the Final Truth is, of course, foiled again and again by life itself.
We live in a time characterized by convergences of many kinds, giving our civilization a threshold of significant climaxes and challenges.
Lama Rod Owens is interviewed by David Montgomery for The Washington Post on Love and Rage, spiritual activism, Buddhism and white supremacy.
Nothing would do what is required in each moment without a point of view of how others see it. Greatness is a judgement from the outside or, if it is from the inside, then it is a judgement that you are less-than.
A poem on the impact of resurrection.
Do you think peace requires an end to war? Or tigers eating only vegetables?
For many meditators, reclaiming an awareness of feelings is a long and difficult process. Yet in Buddhist psychology bringing consciousness to feelings is critical for awakening.
The measure of resistance in electrical engineering is called the Ohm. Although this Ohm has no known relation to the common Eastern chants with the same sound, it was no doubt a coincidence
Exploring the frontiers of what is consciousness from the language and direct experience of science and spirituality
The process of dependent origination is sometimes said to be the heart or the essence of all Buddhist teaching. What is described in the process is the way in which suffering can arise in our lives, and the way in which it can end.
What am I up to when, with a couple of blindingly luminous formulations, I claim to take my stand as Awareness and to allow everything, free from resistance, effortlessly?
Consciousness is not a thing. Asking “What is consciousness?” is like asking “Where does light come from?”, while watching a movie.
Samhain is a pagan religious festival originating from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition. In modern times, Samhain is usually celebrated from October 31 to November 1 to welcome in the harvest and usher in “the dark half of the year.”
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