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My bowl

Started by Luna Arjuna Jun 30, 2016. 0 Replies

My bowl, empty now, will soon be filled with precious food. Beings all over the Earth…Continue

Tags: help, hungry, eat, food

Happiness is not an individual matter

Started by Rosmarie Heusser Jun 26, 2016. 0 Replies

All of our ancestors and all future generations are present in us. Liberation is not an individual matter. As long as the ancestors in us are still suffering, we cannot be happy, and we will transmit that suffering to our children and their…Continue

Tags: Happiness, Individuality, Liberation, Hanh, Nhat

Compassion

Started by Eva Sep 29, 2015. 0 Replies

"The essence of love and compassion is understanding, the ability to recognize the physical, material, and psychological suffering of others, to put ourselves "inside the skin" of the other. We "go inside" their body, feelings, and mental…Continue

Tags: understanding, suffering, love, feelings, Phil Borges

Touching the Earth

Started by Luna Arjuna. Last reply by Dr. Sohiniben Shukla Aug 16, 2015. 1 Reply

"The Buddha asked the Earth to be his witness by touching her with his hand when he…Continue

Tags: touching, help, love, patience, mother

Flower Insights

Started by Rosmarie Heusser. Last reply by bridget orman Jul 10, 2015. 1 Reply

There is a story about a flower which is well known in the Zen circles. One day the Buddha held up a flower in front of an audience of 1250 monks and nuns. He did not say anything for quite a long time. The audience was perfectly silent. Everyone…Continue

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The New Heart Sutra translation by Thich Nhat Hanh

Started by Luna Arjuna Sep 18, 2014. 0 Replies

On 11th September Thay completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the…Continue

Tags: Thich Nhat Hanh, translation, new, Heart Sutra

A Prayer for Peace

Started by Luna Arjuna. Last reply by Katja Mar 27, 2014. 1 Reply

 In beauty, sitting on a lotus flower, is Lord Buddha quiet and solid. Your humble disciple, calm and pure of heart, forms a lotus flower with his hands, faces you with deep respect, and offers this heartfelt prayer. Homage to all Buddhas in the ten…Continue

Tags: Thích Nhất Hạnh, Prayer, Peace

The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism

Started by Luna Arjuna May 1, 2013. 0 Replies

 By Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh (From the book "Interbeing") 1 Do not be idolatrous about or bound to any doctrine, theory, or ideology, even Buddhist ones. Buddhist systems of thought are guiding means; they are not absolute truth.2 Do not think the…Continue

Tags: engagedbuddhism, buddhist, buddhism

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Comment by Rosmarie Heusser on July 12, 2014 at 9:12pm

Many Thanks _()_ and the same to You. - 

Comment by Katja on July 11, 2014 at 10:20pm

Thank you, dear Rosmarie.

It's really nice. Have a peaceful relaxing weekend.

Comment by Rosmarie Heusser on July 11, 2014 at 9:48pm

Your Welcome, dear Katja;..- but the Thanks I forward to Thich Nhat Hanh. His words always calm my mind and comfort and refresh my heart. 

 

Comment by Katja on July 10, 2014 at 9:08pm

It's so beautiful. Thank you Rosmarie.

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Comment by Rosmarie Heusser on March 18, 2014 at 11:52am

Feelings (and thoughts in my case (-:) come and go like clouds in a windy sky.  Conscious breathing is my anchor. - 

Thich Nhat Hanh

Comment by Rosmarie Heusser on February 26, 2014 at 9:13pm

                                                                  (Gotthard Schuh, Java 1938)

Wonderful Moment 

Our breath is like a bridge connecting our bodies and minds. 

In our daily lives, our bodies may be in one place and our minds somewhere else - in the past or in the future. This is called a state of distraction. The breath is a connection between the body and the mind. When you begin to breath in and out mindfully, your body will come back to your mind and your mind will go back to your body. 

You will be able to realize the oneness of body and mind and become fully present and fully alive in the here and now. You will be in a position to touch life deeply in the moment. This is not difficult. Everyone can do it. 

Thich Nhat Hanh 

Comment by Eva on February 22, 2014 at 12:51pm

Thich Nhat Hanh in Hong Kong, Spring 2013, courtesy Kelvin Cheuk

 

What's the point of walking meditation? Why do I practice sitting meditation?

Because I like it. There's no point doing these practices if you don't enjoy them.

It's not hard labour. Every breath can bring us peace, joy and freedom.

Comment by Rosmarie Heusser on February 21, 2014 at 11:03pm

Dharma Talk 29. 12. 2013: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNCfCpHJnHg&feature=share

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