Mindfulness of Anger

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Mindfulness of Anger: Embracing the Child Within

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During a morning meditation session at The Green Lake Conference Center in Wisconsin in 2003, Thich Nhat Hanh gave this dharma talk on the mindfulness of anger. Read the transcript below: Continue reading

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The Energy of Liberation

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Be Free Where You Are, Thich Nhat Hanh:

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For Warmth

Dear Friends, I wrote the following poem during the war in Vietnam after the town of Ben Tre was bombed by the United States Air Force. Ben Tre is the hometown of my colleague, Sister Chân Không. The U.S. forces destroyed the entire town because there were five or six guerrillas there. Later on, one officer declared that he had to bomb and destroy Ben Tre to save it from Communism.

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Forgiveness Two – I Set Myself Free

Forgiveness Two - Set Yourself Free

Part Two of Three

I love this one. I realize I have been the captive bird, the prisoner. How did the whole situation come about? Let me take one version from my life: I found myself accepting the authority of another. I put myself in his power by giving up my power. Of course at the time I didn’t see it that way at all.

Here is the story in short form: a few years previous to this incident I had joined an intentional community. We were approximately 30 adults and 9 children who had pooled all our resources to realize our common dream – at least those were our thoughts. The story unfolded over the course of ten years in which I learned very much, but also suffered very much under the emotional turbulence that pervaded the community.
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Meet What’s Really Here – Jeff Foster

I have just made the virtual acquaintance of a great guy. His name is Jeff Foster and Jeff was voted #51 in Watkins Mind Body Spirit’s 2012 list of the world’s 100 most spiritually influential living people. He has published four books in over six languages. His latest book The Deepest Acceptance was published in 2012 by Sounds True.

The following passages are taken from Jeff’s Facebook page.

I like these passages because they show how Jeff takes us into self-enquiry step by step, much like Krishnamurti, Eckhart Tolle or Gangaji, going deeper and deeper, “gently but directly pointing people back to the deep acceptance inherent in the present moment.”
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We are Light (B4Peace Post)

WE ARE LIGHT

REFLECTING TO EACH OTHER

 

BY THAT LIGHT

WE LIVE

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Russell Bradley wrote to me:

“Last night I dreamt of two wolves that were caged in shallow metal boxes, they barked and barked and growled , I first thought them to be guard dogs. Caged up, until let out to patrol again.
Then when I remembered in the dream that Dogs are always loyal friends. I knelt down and sung a song of Love to them which caused them to stop growling and reduce in size. It allowed them to leave the cages they were in.
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