A gatha (meditation verse) to remind us of the impermanence of all things.
"When you deny the reality of life, you appreciate it less. Meditate on the Buddha's Five Remembrances and rediscover the magic of life just as it is"
A wonderful practice for taking care
of our relationships. Accompanied
by the lovely Thich Nhat Hanh poem,
Meditation 101- A simple and poetic introduction to meditation- following the breath.
We can practice meditation when we are
walking in the park, down a hallway at work, or in the grocery store. A beautiful way to bring mindfulness into our daily life.
We acknowledge our debt to the sources of life in our culture- our family, our spiritual tradition, our country, people who have loved us, people who have hurt us. . We acknowledge the many gifts recieved and vow to care for them and make them stronger for future generations; we acknowledge ways in which we were wounded and vow to work to heal the wounds.
A meditation to calm and care for our entire body.
A simple meditation to help us calm ourselves and maintain our sovereignty when we are angry, sad, afraid.
"When we begin to understand that we are
everything, our fear begins to disappear. We have deeply touched the dimensions of space and time. But to really be free of fear, we must look deeply into the ultimate dimension of no birth, no death. We need to free ourselves from these ideas that we are our body, and that we die. This is where we will discover the place of no fear. Here is a guided meditation to help you prepare for it."
The Buddhist vision for a global spirituality and ethic- guidance for how we might live mindfully in the world.
A gatha (meditation verse) to help us to eat with mindfulness.
A community practice for dealing with anger when it comes up.
When we are meditating, after we sit for a while, we walk, but we continue meditating.
The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings are a modern distillation of the traditional Bodhisattva precepts of Mahayana Buddhism, and were created by Thich Nhat Hanh in Saigon in 1966.
Monastics and lay friends who have made a vow in a formal ceremony, to receive, study and observe these fourteen trainings are known as “Members of the Order of Interbeing"