Thursday, October 13, 2011

Being Peace, Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh, a vietnamese Buddhist monk, poet, scholar, and human rights activist is in NY this weekend to discuss Global Ethics for Our Future. As Jack Kornfield said in his introduction to Hanh's book, "Being Peace" ..."in the midst of it all he has taught us to breathe, to smile, to live with a free heart. And most importantly, in our troubled world he makes no false division between inner awakening and engaged compassion. To his eye, like his spiritual ancestor Mahatma Gandhi, every being matters, everything is sacred."

Hanh recommends we devote one day a week entirely to the practice of mindfulness.....

Parallax Press publishes his books. www.parallax.org

For a worldwide directory of Sanghas practicing in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, please visit www.iamhome.org

I encourage you to give some thought or meditation to the efforts in NY this weekend. "Be peace" and you will live with a free heart. Go out for a slow walking meditaton with your family. Be aware of the earth below your feet. Be together quietly. Smile and breathe. The effects could change society.

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