The Tao that Can be Told

On the first full day I was in Pune, India in 1975 with Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, also known as Osho, he began a series dharma talks on Lao Tzu‘s Tao Te Ching. These talks resulted in a series of four volumes call Tao: The Three Treasures. The narrator, a long-time disciple of his, reads this […]

Tomorrow’s Child

This poem, called Tomorrow’s Child, was read by Ray Anderson in his Ted Talk on the business logic of sustainability. After presenting his idea to make his company rely on renewable resources and a goal to achieve a zero carbon footprint in a company that relies heavily on petrol, he read this poem from one […]

How to Invite the Bell

I go to many Buddhist events and everywhere, someone becomes the bell master and invites the bell. I listen to many dharma talks by many different dharma teachers and they often invite the bell. However, I have never come across another teacher who is as wonderful a bell master as Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. […]

Mediation Is Not Difficult

Meditation is not difficult. Even a child can do it. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches “pebble meditation” to the children who visit him in Plum Village. The is one of the wonderful things I love about Thay, as he is called by his followers. He includes the children in his dharma talks and allows […]

Deep Listening with Thich Nhat Hanh

Aren’t we lucky today? Yes we are! We have a video from Super Soul Sunday in which Oprah Winfrey interviews Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. In this video, we will learn about compassionate listening or, what we call in our sangha, deep listening with Thich Nhat Hanh (known as Thay by his followers) and its […]

Walk on Earth

Today’s words of wisdom come from my Teacher, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, known as Thay by his followers. I have heard him say that the miracle is to walk on Earth, in many of the dharma talks, and in many of the books and magazine articles I’ve read by him. Thay quotes Linji (Lin […]

Love Letter to Planet Earth

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh wrote a love letter to planet Earth. It is in the form of a book that is based on dharma talks he has given in Plum Village and other places. This book is an appeal to political and business leaders for ecological mindfulness and strengthening of our relationship to Mother […]

Do You Have Too Many Cows?

Do You Have Too Many Cows? I know that I do! Last night, I was having dinner with my daughter, Jessica, 28 years old and a world traveler! Somehow, she picked up some wisdom beyond her years. She said I was spending too much time on the computer! This is not news! When I was […]

Healthy Cells Grow All By Themselves

Lying still Breathing in, breathing out Healthy cells grow all by themselves I am free of cancer. This poem came to me in a guided imagery session on the vernal equinox of 1997. It was a life changing experience to see so vividly that I was going to heal from cancer. When I told this […]