A Song For All Beings

Last Saturday night, I attended a performance of A Song For All  Beings to a packed house. Composed and produced by Jennifer Berezan and friends, A Song For All Beings is based on the Buddhist practice of metta and the four immeasurable minds or Brahma Viharas (divine abodes) of loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, and […]

The Nature of Religion

This quote from Karen Armstrong, a noted commentator on world religions, follows on the tail of the recent article, Joanna Macy Talks about The Kingdom of Shambhala. In that article, we learned that we must act as bhodhisattvas and take up the challenge of becoming a Shambhala warrior. Now, Karen Armstrong is telling us the […]

Eating Mindfully With The Sangha Of All Sentient Beings

[Editor’s note: This article by Lyn Fine is a summary of a Day of Mindfulness that took place on Sunday, December 7, 2014 sponsored by Mindful Peacebuilding. The facilitators were Dr. Jina Shah, M. D., John Salerno-White, Judy Seicho Fleischman. Jina Shah, an international public health physician, was raised as a vegetarian with the nonviolent […]

A Story About Gandhi

This is a story about Gandhi. It came to me a while ago from my dharma brother, Paul Tingen. Read the story then take a look at what I have learned about sugar and cancer. A mother came to Gandhi and asked him: ‘Dear Gandhi, can you please tell my son not to eat sugar […]

Earth Saint Thich Nhat Hanh

These words of wisdom came to me from the Cloud Cottage Community of Mindful Living. These words were written by Joanna Macy, who we wrote about just a few days ago. See, for example, Taking Action For The Benefit Of All Beings. Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most beloved Buddhist teachers […]

Taking Action For The Benefit Of All Beings

Bhikkhu Bodhi, in discussion with famed activist, Joanna Macy and Pannavati Karuna, talked about taking action for the benefit of all beings. The discussion took place at an event for the benefit of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship in Berkeley, California. Of these three venerables, perhaps Joanna Macy is best known. I have heard her speak […]

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