Mindful Consumption Can Save Mother Earth

In 1985, I heard Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, “If the West stops drinking alcohol by 50%, there would be enough food to feed the world.” I never was a big drinker, and this statement made sense to me. After his lecture, I no longer shared wine of beer with my 49er or tennis buddies. […]

Change Your Mind Change Your World Conference

The Change Your Mind Change Your World Conference is to be held on May 15 at the Overture Center for the Arts, Overture Hall in Madison, Wisconsin. The event is being co-hosted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center and the Global Health Institute, both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Waisman Center […]

Mindfulness Of Breathing And Walking

In June of this year, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (known as Thay by his followers) opened the 21 day retreat, The Science of the Buddha, with the dharma talk in this video. The talk was given on June 2 in Lower Hamlet in Plum Village. In the opening segment, Thay talked about how suffering and happiness […]

Compassion And Altruism In Dogs

In my upcoming post on Meditation Practices, “Compassion Research Has Gone Mainstream,” I mention that “compassion and altruism are innate qualities that all people (and animals – see photo!) share.” This video proves that dogs have compassion and act in altruistic ways. When I was on retreat with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in Vancouver  during […]

The Buddhist Teaching of Non-Self

In a recent post on Best Meditation Videos, I asked the question, “Is there a self?” The post was inspired by a video featuring Dr. Thomas Metzinger, a philosophy professor and cognitive scientist. His answer to my questions is, “No!” The Buddhist teachings on non-self were outlined in that post. Here, we provide deeper look into the […]

Musical Heart Sutra

The Heart Sutra is one of the most important teachings in Japanese Buddhism. It is chanted several times a day in a rhythmical monotone. Understanding the essence of the Heart Sutra leads to great wisdom. The subject of this video is great mantra which is chanted at the end of the Heart Sutra. Gate gate […]

We All Have What It Takes To Thrive

Thrive is a two hour movie that has been reviewed on Best Meditation Videos. The movie demonstrates that we all have what it takes to thrive rather than merely survive. We All Have What It Takes To Thrive httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OibqdwHyZxk This article presents an expansion of three of the themes presented in the movie: interbeing or […]

Lilou Mace Interview With Sonia Choquette

This interview with Sonia Choquette was conducted by Lilou Mace. Lilou Mace asked, “Do you have any advice for mediation?” The answers were revealing. Meditation quiets fears and emotions. It is like you are sitting on God’s lap! It allows yourself to go back to your experience and lets intuition come in. Please watch the […]

We All Have What It Takes To Thrive

Thrive is a two hour movie that should be watched in its entirety to get the full impact. It is one of those controversial movies that you either love or ignore. This one should not be ignored. Many of the facts presented by Forster Gamble and his wife have been presented in other movies in […]

Guided Meditation For Mindfulness of Breathing

Preparation Having the right environment for meditation practice sessions can help enhance your experience. You are welcome to try different settings until you land on one that you feel especially comfortable in and easily relate to. There is no need to set up a fancy alter or sit on the floor in the lotus position […]