Bells of Mindfulness

Today is Earth Day, and there is no one I know who is more committed to save Mother Earth than Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. He uses the bells of mindfulness to try to wake us up and look deeply at the condition of Mother Earth. In recent years, we have had many mindfulness bells, […]

Mother Earth Is Inside Of Us

Everyone knows that the Native Americans were very spiritual people and honored Mother Earth in ways the white men never understood in the early history of the United States. By now, hopefully, everyone realizes that mother earth is inside of us. This teaching really goes back to the time of the Buddha and even before. […]

Mother Earth Is Inside Of Us

This quote is a transcription of the first part of a dharma talk by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (know as Thay by his followers). The talk took place in Lower Hamlet, Plum Village, France on November 29, 2012. The title of the talk is “A New Teaching on the Twelve Nidanas.” The nidanas are the 12 teachings of […]