True Presence

What are the attributes of true presence? How do we learn to cultivate and activate them? Cheri Huber advises us that, Only presence gives us what our hearts long for. So simple, easy, beautiful and affordable! Costs us nothing; gives us everything. – Cheri Huber Her close friend, Ashwini Narayanan adds, With practice, it becomes […]

Nurturing Practices

This article is a summary of a wonderful dharma talk on nurturing practices given by Sister Mai Nghiem, a French nun and Dharma Teacher in the Plum Village Tradition. The dharma talk was given on April 29th, 2016 at the Earth Holder Retreat at the Deer Park Monastery last week. I was especially moved by […]

Secular Mindfulness For Stress Relief

These days, business leaders, politicians, and educators are using mindfulness to cope with stress. They are taking advantage of secular mindfulness for stress relief in their lives. This video from Laura Evans of Fox News in Washington, DC reports that 65% of Americans are not able to take time for themselves at least once a […]

Planting Seeds Of Compassion

On Monday, I posted the Words of Wisdom chosen by Lama Surya Das in an article titled Acceptance, Joy, Peace And Love. The quote in that article was from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, affectionately known as Thay by his followers. This quote is also from Thay and it came to me Wednesday morning from […]

Acceptance, Joy, Peace And Love

Dear Friends: This post is the 500th post on Meditation Practices For Healing and Well-Being! Thank your for your continued support. Jerome This week’s Words of Wisdom chosen by Lama Surya Das were spoken by my teacher, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Thay, as he is affectionately called by his followers, is constantly talking about being […]

Joyful Solitude!

The music in this video on joyful solitude is very relaxing. There is no speech. There is just music and affirmations floating across the bottom of the screen. I am particularly moved by the bells about half way through. The affirmations promote everlasting prosperity, abundance, peace, joy, health and happiness. Here are some of the affirmations […]

Harmony Is The Greatest Peace And Happiness

The fist monk in this video says, “Harmony is the greatest peace and happiness.” This video shows monks in a beautiful monastery. The surprising aspect of this video is that Rear Admiral E. H. Shattock is one of the people interviewed. I think you will enjoy the chanting and scenery. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYacbWcCIxw The video ends with […]