9 Minute Meditation Course

The 9 Minute Meditation course will help you reduce or eliminate stress from your life. In just 9 minutes a day, you will be able to manage your stress, anxiety, and worries in new and different ways. 9 Minute Meditation will help you also in other aspects of your life. Your relationships with your family, […]

Loving Kindness Meditation Chant

This video presents a nice loving kindness meditation chant. It is chanted by the famous vipassana meditation teacher, S. N. Goenka at the end of each session of his 10 day meditation retreats. Metta is the Pali (ancient Indian language) word for loving-kindness. Together with compassion, sympathetic joy, and equanimity or inclusiveness, they make of […]

Let My Heart Fly Open

Welcome to 2014. May this be the year that all your dreams come true. To begin the New Year with the right mindset, I’d like to offer the following metta practice. Metta is the Pali word for loving kindness. Loving kindness, in turn, is one of the Four Immeasurable Minds taught by the Buddha. The […]

Compassion With Thich Nhat Hanh

When Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh was in the Bay Area, he appeared at The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University with Dr. James Doty on October 24, 2013. Dr. Doty engaged in a conversation on compassion with Thich Nhat Hanh, known as Thay by his followers. They talked […]

The Science of Getting Rich

In this video, Bob Proctor shares the truth about The Secret movie. He says, But I can assure you if you will study this program like I’ve studied it, like many other people have studied it you’re going to find that you’re world is going to start to change.  It’s almost like looking through pair […]

What Gives Rise To Human Dignity And Nobility?

I just found this interesting book by Venerable Dr. K Sri Dhammananda Thero. He was a Sri Lankan Buddhist monk and scholar in the Theravada tradition who lived between 1919 and  2006. He lived mostly in Malaysia and Singapore. There are many books to his credit. I stumbled across this one titled, “Human Dignity in […]

Stories We Tell Ourselves

This quote is from Sharon Salzberg, a renowned teacher of vipassana meditation and co-founder of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies with Joseph Goldstein. She is especially known for her teachings on loving kindness meditation. Mindfulness helps us get better at seeing the difference between what’s happening and the stories we tell ourselves about what’s happening, stories that […]

Mindfulness Is Not Just Bare Attention

Poep Sa Frank Jude is an OI1 member and a dharma teacher. He joined the conversation we had about the Boston bombings a couple of weeks ago. For example, see Don’t Despair – Take Action, All You Need Is Love, We Need To Root Out Seeds Of  Anger, and A Marine And An Army Veteran. I’ve been meaning to […]

In Praise Of Mother Earth

This poem came to me by email from the monks and nuns at the Deer Park Monastery of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in honor of Earth Day. IN PRAISE OF MOTHER EARTH (written by Thay, Thich Nhat Hanh)   Homage to you Refreshing Earth Bodhisattva Mother of this world with its many species. We want […]

Wedding Dream

In May 2009, I went to Israel with my family. Rachael was already there on a work-study program in architecture and Jessica was on a Birthright trip. Two of my nieces got married, Naomi on May 31 and Aviva on June 4. Aviva invited me to speak at her wedding, which I accepted. I knew […]