Keep Our Compassion Alive

The People’s Climate Train, climate march and Flood Wall Street occurred while I was in Spain. My dharma brother, David Nelson, filmed the event and has made his film public. What we learn is that we need to keep our compassion alive as Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) says, May we keep our compassion […]

A Cosmic Collision

Last night, I completed watching a movie that involved a cosmic collision. It took me three tries to completely watch the movie, partly because it was relatively slow moving and partly because my wife wasn’t interested in it at all. The Danish movie, Melancholia, by Lars Von Trier stars Kristen Dunst (Justine), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Claire, Justine’s sister) and Kiefer […]

Meditation Practices for Mindful Eating

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has spoken quite often about the importance of mindful eating. He has, in fact, given us mindfulness practices for mindful eating. For example, in Plum Village or even at retreats in the United States or Canada, every meal is consumed in mindfulness. For the first twenty minutes or more, we […]