Martin Luther King And Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh Were Friends

These words of wisdom were spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King. They come on January 20, 2014, Martin Luther King Day in the United States. It is well known that Dr. Martin Luther King and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh were friends. In fact, Dr. King nominated Thich Nhat Hanh (known as Thay by his […]

Secular Mindfulness

In the recent article, Google Likes Thich Nhat Hanh, we saw that mindfulness has made a lasting impression on certain types of business such as Google, Facebook, Twitter, and the like. The companies are offering classes in mindfulness in hopes of increasing the productivity of their workers. We call this secular mindfulness, because it leaves […]

The Vanishing Bucket List

My dharma brother and fellow OI1 member, Peter Cutler, posted this article on the OI Discussion board on Friday, October 4. I wrote back that what he wrote fits very nicely with Dr. Sara Gordon‘s article, Undivided Self. Peter’s writing about the vanishing bucket list is clear and interesting. The Vanishing Bucket List Whether we […]

Pearl Of Wisdom

This pearl of wisdom was written by Tao-hsuan in the early part of the seventh century. He was an important Chinese Buddhist scholar and the founder of the Lu-Tsung disciplinary school of Chinese Buddhism. One of the major teachings of the Buddha was written down as the Vinaya, which are the rules of conduct monastics living […]

Many Types of Mindfulness Meditation

In this article, I am going to review Dr. Philippe Goldin‘s Google Talk from March 1, 2008. I have already posted the video as Meditation Practices: How Do They Affect The Brain? My purpose in this article is to extract one of the slides from the video and expand on it from the point of view […]

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