The Ancient Practice Of Awakening Your Heart with Mindful Breathing

I was surprised to receive an email from Omvana, a product of Mindvalley about the ancient practice of awakening your heart with mindful breathing. The video is from the public talk in Vancouver, Canada in August 14, 2011, after the retreat at the University of British Columbia called Awakening the Heart. I attended the retreat, […]

How to Invite the Bell

I go to many Buddhist events and everywhere, someone becomes the bell master and invites the bell. I listen to many dharma talks by many different dharma teachers and they often invite the bell. However, I have never come across another teacher who is as wonderful a bell master as Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. […]

Nine Factors for Radical Remission

These nine factors for radical remission came to my attention twice last week. The first encounter was with a friend who I met for tea. David showed me the list of nine factors for radical remission after I told him about the Seven Principles of Mindfulness in Healing and showed him the diagram. These seven […]

Building a Beloved Community

For the past six years, I have been building a beloved community. The community is the Mindfulness in Healing sangha which meets on Wednesday nights at the Pine Street Clinic in San Anselmo, California from 7:00 to 8:30 PM. This beloved community has changed a lot over the years. My original concept when it began […]

Deep Listening with Thich Nhat Hanh

Aren’t we lucky today? Yes we are! We have a video from Super Soul Sunday in which Oprah Winfrey interviews Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. In this video, we will learn about compassionate listening or, what we call in our sangha, deep listening with Thich Nhat Hanh (known as Thay by his followers) and its […]

The First Precept

Bernie Glassman is back again with more words of wisdom from Tricycle Daily Dharma. This time, he is talking about the first precept taught by the Buddha. The traditional rendering of this precept is, “Non-killing,” or  “To abstain from killing any living creature.” This is sometimes taken to extreme by certain monks and nuns in […]

Surrendering to Our Grief

Frank Ostaseski is one the founders of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. It was founded in 1987 by members of the San Francisco Zen Center and its doors have been open since 1990. I have had more than three previous occasions to encounter the Zen Hospice Project. When my friend, Richard Dahut was […]

Flow of Love Guided Meditation

This video is the flow of love guided meditation. This guided meditation, is about love, unconditional love, for your self, for others, for those who you wish to bring to your heart. It’s very simple. It’s for everyone. It should be done with your eyes closed, but if you don’t like it, enjoy the images. […]

What To Do When You Hit Rock Bottom

In this video, Jessica Ortner of The Tapping Solution talks to Sonia Ricotti about what to do when you hit rock bottom. This video is a great introduction to what you will get out of Sonia Ricotti’s webiner workshop, “The 3 Step Proven Formula to Bounce Back Instantly (and higher than ever) When Life Knocks […]

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