Remembering Dr Martin Luther King Jr

Today in the United States is a day of remembering Dr Martin Luther King Jr. As portrayed in the movie, Selma, Dr. King was a man who believed in non-violence. He took on the whole country to try to rid us of our  discrimination against people of color. To a large extent, he was very […]

What is the Spiritual Life?

In the Spring, 2013 issue of Inquiring Mind, Pico Iyer was asked, “What is the spiritual life?” Part of Pico Iyer’s answer was, “…my sense (or prejudice) has always been that a spiritual life is whatever brings the clarity and stillness, the sharpened awareness of the mountaintop into the rush and confusion and congestion of […]

Earth Saint Thich Nhat Hanh

These words of wisdom came to me from the Cloud Cottage Community of Mindful Living. These words were written by Joanna Macy, who we wrote about just a few days ago. See, for example, Taking Action For The Benefit Of All Beings. Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most beloved Buddhist teachers […]

Malala Yousafzai Spoke Like The Buddha

Malala Yousafzai spoke like the Buddha when Jon Stewart interviewed her on the Daily Show on October 8. When he asked her how she reacted to the Taliban wanting her dead, she said, I started thinking about that, and I used to think that the Talib would come, and he would just kill me. But […]

In Memory Of Dr. Martin Luther King

I offer this post in memory of Dr. Martin Luther King. He and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh knew each other and were friends. They both worked diligently for human rights and to stop the war in Vietnam. Dr. King even nominated Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize. In a letter to his […]

Thich Nhat Hanh Chants On The Path To Well-Being

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is probably the best known teacher of Buddhism other than the Dalai Lama. He is the author of many books. At 86, he is still leading retreats for monks, nuns lay men and lay women. In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize. Thay, as […]

The Dalai Lama Met With Aung San Suu Kyi

The Dalai Lama met with Aung San Suu Kyi on June 19, 2012. Aung San Suu Kyi is the opposition leader for the Burmese people. She has spent most of the last twenty years in house arrest. During all that time, she continued to lead her people on the path to democracy. She is the […]

Governments Need Mindfulness – Not Enemies

You may be wondering why a website devoted to meditation practices would have something about how governments need mindfulness – not enemies. Read on and you will find out how and why. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has been a peace activist in the world since 1964. At that time, his goal was to put […]