12 Wonderful Quotes from Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

The latest news from Plum Village is that Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is in San Francisco at the UCSF Medical Center. He will receive special treatment from a team of distinguished neurologists specializing in stroke and cognitive rehabilitation. You can help by going here: www.thichnhathanhfoundation.org/healingthay. Here are 12 wonderful quotes from Zen Master Thich […]

Why Stress is Good for You

As you well know if you have been following Meditation Practices for a while, I am a big fan of Kelly McGonigal and her wonderful work at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University. Her new book, The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to […]

Alicia Keys Spoke on Finding Herself with Oprah

Alicia Keys spoke on finding herself with Oprah during this portion of a Master Class on OWN TV. She talks about how frenetic her life was as a musician and honored celebrity. She decided to take a three week break from it all and went to Egypt. She says, I was just so reinvigorated. It […]

The Spiritual Awakening of Jean Houston

In this video, we learn about the spiritual awakening of Jean Houston as she speaks with Oprah Winfrey on Super Soul Sunday. We learn that Jean Houston describes herself as an “evocateur of the possible” and a “midwife of souls.” Her first spiritual awakening began at age 6. Jean locked herself in a closet when […]

Grief that Brings Us Back to Our True Home

This poem by Alice Walker appeared on Tricycle.com. She teaches us about the grief that brings us back to our true home. Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches the our true home is living in the present moment. This is accompanied by the insight of interbeing, which is the interconnectedness of all things and the […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2014

Dear Friends: These lovely words of wisdom and photographs came to me this morning from my dear friend, Judy D. I want to share them with you because they touched me so deeply. Happy Thanksgiving 2014! “Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having […]

The Liberating Quality of Love

In this video, Dr. Maya Angelou speaks on the liberating quality of love. I believe this was on Oprah Winfrey‘s Master Class, but I’m not sure. If you find out, please let me know. She spoke about the time when her mother was dying. She says that “Love liberates:” I am grateful to have been […]

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 […]

You Have Purpose

Carolyn Myss says, “If you have life, you have purpose.” Everyone is on her or his own path, whatever that may be. There is no one on earth that doesn’t have a purpose or a path. Meditation practices, the path to well-being, can help you find you purpose, can help you find your path. Remember, […]

Let Go of Scarcity and Fear by Cultivating Joy and Gratitude

In this video, we learn to let go of scarcity and fear by cultivating joy and gratitude. It is another segment from Super Soul Sunday in which Oprah Winfrey interviews Dr. Brené Brown. Dr. Brown says, “When we lose our tolerance to be vulnerable, joy becomes foreboding, and so what we do in moments of […]