Thich Nhat Hanh

What's the Opposite of Jealousy?

<b>BUDDHIST TRADITION SPEAKS</b> of four “divine abodes,” or qualities of an awakened mind to be cultivated and put into practice. Also called the “four …

Psychology

Last Call: Here, Now, or Nowhere

<b>More words of wisdom from the Vietnamese monk Thich Nhat Hanh: “We have more possibilities available in each moment than we realize.” Photo by</b> …

Buddhism

Keep holiday overeating at bay with mindfulness

The holiday season is upon us, and excuses to overindulge are easily within reach. Reinforcing this rationalization is the promise that, when the …

Mindfulness

21 Thich Nhat Hanh Quotes to Help You Transform Negative Emotions

Negative emotions can be nothing short of <i>overwhelming</i>.<p>Negative emotions have a way of affecting — even controlling — us to where it seems impossible …

Buddhism

The Greatest Danger , by Joanna Macy

How do we live with the fact that we are destroying our world? What do we make of the loss of glaciers, the melting Arctic, island nations swamped by …

Buddhism

Would You Spend Your Vacation in Silence?

Photo by Homethods.com / Flickr<p>Is the 2,500-year-old practice of Vipassana meditation the antidote to the madness of the modern world?<p>With monastic …

Meditation

Why there is no such thing as ‘personal’ productivity

There is a concept in Buddhism known as ‘co-dependent arising,’ also referred to as ‘dependent origination.’ Though impossible to break down in a few …

Charlie Munger

7 Weird but Scientifically-Proven Ways to Be Happy

“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment.” — Thich Nhat Hanh<p>YOUR …

Self-improvement

A former congressman asked his old colleagues for book suggestions. Here’s their list.

When I used to visit troops in Afghanistan and Iraq, I liked to ask an unexpected question: “What are you reading?” The responses weren’t much different on the battlefield than at my local shopping mall. Lots of thrillers (Patterson, DeMille, Clancy), hobby magazines, continuing education texts and …

Entertainment

Overcoming Fear: Three Remedies for Fear; What Buddha had to Say About Fearlessness in Abhaya Sutta

Today, in this age of terrorism — and even the threat of nuclear attack from North Korea — fear has become top of mind, again. Creating an atmosphere …

Buddhism

Bible Belt Buddhism

I live in the heart of the Bible Belt<i>.</i> When this article is published, many of my family and friends will fear I am destined for hell. Some …

Buddhism

Naked in the Sun: Talking Transformation with “Absolutely Golden” Author D. Foy

<i>D. FOY’S LATEST NOVEL,</i> Absolutely Golden<i>, is a great time — although maybe not for some of its characters. It takes a sharp turn from the gritty</i> …

Books

A Zen Master’s Advice for Dealing with Conflict

We’re social creatures – to be human is to interact with other humans.<p>And yet, no matter hard we try, sometimes we end up in conflict with others. …

Buddhism

Truth Is Known by Its Fruits - Center for Action and Contemplation

Interfaith Friendship<p><b>Truth Is Known by Its Fruits</b> <b><br>Monday, December 4, 2017</b><p><i>If we are to have peace on earth, our loyalties must become ecumenical</i> …

Buddhism

15 Quotes Filled With Inspiring Life Lessons

Life’s lessons are a beautiful gift, but they don’t always come wrapped in a shiny, red bow. Sometimes tragedy brings us wisdom. Sometimes joy does. …

Motivation

Meet Elaine Fultz! An RT Member Profile

By A. Faulkner What is your role in the GLBTRT? Up to now, a silent member just happy […]

J K Rowling

How to Purify Negative Karma and Get What You Want

There are so many blogs about Karma and lots of lively discussions on social media, so I thought I would add my interpretations and understanding of …

Buddhism

Seeking spirituality

To view spirituality as some sort of an exotic, other-worldly pursuit, is to completely miss the point. It is a way of seeing things radically …

Spirituality

Just 18 Really Awesome Native Folks in STEM

<i>In celebration of</i> <b>Native American Heritage Month</b><i>, Women of Silicon Valley asked Native folks of all genders in STEM to share their stories with our</i> …

Indigenous Peoples

12 Pieces of Buddhist Wisdom That Will Transform Your Life

When I was little, my grandma had this little green Buddha statue.<p>It wasn’t a statue of the original Buddha, but rather a statue of what’s generally …

Buddhism

Put Down Your Phone: Why Presence Is the Best Gift You’ll Ever Give

<b>“When you love someone, the best thing you can offer is your presence. How can you love if you are not there?” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>The only thing worse …

The Brain

OPINION: Relationships that matter

Our lives are a string of relationships, sometimes completely cut off or so intertwined (and even tightly wound), sometimes in knots, and other …

Relationships

3 Mindfulness Practices for Overcoming Life's Greatest Challenges

Years ago, mindfulness practices helped me in ways I can barely describe.<p>At the time, I was experiencing extraordinary stress and anxiety from a …

Mindfulness

Living Gratitude

Twenty-five years ago, I was driving solo along the highways of New Mexico with some books on tape to keep me company. The most memorable of these …

Happiness

We Talk A Lot About 'Self-Care,' But What Does It Actually Mean?

It was late last year, around mid-September, when I finally surrendered to the fatigue. The months preceding had been besieged by nonstop work, …

Buddhism

Vietnam’s emerging destinations draw the world to nation’s culture, beauty and heritage | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Some of Vietnam’s emerging destinations, such as Hue and Phu Quoc Island, offer guests unique insights into the country.<p>Hue hosts around 2.2 million …

Vietnam

Think More, Speak Less: 8 Best Books on the Power of Silence

In the Age of Noise<p>Over the course of this short, succinct book, author Erling Kagge describes certain aspects of his life, from traveling across Antarctica to starting an upstart publishing company. And while he’s considering silence in relation to the technologically-saturated contemporary world …

Culture

10 Holistic Benefits of Meditation

There are many benefits of meditation. I hope to share with you what these are, especially if you are new to this practice. Over the years, …

Happiness

Donald Grayston: Peace-maker, peace-disturber, RIP

Donald Grayston made a difference. He did so as an Anglican parish priest and as an intellectual leader among liberal Christians on the West Coast of …

Canadian News

Time-Tested Wisdom - Center for Action and Contemplation

Living in the Now<p><b>Time-Tested Wisdom</b> <b><br>Sunday, November 19, 2017</b><p><i>Embrace the present moment as an ever-flowing source of holiness.</i> —Jean Pierre de …

Spirituality