Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh

Fear by Thich Nhat Hanh The practice of living fully in the present moment – what we call mindfulness – can give us the courage to face our fears and no longer be pushed and pulled around by them..  To be mindful means to look deeply, to touch our true nature of interbeing and recognize […]

Living Buddha, Living Christ

Living Buddha, Living Christ By Thich Nhat Hanh In midwinter, St. Francis is calling out to an almond tree, “Speak to me of God!”  and the almond tree breaks into bloom.  It comes alive.  There is no other way of witnessing to God but by aliveness.  After all, the very word “spirit” means “breath,” and […]

Going Home, Jesus and Buddha as Brothers

Going Home, Jesus and Buddha as Brothers by Thich Nhat Hanh One thing contains the whole cosmos.  When we hold a piece of bread to eat, if mindfulness is there, if the Holy Spirit is there, we can eat the bread in a way that will allow us to touch the whole cosmos deeply.  A […]

Breathe, You Are Alive!

Breathe, You Are Alive! Sutra on the Full Awareness of Breathing by Thich Nhat Hanh (pronounced Tik Nat Han) “In Buddhism, the Buddha is not a person outside of us, but the energy of mindfulness, concentration, and insight in us.” Let the Buddha breathe, Let the Buddha walk. I don’t have to breathe, I don’t […]

A Pebble for Your Pocket

A Pebble for Your Pocket by Thich Nhat Hanh Mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment. Everything we are looking for is right here in the present moment. When we allow ourselves to be present, we have the capacity to touch all the wonderful things inside us and around us. Mindfulness helps us to […]