#TheSuchnessofSangha: on “sitting together” ~ thich nhat hanh

Sitting alone is wonderful. Sitting with a friend makes meditation easier. There is a Vietnamese saying that goes like this: “When you eat rice, you need to have soup.” When you practice mindfulness, you have to have friends. When we sit together, we generate a collective energy of mindfulness that is very powerful… The collective…

big sky mind: a constellation of mindfulness

from the observer, seemingly versed in the nature of the cosmos: looking down from on high, we were moving like a constellation. indeed. the energy of mindfulness has gravity. compassion, a palpable magnetism. the suchness of sangha generates an abiding + nourishing peace.

gassho: shining the light on sybil shelton-ford

  Kismet. Synchronicity. Divine Intervention. The Power of Intention. Before I even realized I was ready, my teacher appeared!  I can get tired of treading the same streets and sometimes look for new routes to explore and new sights to soak in.  That day in November 2005, I wandered along a quiet downtown block that I hadn’t…

remembrance + reconciliation: prayers for thanksgiving

Originally posted on dhamma for mama*:
Today, may we appreciate this food and remember those who are hungry. May we appreciate our family and friends and remember those who are alone. May we appreciate our health and remember those who are sick. May we appreciate the freedoms we have and remember those who suffer injustice and…