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On Sending Metta to the Nepal Earthquake Victims
Metta is a thing of the heart and has to do with generating and expressing goodwill and loving - kindness to various beings — oneself, close friends, near friends, “neutral” people (people you know of but don’t know personally) and the hardest of all, “diff...
"When understood, the Buddha's universe..is anything but alien and inhibiting. It is a world full of hope, where everything we need to do can be done and everything that matters is within human reach. It is a world where kindness, unselfishness, non-violence, and compassion achieve what ...
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A New Year's Message from Thich Nhat Hanh
NEW YEAR’S MESSAGE FROM THICH NHAT HANH ~ Dharma Talk given by Thich Nhat Hanh on December 28, 1997 in Plum Village, France ~ Beginning Anew ~ The New Year is a great opportunity to begin anew. Because many people
look at the new year, the year to come, w...
"When understood, the Buddha's universe..is anything but alien and inhibiting. It is a world full of hope, where everything we need to do can be done and everything that matters is within human reach. It is a world where kindness, unselfishness, non-violence, and compassion achieve what ...
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The Power of Skillful Restraint
The non-violence of Buddhism, the willingness to simply be with what is
and what arises, without resistance, is one profound truth of Buddhism.
But as Neils Bohr once famously commented, the opposite of one profound
truth may be another profound truth -...
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Thanksgiving Thought - Gratitude for Awakening Light
In dealing with and working on your difficult mental and emotional
stuff, always remember that the dark cannot impose upon the light in
you. Mental darkness has no being to it, for it is only the mental argument
of absence, not the actual presence of ab...
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With warm metta to all beings and wishes for a new year of awakening and transformation. 
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Opening Up to the Sunlight of Awareness - Thich Nhat Hanh
"Beginning meditators
usually think they must suppress all thoughts and feelings (often
called “false mind”) in order to create conditions favorable to
concentration and understanding (called 'true mind'). They use methods
such as focusing their attenti...
"When understood, the Buddha's universe..is anything but alien and inhibiting. It is a world full of hope, where everything we need to do can be done and everything that matters is within human reach. It is a world where kindness, unselfishness, non-violence, and compassion achieve what ...
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What to Do When You Fall Into "Waiting for Something to Happen" Mode
Try to notice when you fall into the mode of “waiting for something to happen.” Note that if you are “waiting for something to happen,” you are not really present, but fixated, sometimes even obsessed with some future occurrence. Note how your “center” is...
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Thanksgiving Thought - You Are Your Own Man or Woman
You are your own man or woman. You were not meant to be what your
parents wanted you to be. You were not meant to be what society wanted
you to be. You were meant to discover and be your unique and precious
own self. Parents and society weren’t meant t...
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    Independent Writer & Editor, 2009 - present
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Senior Science Editor and Social Studies Book Editor, 2002 - 2007
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