21st March 2012 – Prayer for Peace

[shashin type=”photo” id=”1548″ size=”large” columns=”max” order=”user” position=”center”] Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. Thich Nhat Hanh Permanent Prayer for Peace

20th February 2012 – Prayer for Peace

[shashin type=”photo” id=”841″ size=”large” columns=”1″ order=”user” position=”center”] Every day we do things, we are things that have to do with peace. If we are aware of our life…, our way of looking at things, we will know how to make peace right in the moment. Thich Nhat Hanh Permanent Prayer for Peace

11th February 2012 – Prayer for Peace

[shashin type=”photo” id=”832″ size=”large” columns=”1″ order=”user” position=”center”] For things to reveal themselves to us, we need to be ready to abandon our views about them. Thich Nhat Hanh Permanent Prayer for Peace

15th November 2011

[simage=428,max,n,center,] Peace is present right here and now, in ourselves and in everything we do and see. Every breath we take, every step we take, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. The question is whether or not we are in touch with it. We need only to be awake, alive in the presentContinue reading “15th November 2011”

9th September

[simage=361,max,n,center,] People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don’t even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves,Continue reading “9th September”

14th August

[simage=335,max,n,center,] When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look into the reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet if we have problems with our friends or our family, we blame theContinue reading “14th August”

18th March

The essence of love and compassion is understanding, the ability to recognize the physical, material, and psychological suffering of others, to put ourselves “inside the skin” of the other. We “go inside” their body, feelings, and mental formations, and witness for ourselves their suffering. Shallow observation as an outsider is not enough to see theirContinue reading “18th March”