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it’s all good: a seed of buddhahood

January 17, 2010


THE GREAT BELL CHANT by Thich Nhat Hanh Song by Br. Phap Niem May the sound of the bell penetrate deep into the cosmos. Even in the darkest spots living beings are able to hear it clearly. So that all suffering in them cease. Understanding comes to their heart, and they transcend the path of […]

Fragments of a Letter to My Heart

January 17, 2010


namaste as  much as i like to rely on words to communicate sometimes they escape me… sometimes the Word these days cannot capture the detail, dip, curve and texture of my experience unfolding… Martin Luther King, Jr. Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols […]

Wat Thaton International Meditation Centre

September 22, 2009


Will you be travelling through Thailand, Summer 2010? Visit Wat Thaton and the International Meditation Centre where you can practice Vipassana meditation for 7-10 days under the direction of Phra Ratha Panyavudho! The Wat Thaton International Meditation Centre opens up during the Rainy Season period in Thailand. This coincides with the “Buddhist Lent” season (I […]

The Practice of True Love ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

August 30, 2009


EXCERPT FROM “THE PRACTICE OF TRUE LOVE” DHARMA TALK given during the recent 21 day retreat in Plum Village The teaching on love in the Buddhist tradition is very clear, we all need love because love make us happy, if it doesn’t then it is not love. Love has a lot of meaning, but we […]

Disarmed by Compassion

May 9, 2009


The heart receives, the mind separates… disarmed by compassion the mind stills the heart expands and reaches across with a smile. Updated HEART CATALYSTS + OPENING page

Praktis ~ Retreatin’ & Nourishin’ Self

May 3, 2009


Upcoming Retreats at Deer Park Monastery in the Great Hidden Mountains of Escondido 1)  Wake Up Young Adults Retreat Another Way of Being May 20th-24th, 2009 (for young folks ages 18-35) 2)  World Beat Sangha Weekend at Deer Park Last weekend of May 2009 (Memorial Day Weekend) Join the World Beat Sangha for a […]

Praktis ~ “Answers from the Heart” (TNH)

May 2, 2009


Picked up a copy of “Answers from the Heart” by Thich Nhat Hanh (Parallax Press). What a gentle and healing read it has been. I remember Thay sharing once about the praktis of reading dharma texts. Breathe, settle and allow the mind and body to be receptive to the “reading” because this act of reading […]