Featured Articles and Journals: Thich Nhat Hahn

January 20, 2014
In this interview with Oprah Winfrey,  Thich Nhat Hahn recalls a breakfast meeting with Martin Luther King Jr. He was late arriving, but King kept the food warm for him.  Hahn told King that the people of Vietnam regarded him as a...
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November 16, 2013
I remember the first time I saw a headline touting "mindfulness" on the cover of O, the Oprah magazine, which also extolls the benefits of a $250 french fry maker and $300 Ugg boots. I was disconcerted. This was several years ago, and I was fairly...
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May 8, 2013
My sitting practice is more or less nonexistent right now. I hate admitting that. I am so relieved to admit that. I feel both at the same time.
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August 23, 2012
  A friend who is far smarter than I once told me that it’s possible that both time and space not to exist. This was too much for me. The idea that one moment (time) would not follow the next and that in the place of something (space) there...
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May 3, 2012
  My little baby continues to be the best teacher I’ve ever had.At a little over two months old, he is wiser, more thoughtful and more attuned to his natural rhythms than I could ever hope to be. And like most teachers I’ve studied with, I...
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April 14, 2012
If you do not give yourself peace, how can you share it with others? If you do not begin your peace work with yourself, where will you go to begin it? To sit, to smile, to look at things and really see them, these are the basis of peace work. Thich...
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March 31, 2012
We must not be cowed or intimidated by the weight of authority or traditions if we are to be enriched by them rather than be oppressed by them. Christina Feldman
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January 23, 2012
"I just did something really stupid."  "If I weren't always impatient, I'd be a better person."  "It was my fault, I screwed it up again."  "I should pay attention and not make so many mistakes."  "That was a dumb thing to do."...
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January 9, 2012
For many of us, simply caring for ourselves is a counterintuitive and confusing process.  We may equate kindness with material goods, and so buy ourselves clothes or goods to quench dissatisfaction; or we might believe an indulgence will make...
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December 31, 2011
We give up what makes us feel bad about ourselves, at least in retrospect, and take on what makes us feel good about ourselves. Practicing the precepts is said to result in the bliss of blameless.
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December 3, 2011
Since March, at least 11 Tibetan nuns and monks have set themselves on fire in protest of Chinese repression  
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October 21, 2011
In a his post on The Interdependence Project's Blog about Occupy Wall Street, Michael Stone quotes the philosopher Slavoj Žižek, who spoke to the New York Occupiers at Zuccotti Parkon October 9:
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October 7, 2011
With all the buzz about Occupy Wall Street this week, I love even more that the heading on the IDP’s “About Us” page reads: Get Connected. Because We Already Are. The mission, as articulated under this heading, explains that the...
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June 16, 2011
There was a big story in the sports world this week. In the NBA finals, the Miami Heat, a vaunted team of All Stars and outsized personalities was to lay waste to a rag-tag Dallas Mavericks squad simply by showing up. But instead, the flashy...
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April 21, 2011
The New York Times recently ran an article about Sri Sri Ravi Shankar visiting Manhattan. There was Mr. Shankar in flowing robe, with orange shawl, strolling in Times Square looking like, well, a Buddhist, but in that often lampooned way. And I...
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by ellen s
December 10, 2010
A quick nudge today: go see Saint Misbehavin' at the IFC in New York City if you can. A documentary biography of Wavy Gravy, born Hugh Romney, a clown, activist, commune leader, Woodstock veteran, and more-or-less awesome dude. I knew...
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October 7, 2010
  A while back I investigated my life as a performer in film and television as it related to the Eightfold Path, and I promised myself I’d come back to it. The step that seemed to be the most complicated was that of Right...
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