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Posted by Lilian on June 28, 2011


We spend fourty billion dollars a year on coffee in America. Is it helping or harming us? Recent observational studies suggest that moderate coffee consumption may be healthy. 

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Posted by Lilian on June 20, 2011

Why does Thay say that smiling is the most basic kind of peace work?  A smile not only helps to relax ourselves, releasing our own tension and anxiety so that we can touch more peace. The smile on our face will bring more pleasant feelings to others.

Thay sees smiling as integral to mindfulness practice:

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Posted by Editor on June 14, 2011

simple spring breakfast

I enjoy mindfully preparing and eating this breakfast on spring, summer, or even on fall mornings when I need to fix a fast breakfast.

The nut or soy butter is a good source of healthy protein.  The blueberries are naturally sweet and loaded with antioxidants, and the whole grain bread is a good source of fiber and minerals.

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Posted by Lilian on June 7, 2011

Call me by my true names Thich Nhat Hanh

After a long meditation, I wrote this poem. In it, there are three people: the twelve-year-old girl, the pirate, and me. Can we look at each other and recognize ourselves in each other? The title of the poem is "Please Call Me by My True Names," because I have so many names. When I hear one of the of these names, I have to say, "Yes."

Please Call Me By My True Names

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Posted by Lilian on May 30, 2011


Building a healthy community is very important to our practice. Within this caring community we are liberated from our perceptions of separateness. We are free to share our practice, our reflections and ourselves, openly. This nurturing environment allows us to let go of judgment and misperceptions because we know that in this group, there is positive company, love and support.

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Posted by Lilian on May 23, 2011
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Posted by Lilian on May 16, 2011

breast cancer walk

Have you been waiting for a little extra motivation to get outside and exercise? Luckily, spring is the season of activity for a cause and there are hundreds of events in the coming months dedicated to supporting nonprofits through gifts of time and physical activity.

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Posted by Lilian on May 9, 2011


The average American eats about two-and-a-half cups of fruits and vegetables each day—and if you subtract potatoes and fruit juice, even less than that! On average, Americans only eat about ¾ of a cup of dark green vegetables each weekabout a tenth of a cup a day.  That’s far short of the amounts that nutrition experts recommend to stay healthy

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Posted by Lilian on May 3, 2011

In this short video Thay discusses nirvana. Here is a transcription of some of his key points:

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Posted by Lilian on April 28, 2011

staph bacteria

An alarming study reveals high levels of drug resistant Staph bacteria in meat and poultry sold in U.S. grocery stores.

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