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Posted by Lilian on April 22, 2011

flower meditation

When we see a blooming flower, its natural beauty and fragrance never fail to lift our spirit no matter which corner of the globe we are in. Flowers bring us much joy and are a universal expression of love and appreciation for others, both in celebration and memorials. Yet a flower withers shortly after it blooms- a profound reminder of the impermanence of all life. Being with a flower mindfully is a deep meditation.

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Posted by Lilian on April 21, 2011

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin,” since our skin makes this essential nutrient when it is exposed to the sun’s rays. So, with the longer, sunnier days of spring upon us, do we need to be concerned about vitamin D?

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Posted by Lilian on April 6, 2011

Thich Nhat Hanh, Thay, Zen Buddhist master

Q: What is the best way to relieve my suffering and the suffering of my friends and family?

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Posted by Lilian on March 26, 2011

soy beans

Soy, a member of the pea family, is a subtropical plant that originated in Southeast Asian. For at least 5,000 years it has been a dietary staple in Asian countries. In the 1700 and 1800s soy spread to Europe and America. Now half of all soybean production takes place in the Midwestern United States. (Mayo Clinic)

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Posted by Lilian on March 20, 2011

Cherry Blossoms

Seeing the devastation of the tsunami and earthquake in Japan reminds us how important it is to practice gratitude, mindfulness, and savor each moment, as Thich Nhat Hanh writes in this letter:

 Dear friends in Japan,

As we contemplate the great number of people who have died in this tragedy, we may feel very strongly that we ourselves, in some part or manner, also have died.

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Posted by Lilian on March 14, 2011

This is one of my favorites. Every time I watch and listen to this video, my heart opens and is filled with wonder over our universe.  My spirit soars with inspiration and joy!

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Posted by Lilian on February 28, 2011

are you sure thich nhat hanh calligraphy

We often jump to conclusions—at work, at home, with our family and friends, or even with people we walk by on the street or encounter at the supermarket.  We all have our own sensitivities and shadows that we’ve accumulated over the years. And these sensitivities and shadows can lead our minds to leap to a conjecture that is just plain wrong. Some examples:

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