To Bow or Not To Bow

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Thay has often said to his students, “To bow or not to bow is not the question. The important thing is to be mindful.” When we greet someone with a bow, we have the chance to be present with that person and with the nature of awake-ness, of Buddhahood, within us and within the other person. We do not bow just to be polite or diplomatic, but to recognize the miracle of being alive.

Mindfulness Apps

When we work with our computers it is very easy to become completely lost in our work, and we may even forget that we have a body. We can program a bell of mindfulness on our computer, so that every fifteen minutes or so the bell sounds, as a gentle reminder to stop and go back to ourselves. You may like to see some of our recommended Mindfulness Apps here ››