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The Sound of the Rising Tide

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We children of the Earth Scattered far and wide We heard the call, the distant call the mighty call, of the of the rising tide And our hearts aflame with remembering a memory beyond recall We came to build A community of love To learn, to train, to serve To embrace all our pain And

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New Year’s Prayer 2014

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This prayer was offered by the Plum Village fourfold sangha as part of the midnight ceremony to mark the dawn of the New Year 2014. Dear Beloved Father Sun – Bodhisattva Mahavairocana Tathagata, Dear Beloved Mother Earth – Bodhisattva Mahagaia, Dear Beloved Ancestors, both Spiritual and Genetic,   We present ourselves before you at this

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Earth Hug

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Think about it. Who has supported you all your life without asking for anything in return? Fresh air, clear water, food, stability and unconditional love… The earth provides. the earth cares. the earth loves! It’s about time we love her back again… Every day – every moment… And with a huge collective earth hug right

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Love Letter to the Earth

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While many experts point to the enormous complexity in addressing issues ranging from the destruction of ecosystems to the loss of millions of species, Thich Nhat Hanh identifies one key issue as having the potential to create a tipping point. He believes that we need to move beyond the concept of the “environment,” as it

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At the Foot of the Mountain

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At the foot of the mountain there is a stream take the water from the stream and wash yourself you’ll be cured…. you are cured Under the soles of your feet, there is the Earth Take a step, touch the Earth. Don’t you feel the stream? And you’ll be free…you are free In the heart

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Touch the Earth and Begin Anew

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Article appearing on p. 12 of the Southern German Newspaper, the Suddeutsche Zeitung, Saturday-Sunday 1st-2nd June 2013. Based on an interview given in August 2012 at the EIAB. Translated from German. The Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh on suffering, hope and good business. Interview by Malte Conradi and Sarah Raich Waldbröl- If Yoda, the wise

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Upgrading the Mindfulness Bell

Your support will help us to make sure the Mindfulness Bell is accessible to Sangha members around the world – online and in print – as a medium to sustain our community’s essence of brotherhood and sisterhood, and to nourish each other on the path of practice. Read more ››

Just as St Francis saw the Almond tree burst into bloom, so does mindfulness help us arrive in the present moment to see and hear the wonders of life – to see and hear God. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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