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Touching Freedom – Wake Up UK Retreat for Young Adults

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“For me, there is no happiness without freedom and freedom is not given to us by anyone; we have to cultivate it ourselves.” Thich Nhat Hanh Experience mindful living for 5 days with other young adults in the tranquil countryside in Gloucestershire, south-west England. In today’s hectic world, we all experience stress, pressures, anxiety about

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A Short Break Can Go a Long Way

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By Deirdre Mullins Over the last few weeks, broadcaster John Murray and Cork hurler Conor Cusack have spoken openly about their struggles with depression. The musician Bressie, rugby analyst Brent Pope and author Marian Keyes have also discussed their own emotional struggles. Thanks to this openness, the stigma about mental health seems to be lifting

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Economics of Happiness” WakeUp Retreats in EIAB – Waldbröl

„Economics of Happiness” WakeUp Retreats im Europäischen Institut für Angewandten Buddhismus in Waldbröl

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A Young Monastic’s Dream

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My dear students, near and far, In the Daily Chanting book, there is a chant that I really liked when I was a novice. The prose of this piece is very beautiful, and its content has a great capacity to nourish the aspiration of monastics. Every time the novice Phùng Xuân [Thầy’s earlier name] chanted

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A very important exercise is to eat in silence and calmness, even if only for a few minutes. It keeps us away from distractions that get in the way of having real contact with our food. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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