Inspiration

This is It

Lyrics and music: Sister Trang Hai An Joyfully singing: Sister The Nghiem & Sister Trang Hai An This is it! This is a happy moment This is it! This is a wonderful moment This is it! I have arrived in this moment And the only moment is now This is it! Only breath breathing This […]

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The Five Remembrances exercise : My Living Will

Friends attended “Protecting & Transforming” retreat were invited to practice the Five Remembrances * together by sharing their experience with another retreatant. After the sharing, each friend was encouraged to write a living will letter to their beloved. This is an act of love to themselves and especially, to their beloved ones. Impermanence is a […]

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The WAKE UP Song

  Footage from the Wake Up Tour USA East Coast (fall 2011) of the “Wake Up Song” by Joe Reily and Melina Bondy being sung at several universities. Produced | Directed by: Elli Weisbaum Cinematography | Editing by: Robert Walsh lyrics: – click on the button subtitles to see the lyrics in the video – […]

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A Letter to Present Me (Dear Melinda), you can be happy.

This letter was written by a teenager who visited the monastery for the first time and stayed five days practicing with friends. One night, the teenagers were invited for an activity called “Dear Present Me”. They were encouraged to write a love letter to themselves, a letter that gives them strength, courage and determination in […]

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A Letter to Present Me (Dear Michael)

This letter was written by a teenager who visited the monastery for the first time and stayed five days practicing with his friends. One night, the teenagers were invited for an activity called “Dear Present Me”. They were encouraged to write a love letter to themselves, a letter that gives them strength, courage and determination […]

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Audio: The Three Refuges

  I take refuge in the Buddha, the one who shows me the way in this life. I take refuge in the Dharma, the way of understanding and of love. I take refuge in the Sangha, the community that lives in harmony and awareness. [bell] Dwelling in the refuge of Buddha, I clearly see the […]

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