This letter was written in Spanish originally. You can find the Spanish version below. My dear, patient, Kique, You’ve turned 42 and you look so well! I’m very happy that you returned to the Buddhist path two years ago. You’ve realized what transformation it has brought for you and those around you. This path brings joy […]
Dear Friends, Within the last year, Brother Peace lost both of his parents, tragically, to suicide. He wrote this song for them, and for all who suffer with depression. We wish for them deep healing, and continue to practice with them in our hearts. May all beings be happy, safe, and free from sorrow and […]
The retreat has also reminded me of nourishing affirmations. Be gentle to myself. Be kind to myself. I’m grateful for my supportive family, amazing friends, and a home to continue my path of healing. I promise to take care of my inner child, Hannah Banana, better every day. I will keep in touch with her so that we can be honest with each other. If we are worried about something, I’ll breathe with her and I will share our difficulties with others for support.
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 […]
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 […]
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 – […]
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 […]
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 […]