Once when my granddaughter Allie was 4 years old, a couple of her young neighbors came over to play, apologizing since it was a little late. As she opened the door, she immediately invited them in, saying, “You are ALWAYS welcome to come in.” I was struck by the warmth of this gracious gesture. It… Continue reading
Awareness Dharma Talk 2/23/20
Spring is coming alive! Tender buds and blossoms open into welcome warmth. Songbirds are here again, warbling goodmorning trills as the sun rises. Southern California is softly rousing from winter. Joy pours forth from the boundless generosity of nature, offering nourishment and beauty for all. Sometimes I forget the endless giving of land, light, trees,… Continue reading →
Being Free Where You Are Dharma Talk 2/16/20 with Jack Kornfield.
Excerpted from “Love Letter to the Earth” by Thich Nhat Hanh: “Beloved Mother of all things, I bow my head before you as I look deeply and recognize that you are present in me and that I’m a part of you. I was born from you and you are always present, offering me everything I… Continue reading →
Solitude Dharma Talk, 2/2/20. Trudy discusses the difference between solitude and aloneness vs lonliness and isolation.
Insight, Meditation, & Incarnation: East Forest and I discussed simple ways to integrate mindfulness into daily life, the importance of community, and more for his podcast “Ten Laws with East Forest.”
Humility and Confidence Dharma Talk, 1/26/20. Trudy discusses how to achieve a balance between humility & confidence.
Although Jack has been urging me to write a book for 20 years now, I’ve always felt I give my contribution to the world through my teaching. I happily share the love and wisdom that have come to me in this life, and that’s enough. Simple, intangible things satisfy me; the light of this morning’s… Continue reading →
On, January 25, 1967, Martin Luther King introduced Thich Nhat Hahn to the whole world when he nominated him for the Nobel Peace prize, stating, “. . . I do not personally know of anyone more worthy of the Nobel Peace Prize than this gentle Buddhist monk from Vietnam… He is a scholar of immense… Continue reading →