Thursday, April 22

Tag: Thích Nhất Hạnh

Going Steady With Buddhism

Going Steady With Buddhism

"Life" Issues, affirmation/s, Atheism, autonomy, awareness, Buddhism, Challenge, Change, Christianity, contemplation, critical judgment, God, inner peace, liberation, meditation, Mystery, spiritual growth, spiritual practice, The Divine, Uncategorized, way of life
What follows is strictly and exclusively based on my experience and should in no way or to any extent whatsoever be interpreted as normative for others. I am speaking of and for myself here, no one else. Nor should anything I say be interpreted as a critique of Christianity, the tradition I was raised in and that I followed for about 55 of my 70 years. Whatever critique I have of Christianity is strictly and exclusively a critique of Christianity in relation to my thought, life, and experience, no one else’s. That said … I am pretty sure I am in the process – it is a process – of becoming a practicing Buddhist. I have been flirting around the edges of Buddhism for some time, studying Buddhist texts, reading books by, e.g., Alan Watts, D. T. Suzuki, Thich Nhat Hanh, et al. And all t...

Mindful Monday

awareness, Buddhism, mindfulness
Wherever we walk, whether it's the railway station or the supermarket, we are walking on the earth, and so we are in a holy sanctuary. If we remember to walk like that, we can be nourished and find solidity with each step. --Thich Nhat Hanh What are you noticing about how you walk? Photo credit: "10.Labyrinth.GWP.NW.WDC.13September2012," Elvert Barnes, 2012.