1-20-17 After the Election - a Buddhist perspective by Jack Kornfield
January 20, 2017
Dharma for a Difficult Time
Whatever your point of view,
take time to quiet the mind and tend to the heart.
Then go out and look at the sky.
Remember vastness, there are seasons to all things—
gain and loss, praise and blame, expansion and contraction.
Learn from the trees.
Practice equanimity and steadiness.
Remember the timeless dharma amidst it all.
Think of the best of human goodness.
Let yourself become a beacon of integrity, with your thoughts, words and deeds.
Integrity in speech and action, virtue, and non-harming bring blessings.
Remember the Noble Truths, no matter the politics or the season:
Greed, hatred and ignorance cause suffering.
Let them go.
Love, generosity, and wisdom bring the end of suffering.
Remember the Buddha’s counsel,
“Hatred never ends by hatred but by love alone is healed. This is the ancient and eternal law.”
The human heart has freedom to choose love, dignity, and respect.
In every circumstance, embody respect and cultivate compassion for all.
Let yourself become a beacon of dharma.
Amidst the changes, shine with courage and trust.
This is your world. Plant seeds of goodness and water them everywhere.
Then blessings will grow for yourself and for all.
12-1-16 Annual Holiday Peace Campaign - Healing a Divided Nation
December 1, 2016
Thich Nhat Hanh
9-21-16 Join us for year 4 of Peace Link!
September 21, 2016
on the International Day of Peace!
whenever you can,
and pause for peace...
Use this brief pause to center yourself in your heart,
link with others,
contribute to peace each day through your actions and choices.
7-4-16 A prayer for peace on the 4th of July weekend...
July 4, 2016
4-22-16 Celebrate the 46th Anniversary of Earth Day
April 22, 2016
Any genuine vision of peace must also include peace with the earth. April 22 marks the 46th anniversary of Earth Day. On this day, we join with others from every country to affirm the importance of living in harmony with the natural world.
Earth Day offers us an opportunity to renew and strengthen our commitment to finding a healthy balance between the needs of human beings and the needs of our living planet, for ourselves and for future generations.
I'll make it my habit to go outdoors each day and pause...
to notice the light and the colors and the sounds of the season,
to feel my feet on the earth,
to breathe deeply of the life that springs forth all around me,
to be grateful,
and to listen...
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