The miracle of healing

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Some time ago I felt a sudden inspiration to write a letter to my grandfather. He is 91 years old and lives in New...

Connecting Generations

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By Miranda van Schadewijk The 19th of May, the usual Sangha morning in Den Haag took a slightly different turn. Inspired by the theme of...

This is Not Your Parents’ Buddhism

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This article, written by Denise Nguyen to help promote the Viet Wake Up event in Southern California this past Spring 2014, was aimed at...

36 Years

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By Sister Hai An (Sister Ocean) 36 years 36 years was all you got 36 years to learn, to laugh, to work and to love 36 years was all...

Reconnecting My Family

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By Monastic Sister Sinh Nghiem As monastics we are allowed periodically to have a home visit. I wanted to have a home visit to see...

Alexis’ Letter about Peace after the Attacks

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Dear friends from around the world, I am writing to you from Montréal. On Friday, I lost my cousin during the attacks in France. Faced...

My Mother, My Self

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By Denise (Diem Trang) Nguyen For those of us who fled Vietnam, treasured photographs of our lives in the homeland are hard to come by. My...

Mindfulness when a Relative is Dying

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By Phil Bluckert My Dad received a terminal diagnosis of pancreatic cancer on the 19th November 2015. He deteriorated rapidly and passed away on the...

My Father and I

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By Brother Pham Hanh I still remember vividly my community as a young boy. We had to go up the stairs and into a big...

Going to a Wake Up Parents and Children Retreat with my Father

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by Danique from Wake Up Groningen, the Netherlands Friday. Sitting on my meditation pillow, I feel a nervousness in my chest. I open my eyes...

Silence.

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by Theo (Danique’s father from Wake Up Groningen, the Netherlands) Around me is silence. Sounds of breathing and the smell of incense slowly disappear into the...

Mindful Meal

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By Logan Scott Mitchell It’s the day before Father’s Day as I write this story about a mindful meal. Tomorrow will be my third Father’s...

Mindful Community Living in Athens

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With a calming breath and closed eyes, my mind travels back to Athens, Greece, and my first reaction is to smile. A smile born...

What Does It Truly Mean to Serve?

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During the five weeks I spent volunteering in Athens in October and November last year, the question “What does it truly mean to serve?”...

Mindful Parenting

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By Adrien Lecomte I was born in Belgium, and I am 30 years old. I live with my Vietnamese wife Tan and our daughter Mailys...