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Tahanan Is Home

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Distribution of relief goods in Leyte, Philippines 2013 (photo by the author) Reflections from a Social Worker in...

Crossing the Mexican-US Border

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By Jane from Wake Up San Francisco Jane (right) with Pancho (left) & friends on a journey to...

Pilgrim’s Diary in India: Bodhgaya

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By Tuong-Vi "There are four places, the sight of which will arouse strong emotions in those with faith. Here the Tathagatha was born. Here the...

Being Myself in a Challenging Learning Environment

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By Jadzia Tedeschi Saturday, October 21, 2017 Today, we had an extraordinary half-day of classes. You know, to supplement our learning. 8:00 History: “Good morning! Let’s begin...

Working Meditation

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By Brandon Rennels The first time I stepped into a monastery was the fall of 2011 at Deer Park in California. I arrived on a...

Becoming a Better Health-Care Provider

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By Marilyn Tran I remember being a fourth-year intern as a naturopathic medical student and seeing my own patients for the first time. No doubt,...

Mindfully Angry!? ~ On Our Longing for Authenticity

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By Leni It took me a while before I understood the importance of anger. That being angry is not a sin. That you are not...

Listening Deeply in Today’s Political Climate

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By Jonathan Borella Dear friend, We've met in person before. A couple times actually. In those moments, I appreciated your large and gentle presence. I felt...

How Kids Can Be Happy in Education

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By Gijs van den Broeck My Story This essay is the result of my own experience as a teacher. For little over a year, I taught...

Courageous Authenticity: The Ground of Dharma Sharing

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At our Wake Up Oregon retreat this past March, on the last full day together, we had the most extraordinary Dharma sharing circle that...

Love in Action With the Police

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Dharma talk by Marisela Gomez at the ABC Home in September 2016 Dear friends, dear Thay, I felt very nourished during our walking meditation together....

From Crisis to Transformation

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In the spring of 2015, I received a sign of magic. I came across Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings and while listening to one of...

How to Respond Appropriately to Situations in Our Lives

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A Dharma talk by Kaira Jewel at ABC Home, New York City, in September 2016 Dear Thay, dear friends, dear Sangha, On the way to...

Forgiveness

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By Jonathan Borella As students of the Dharma, we practice to grow our compassion. The Metta Sutta exhorts us to “let our boundless love pervade...

The Treachery of Oblivion

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After years of doubt and turmoil, months of examinations, and weeks of travel, I decided to leave home for boarding school. I left the...