Imagine if Congress practiced mindful communications. Eric Cantor, majority leader and lead Congressional voice of the divisive Tea Party, probably wouldn’t make statements like Occupy Wall Street pits Americans again Americans. The rhetorical battles, arm crossing and finger pointing we… Read More »What If Congress Practiced Mindful Communications?
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The Unified Buddhist Church, commonly known as the Plum Village International Sangha and personified in Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, launched a social media presence approximately one year prior to a 2009 U.S. Teaching Tour. Led by Nobel Peace Prize… Read More »Case Study: Plum Village Builds an Online Sangha
While in France, I had the opportunity to meet and have a brief conversation with zen master Thich Nhat Hanh (nicknamed Thay by his sangha). After telling him about my hopes of affecting change and awareness with the environment and… Read More »Warrior, Artist and Yogi – A Lesson in Balance
The UN Copenhagen Conference to negotiate a new global environment treaty begins today. And my mind wonders north and east across the entirety of the Atlantic Ocean. I imagine these political types gathering, making great statements and pronouncing real hope.… Read More »Copenhagen: Empty Gestures or Real Action?
Once in a while you get to meet one of those people you greatly admire in life. Caitlin and I will meet Thich Nhat Hanh, a world reknowned zen master, this Friday in Estes Park, Colorado. He is hosting a… Read More »Vacationing in the Rockies w/ Thich Nhat Hanh