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Blessed With Less

Blessed With Less Live Simply In Mindfulness And Gratitude Voluntary simplicity is a way of life that puts personal, inner growth ahead of material, outer growth. Also known as simple... 



Shaping Community With Intent

It’s a balmy spring Friday afternoon, I’m sitting on the hood of my car getting reacquainted with the sun as I wait to pick up my passenger, Stuart Coles, at the subway station... 



Mindfulness of Breath

Taming the wild mind is a difficult task and it’s one of the primary reasons why meditation focuses so consistently on the breath. Just as our organs constantly work and our glands... 



Empowerment at Work

Worker co-operatives provide refuge for a workforce ailing from unstable temporary contract work and the continual threat of outsourcing. Frustrated by unjust management policies,... 



Timelessness

After spending the summer living and working at the Shambhala Mountain Center, I didn’t get a chance to return for three months. Much longer than I would have liked. As the home... 



Book Review: Peace is Every Step

This primer presents the methodology behind the practice of mindfulness in very simple and straightforward terms. Weaving poetic verse into his writings, Nhat Hanh effortlessly converts... 



Reclaiming God

My disillusionment with the Catholic Church set in as a child and culminated when I stopped going to church as a teen. The Church posed a number of problems in my mind, but I especially... 



Book Review: Calming the Fearful Mind… A Zen Response to Terrorism

"Calming the Fearful Mind: A Zen Response to Terrorism” by Thich Nhat Hanh ISBN-10: 1888375515 ISBN-13: 978-1888375510 Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh was nominated for... 



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