Thich Nhat Hanh on suffering

This is a part of an interview Oprah had with Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk, who’s teachings in my opinion are of the same essence as teachings of Eckhart Tolle. This is quite a large article and I wanted to post portions of it that especially resonate with me at this time. Here is a link to the… Continue Reading


Thich Nhat Hanh on mindful eating

As I am reading Thich Nhat Hanh’s “Living Buddha, Living Christ” there many passages that are very important to me and to be able to easily refer to them later, I will post them here. This one is on mindful eating. And we chew each morsel of food thoughtfully, as least thirty times, to help… Continue Reading


My first Sangha meeting

Last Sunday my husband and I, for the first time joined a Sangha meeting. This particular group follows teachings of Thích Nhat Hanh. It was a wonderful experience, especially for me, to be able to just sit there for 20 minutes with the only purpose of meditation, followed by 20 minutes of walking meditation, then… Continue Reading


Thich Nhat Hanh on dealing with emotions like fear

Another wonderful excerpt form an interview Thich Nhat Hanh recently gave Oprah. This one is about handling feelings like fear. I understand that eventually we learn to avoid reacting to our situation, to events in our lives, avoid getting angry for example, but until then Thich Nhat Hanh shows us how to handle it when it arises. Oprah: Is… Continue Reading


Thich Nhat Hanh on deep listening

This is something I personally struggle with. It is easy for me to stay present when along or with my family or other happy positive friends I have. However, some people we have to interact with are not so happy, nor positive. Or we have a friend going through some difficult times. In my case, I try to comfort them, while… Continue Reading


Thich Nhat Hanh on mindfulness

This is a great article on Oprah.com. Oprah interviews  Thich Nhat Hanh, a Buddhist monk, who’s teachings in my opinion are of the same essence as teachings of Eckhart Tolle. This is quite a large article and for my own easy reference I wanted to post here only some portions of it that especially resonate with me at this time.… Continue Reading