Thich Nhat Hanh

Gratitude for Food: Why I Fasted on Thanksgiving

Girlfriend@Gaiam by Girlfriend@Gaiam | November 28th, 2012 | 3 Comments
topic: Girlfriend@Gaiam, Giving Back, Personal Growth | tags: dinner, eating, empathize, empathy, family, fast, fasting, feast, food, food bank, friends, grateful, gratitide, holiday, homeless, hungry, mindful, mindfulness, poor, thankful, thanks, thanksgiving, Thich Nhat Hanh

Fasting

I love good food and celebrations with family and friends. Which makes Thanksgiving one of my favorite holidays — it serves up both in spades!

But this Thanksgiving, I did something a little different. Rather than filling my belly with the usual feast, I decided to observe a day of fasting, which I followed up with a donation to our local food bank.

That’s right: a no-food Thanksgiving!

All Manner of Mindfulness: How I Spent My Day with Thich Nhat Hanh

Kate Hanley by Kate Hanley | October 23rd, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Personal Growth | tags: Buddhism, live in the moment, Martin Luther King, meditation, mindful eating, mindful walking, mindfully, mindfulness, Omega Institute, peace, practicing mindfulness, relaxation, Thich Nhat Hanh

ThayMarqueeIf you could attend a workshop with Gandhi, the Dalai Lama or Martin Luther King, Jr., you’d sign up just as fast as you could, wouldn’t you? I felt just as excited when I heard that Thich Nhat Hanh — a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, master meditation teacher and renowned advocate for peace — was offering a day of mindfulness near my home. The day-long program was put on by the Omega Institute at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, meaning all this Brooklynite mom had to do was arrange for childcare and get on the subway. Done.

Go Ahead: Make Everyone Take Off Their Shoes at Your Door

Cheryl Terrace by Cheryl Terrace | December 20th, 2008 | 2 Comments
topic: Detox, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home | tags: detox your home, healthy home, pesticides, shoes, Thich Nhat Hanh, toxins, walking meditation

One of the easiest things we can do to make our homes, and ourselves, healthier is to remove our shoes. This simple ‘step’ helps keep all that nasty stuff (dirt, pesticides, you name it) out of our indoor environments, helping to keep toxins and pollutants out of our homes.