The Thai forest monk Ajahn Chah: "The happiness of the Buddha"

My most recent article for the Piano Professional Magazine (a publication for piano teachers, published three times a year by EPTA or the European Piano Teachers Association), focuses on working aw…

"Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have." ~Buddha

"Happiness will never come to those who fail to appreciate what they already have.

Meditation Mehndi - Paisley Buddha Artwork, by Christopher Beikmann

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Food for Thought: “My Second Life” (My “First Life” was shaped from birth by society, TV, music, etc., but in “My Second Life”, I get to shape my own reality)

“Those who are free of resentful thoughts surely find peace.

"The source of love is deep in us...and we can help others realize a lot of happiness.  One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person's suffering and bring that person joy."    ~ Thich Nhat Hanh   <3 lis

"The source of love is deep in us.and we can help others realize a lot of happiness. One word, one action, one thought can reduce another person's suffering and bring that person joy.

We meditate on mindfulness of feelings to develop the perception of joy, the perception of happiness, the perception of the mental formations, and the perception of tranquility of mental formations. These perceptions remind us that like the body, feelings can be subdivided. At any given moment, we are able to notice only one kind of feeling-- pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral feelings. As with forms, feelings arise, remain present for a time, and pass away. We train ourselves to regard…

We meditate on mindfulness of feelings to develop the perception of joy, the perception of happiness, the perception of the mental formations, and the perception of tranquility of mental formations. These perceptions remind us that like the body, feelings can be subdivided. At any given moment, we are able to notice only one kind of feeling-- pleasant, unpleasant, or neutral feelings. As with forms, feelings arise, remain present for a time, and pass away. We train ourselves to regard…

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