With the practice of mindful eating

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Thay hat die „Fünf Betrachtungen vor dem Essen“ modifiziert hat, um den Beitrag des achtsamen Essens auf den Klimawandel zu betonen. Siehe: http://plumvillage.org/news/new-contemplations-before-eating/

Dies hat mich zu folgendem song inspiriert, der Text stammt aus einem Brief von ihm an seine Schüler aus dem Jahre 2007, dem  „Blue Cliff Letter“.

„As a spiritual family and a human family, we can all help avert (abwenden, verhindern) climate change with the practice of mindful eating. Going vegetarian may be the most effective way to stop climate change. Being vegetarian is already enough to save the world….  Being vegetarian here also means that we do not consume dairy (Milchprodukte) and egg products, because they are products of the meat industry. If we stop consuming, they will stop producing. Only collective awakening can create enough determination for action.“ – from Thich Nhat Hanh’s 2007 (“Blue Cliff Letter”) .

Deutsch: „Als spirituelle und menschliche Familie können wir alle mithelfen den Klimawandel aufzuhalten durch die Übung achtsam zu Essen. Vegane Ernährung ist wohl die wirkungsvollste Art den Klimawandel zu stoppen. Veganer zu sein ist schon genug um die Welt zu retten.“ aus Thich Nhat Hanh’s 2007 (“Blue Cliff Letter”) .

Den Brief gibt es in Englisch (Druckversion) und Deutsch (Druckversion). Weiteres zu diesem Thema findest du in Thays Buch Die Welt ins Herz schließen.

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Ich habe seit Weihnachten 2013 auch auf vegan umgestellt, zusätzlich ermutigt von einem Buch von Raphael Fellmer, der Klimaschutz und Tierschutz mit dem Protest gegen die Geldwirtschaft auf spannende Weise im täglichen Leben verbindet („Glücklich ohne Geld“). Und durch das „Vegan for Fun“ Kochbuch von Attila Hildmann, der keine Hemmungen vor Vitamin-Tabletten hat („besser als später Herztabletten zu schlucken“) und tolle vegane Gerichte zaubert.

Time Is Life (not money)

Thay am 22.12.2013

Thay am 22.12.2013

Thay: „This year we had the opportunity to visit Google and spend a whole day practicing with the employees. We noticed the people there practiced whole-heartedly – they did walking, sitting, and eating mediation. A company like that wants to succeed and be #1 but there is also so much suffering. They do not have the time to take care of their body, feelings, emotions, families, etc. They see a need for a spiritual practice so they can suffer less. Time is no longer money. Time is peace. Time is life.

(Full dharma talk and script see: http://tnhaudio.org/2013/12/23/1-happy/

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A Sangha Can Help Us

Sangha Is Home

Sangha Is Home

Noch ein song aus einem Abschnitt des Vortrags von Thay vom 29.12.2013 entstanden:

„The fifth and sixth exercises of mindful breathing help us cultivate a feeling of joy and happiness. This is the art
of happiness. And the seventh and eighth help us to handle the painful feelings and emotions. We can generate
the energy of understanding and compassion. This is the third element of coming to our true home. We also
know that a group of people, a sangha can help us cultivate the collective energy of peace, joy, and happiness.
Sangha is also home.“ Thich Nhat Hanh (Dharma Talk in Upper Hamlet of Plumvillage, 29.12.2013)

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We are all flowers in the garden of humanity

Blumen_k_ovalThay: „…The practice of mindful breathing brings our mind in touch with our body. Our body may be our first home. Are you in conflict with your body? Do you hate your body? We are all flowers in the garden of humanity. Do we know how to take care of our flowerness? Getting in touch with our body is the first step….“ (Ganzer Vortrag und Zusammenfassung (in Englisch) bei: http://tnhaudio.org/2013/12/28/got-true-home/ )

What have I done

20131103_111231What have I done in the year 2013? Have I learned to produce a feeling a joy, a feeling of happiness? We can produce a moment of joy, a moment of happiness at any time, for us and for the people we love. Have we been able to take care of the painful feelings and emotions during the year 2013? If we do not learn these things then we will end up repeating this in the next year. This is why we have our practice phrase for next year: “New Year New Me” and “Joy Within, Joy all Around.” Dharma-Talk transscript see http://tnhaudio.org/2013/12/30/year-2014-right-now :

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practice walking meditation every day

gehen_kThay: „Setting an intention for the coming year. Maybe you make a promise for the year 2014 that you will practice walking meditation every day when walking from the parking lot to your work. Thay shares about a retreat in Hong Kong where he shared about walking meditation, having a connection to a teacher, and about not using the telephone and still feeling connected. Walking meditation can be your connection to Thay – as you walk, know that you are walking with your teacher and the sangha. Mindfulness practice is not difficult.“

Letting Go Gives Us Freedom

tibetflag„Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.“

― Thich Nhat Hanh, Heart of Buddha’s Teaching – See more at: http://www.verybestquotes.com/letting-go-give

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