Walk for Global Peace – Sat., Nov. 18

Let’s Walk for Global Peace
at Bible park in SouthEast Denver at 1:15PM on Saturday Nov 18th.
This will be an Eyes of Compassion silent walk. Significant others are welcome.
We will:
  • circle up at the far end of the YALE AVE parking lot in front of the ball field.
  • sound the bell for noble silence at 1:25,
  • offer 5 minutes of noble silence in stillness for peace around the world,
  • listen to a letter from Plum Village,
  • walk slowly along the  (wide hard packed dirt) canal path silently embodying peace through the quality of each step,
  • return near our starting place (~ 30 minutes total walking meditation) and
  • circle up again offering a final 5 minutes of still noble silence.
Directions to James A. Bible Park Yale Ave parking lot:
6802 E. Yale Ave, Denver
From I-25, Exit on Yale heading East.
Entrance to parking lot is on the right about 0.8 miles just past Monaco.
Following the walk tea and cider will be offered at the Cowden Cottage, which is less than two miles away. For those of you who don’t know where this is, ask me (Sandy) for directions at the event.

Change to Third Mindfulness Training on “True Love”

Our local dharma teacher, Dave Hughes, has brought our attention to a letter from Brother Thay Phap Dung to the international dharma teachers concerning revisions to the third mindfulness training, on “True Love.” We’ve revised the current version of the five mindfulness trainings on our site to reflect these changes.

These changes were initiated to be more inclusive of our LGBTQIA+ community. Continue reading “Change to Third Mindfulness Training on “True Love””

Watch “Walk With Me” for free

The 2017 documentary on Thich Nhat Hanh, “Walk With Me,” is available on the streaming service Kanopy. Anyone living in Denver with a Denver Public Library card can watch it for free through Kanopy. Go to the Kanopy home page, sign in, and go here. Details on how to sign up for Kanopy can be found here. Find out how to get a library card here.  If you’re not in Denver, see if your friendly local public library also offers Kanopy. Continue reading “Watch “Walk With Me” for free”

Holiday meals

Our sangha’s Plant-Powered Practitioners Support Network (PPPSN) has been mostly inactive these last months, since the pandemic has prevented us from gathering in person to share food and videos.  However, now that the holidays are approaching, we’d like to offer support to those of you who want to leave animal products off your holiday table.

Check out this article (among many you can find online) about negotiating the holiday kindly with meat-eating family and friends.  Recipes included:

Continue reading “Holiday meals”

“America the Beautiful”

Jesse Palidofsky thinks that what America needs are new lyrics for its old song. He’s just released a beautiful single to help inspire and energize us during these tense weeks leading up to the election on November 3rd. Please listen and watch, then share this gem with your friends and social networks.

Email to TNHF

Recently, in celebrating Thay’s continuation day, Steven took a picture (via Zoom) of the Sangha singing “Happy Continuation Day to You” and sent it to  Thay in care of the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation.  This is how it came out. Also, in response to some questions, Steven says that today’s guided meditation was from Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Blooming of a Lotus, pages 107 & 108. The reading was excerpted from Thich Nhat Hanh’s The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, Chapter Eleven on Right Mindfulness.