The art of Mindful living

Thich Nhat Hahn writes, teaches and lives mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hahn writes, teaches and lives mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hahn is probably the most famous monk/author who writes, teaches and lives mindfulness.
He was born in 1926 in Central Vietnam and joined monkhood at age sixteen. He is now one of the most respected Zen-masters of the world.
After traveling on peace missions to the VS and Europe in 1966 he was unable to go back to Vietnam because he was exiled.
He is also renown of his influence on Martin Luther King Jr. Thich Nhat Hahn persuaded Martin Luther King Jr. to oppose the Vietnam War publicly.
A year later the master was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

He has published some 85 titles of accessible poems, prose, and prayers, with more than 40 in English, including the best selling; Call Me by My True Names, Peace Is Every Step, Being Peace, Touching Peace, Living Buddha Living Christ, Teachings on Love,The Path of Emancipation, and Anger.

He founded Plum Village in 1982 in France. It is a Buddhist monastery were master Thich Nhat Hahn teaches, meditates and takes care of the garden when he is not traveling around the world. Thich Nhat Hahn is giving many seminars on Mindfulness all around the world, Mama-Buddha placed one of this recorded seminars below for inspiration.

This is a video of a half day seminar on mindfulness.
You should take the time to see it all, to get into that strange, wonderful flow that master Thich Nath Hahn is creating, only by talking to you.
You get still, in yourself, aware…
But if you are really short of time, start the video at 57 minutes, the teacher will start his wise lessons from here.

Mindfulness…Thich Nhat Hahn

Mindfulness, healthy foods, no stress, good workforces, Google understands!
This video is a short (4 minute video) introduction on why Google invited Thich Nhat Hahn to their campus.

Maya Angelou, a true inspirational author

Global Renaissance Woman

Inspirational author

Inspirational author

Dr. Maya Angelou is one of the most renowned and influential voices of our time. Hailed as a global renaissance woman, Dr. Angelou is a celebrated poet, memoirist, novelist, educator, dramatist, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker, and civil rights activist.
Born on April 4th, 1928, in St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Angelou was raised in St. Louis and Stamps, Arkansas. In Stamps, Dr. Angelou experienced the brutality of racial discrimination, but she also absorbed the unshakable faith and values of traditional African-American family, community, and culture.
As a teenager, Dr. Angelou’s love for the arts won her a scholarship to study dance and drama at San Francisco’s Labor School. At 14, she dropped out to become San Francisco’s first African-American female cable car conductor.

With the guidance of her friend, the novelist James Baldwin, she began work on the book that would become I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Published in 1970, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings was published to international acclaim and enormous popular success. The list of her published verse, non-fiction, and fiction now includes more than 30 bestselling titles.
Dr. Angelou has received over 30 honorary degrees and is Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University.
Dr. Angelou’s words and actions continue to stir our souls, energize our bodies, liberate our minds, and heal our hearts. [Read More] 

Maya Angelou introduces Letter to My Daughter

Some of her most famous titles are: