Saturday, February 13, 2010

Thich Nhat Hanh Magazine News

(picture from Shambhala Sun Magazine)

Oprah interviews Thich Nhat Hanh in O Magazine. On news stands,February 15th. Feature title, Call Me By My True Names.

Thich Nhat Hanh article in Shambhala Sun, Mindfulness Is a Source of Happiness. On news stands, February 1st (see below)

Shambhala Sun March 2010
You'll find this article on page 34 of the magazine.


Thich Nhat Hanh on The Practice of Mindfulness

“Breathing in, I know that I am breathing in.” It is such a simple practice, but it can transform your life. The great meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh teaches five mindfulness exercises to help you live with happiness and joy.

Our true home is not in the past. Our true home is not in the future. Our true home is in the here and the now. Life is available only in the here and the now, and it is our true home.

Mindfulness is the energy that helps us recognize the conditions of happiness that are already present in our lives. You don’t have to wait ten years to experience this happiness. It is present in every moment of your daily life. There are those of us who are alive but don’t know it. But when you breathe in, and you are aware of your in-breath, you touch the miracle of being alive. That is why mindfulness is a source of happiness and joy.

Most people are forgetful; they are not really there a lot of the time. Their mind is caught in their worries, their fears, their anger, and their regrets, and they are not mindful of being there. That state of being is called forgetfulness—you are there but you are not there. You are caught in the past or in the future. You are not there in the present moment, living your life deeply. That is forgetfulness.

Excerpted from the March 2010 issue of the Shambhala Sun.

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