Simple Mindfulness: Thich Nhat Hanh

1 Comment April 14, 2009 / Posted in Meditation, Mindfulness

There are so many wonderful teachings and presentations on Mindfulness. With Video Google.com and YouTube.com, anyone interested in learning more about mindfulness has an unending source for understanding and personal growth.

Thich Nhat Hanh spoke on Simple Mindfulness on this first day of a 7 day retreat here in San Diego at Deer Park in Escondido: “Colors of Compassion Retreat – Healing Our Families, Building True Communities”

(He) gives instruction in the basic mindfulness practices of sitting meditation, walking meditation, and awareness of the present moment. Buddhist mindfulness techniques can help to bring the mind back to the body so that you are fully present here and now. For sitting meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh describes simple practices of awareness that increase a sense of well being and release tension in the body. He offers walking meditation as a practice that can help you to live deeply every moment of your life, free from the prison of the past and of the future. He gives instruction, too, in addressing pain and anger in your heart and developing a deeper awareness of and appreciation for everyday moments of life: cooking, cleaning, driving, and working in such a way that you feel peaceful, mindful,and happy.

You can listen to his most recent dharma talks at Plum Village

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  1. Louis said on May 7th, 2009 at 8:09 am

    I definitely agree with Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings. I’ve been practicing mindfulness lately and it has really help a lot in my personal development. Thanks for this article and I will be going back here for more reads.

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