Healing Mind and Body

“The transformation and healing we are looking for is not outside of us, it is in us. It is like the wave: if it wants to be still, the stillness should not be obtained from the outside, it is in the water itself.”

~ Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

Thanissaro Bhikkhu

“You all know the old image of the Buddha as a doctor and the Dhamma as medicine. When you come to practice the Dhamma, it’s as if you’re learning to be your own doctor, looking after the illnesses of your own mind.” ~ Thanissaro Bhikkhu

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Meditation as Medicine

Thich Nhat Hanh

“In order to get well quickly we bring a lot of interventions into our body: we take a lot of drugs; we undergo a lot of treatments. But we don’t know how to allow our body to rest. So learning how to allow your body to rest is a very important practice. Love your body.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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Healing is Possible Through Resting

Larry Rosenberg

Here is a very helpful discussion by Larry Rosenberg of the need for balance in our lives and in our dharma practice. Larry Rosenberg has been practicing Zen and Insight Meditation for over 30 years. He is the founder and a guiding teacher at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center, a senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Society, and author of Breath by Breath and Living in the Light of Death.

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Body People-Mind People


3 Responses to “Healing Mind and Body”

  1. I found inspiration by writing a little book about inner love and forgiveness that expands effortlessly: The Smithy Miracles.

  2. Very humbling my friend. Very humbling. Gassho! Gassho! Gassho!


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