Tag Archives: nature

The Compassion of the Swans

I’m a big animal lover and have been as long as I can remember, but I always seem to have had a special connection with birds. Even when I was a youngster, I was always finding wounded birds that I would bring home and nurse back to health. I’ve rescued sparrows, starlings, pigeons, and wild […]

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How Buddhists Give Thanks at Meals

How Buddhists Give Thanks at Meals Every day Buddhists all over the world recite “The Five Contemplations” at mealtime.  These five simple sentences have endured for over twenty-five centuries because of the depth of compassion and wisdom inherent in them. These verses gently remind us to be fully present in the moment.  They remind us […]

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Thanksgiving Thought-Gratitude for an Orange

“When we enjoy eating an orange, we might feel grateful to the orange tree, which has spent a lot of time making a beautiful orange for us. So by thinking of giving and receiving, we can establish a deeper sense of relationship to the orange tree. We know that the orange tree also receives a […]

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Metta-care: Animal Rescue Center in Bolivia

All around the world, wildlife populations are under tremendous pressure due to loss of ecosystems and human population increase.  The Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi animal rescue centre in Bolivia is an “ark” for animals needing help and shelter. These wonderful images from Earth Picture Galleries at UK’s Telegraph website remind us of what’s at stake. […]

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A Beautiful Short Translation of the Metta Sutta

This is an especially beautiful translation of the Metta Sutta and one I often work use in my  own practice. May All Be Filled With Joy and Peace May all be filled with joy and peace. May all beings everywhere, The strong and the weak, The great and the small, The meek and the powerful, […]

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