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Song and Message for those Alone or Bereft on Thanksgiving

As I do every year, I offer this song, “By Way of Sorrow,” to all those who may be alone this Thanksgiving, without family and friends—or maybe even without hope. Please don’t give up! There is a way “home.” The first step may be hope and trust in our own innate capacity to change, to […]

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A Buddhist Grace for Thanksgiving

A Timeless Thanksgiving Message from Thich Nhat Hanh “We like the idea of being thankful to the cosmos, to everything that offers itself to us as food. That is why in Plum Village we organize a Thanksgiving Day, and we address our thanks to four objects: first of all to our father and our mother, […]

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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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