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A Zen Master’s tips for staying sane in challenging times by Thich Nhat Hahn


How do monks structure their day, balancing meditation, work & rest? Here are Thich Nhat Hanh’s key teachings on the art of living each day well. Compiled by Sr True Dedication 1. Guard the morning (and start it gently). Train yourself to begin the day with a few gentle breaths and a smile, *before* even getting out of bed (or checking the phone). Make the vow to live every hour of the day deeply, with compassion. 2. Savor your tea or coffee, slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the earth revolves. Follow your breathing, relax the body, look out the window, listen to your heartbeat (this is nothing less than meditation). Drinking tea – Photo by Sara Wilhelmsson 3. Enjoy every step of breakfast-making. Life is made of small moments. There is nowhere to hurry to, nothing to get done. This is it! Enjoy the presence...
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What is Breathwork and what does a session look like?

A short video where I talk about what breathwork is and what a breathwork session with me look like.

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Stuck in negative thoughts or beliefs, here's an exercise to help.

How to shift negative thoughts and beliefs Do you struggle to get out of negative thoughts about yourself or your situation? Perhaps you are tired of hearing the same old beliefs about yourself? Well here is a breath-based technique that will help you to shift from the shadow into the light of joy. This technique will help you to shift your perceptions and grab a little space between you and your thoughts and beliefs. From that space, you will be able to feel lighter and see more clearly. it’s natural for the mind to focus on negativity, the things that go wrong, as this trait has helped humans survive for so long. It is time for us to re-take control of our mind. So here is the simple breathing exercise to dispel the shadows: Stand upSet your intention to clear negative thoughts and beliefsTake three small connected breaths. Breathe in through...
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What Max said about his AFGO journey

This is what Max said about his 2018-2019 AFGO journey with Geoffrey... "Huge support for Geoffrey and his breathwork facilitator training for coming November 2019. In the last 9 months (2018-2019) I took this trip together with 4 others and went through a crazy mixture of laughter, crying, screaming, being and flying... Breathwork is a form of therapy in which you find yourself in an altered state of consciousness, during the transformed breath and Geoffrey facilitation you will experience yourself your body, emotions and all the rest in a new more intense way. The journey will be taken as a group with deep sharings, meditation, family constellation, chakra work, trigger techniques and other funky surprises. I'd say its for everyone ready to travel through internal landscapes of consciousness to remember what this weird miracle of being human is about and looking for a deep connective group experience. So next to all...
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What Selma said about her AFGO journey

This is what Selma said about her AFGO journey...

"It’s one of these days. I feel surrounded by an ocean of emptiness. I feel powerless, lost, stuck and trapped.

Last year I would have tried to meet up with friends to have an excuse to drink, I would have pushed away the pain with alcohol, smoking and fucking. I would have eaten a pizza plus crisps. I would have spent a few hours crying, telling myself the stories of my sadness and drowning in them.

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Do you remember who you are?

This Saturday I offer this beautiful workshop: the inner child re-union.

WHY?

To heal your oldest wounds, to release destructive patterns, to learn how to take care of yourself, to bring joy and playfulness in your life.

HOW?

During this workshop, you will be gently guided to re-unite with your inner-child with the intention of healing one of your deepest wound. The power of the breath will gently guide you to let go of it.

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This meeting with your inner child doesn't end with the workshop. Once you are connected to your innerchild you can nurture this very special relationship and deepen the healing.

Inner child work is one of the most powerful healing tools. Coupled with breathwork you are up for a deep journey within yourself.

Register here: {ebevent 98}

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Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh: only love can save us from climate change by Jo Confino from The Guardian Newspaper UK

Leading spiritual teacher warns that if people cannot save themselves from their own suffering, how can they be expected to worry about the plight of Mother Eart
 Thich Nhat Hanh: we must look beyond our separate selves to save Mother Earth from climate change. Photograph: AP

Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, one of the world's leading spiritual teachers, is a man at great peace even as he predicts the possible collapse of civilisation within 100 years as a result of runaway climate change.

The 86-year-old Vietnamese monk, who has hundreds of thousands of followers around the world, believes the reason most people are not responding to the threat of global warming, despite overwhelming scientific evidence, is that they are unable to save themselves from their own personal suffering, never mind worry about the plight of Mother Earth.

Thay, as he is known, says it is possible to be at peace if you pierce through our false reality, which is based on the idea of life and death, to touch the ultimate dimension in Buddhist thinking, in which energy cannot be created or destroyed.

By recognising the inter-connectedness of all life, we can move beyond the idea that we are separate selves and expand our compassion and love in such a way that we take action to protect the Earth.

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