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Inspirations

Can we still somehow manage to look up to the stars, as we once could, and as Stephen Hawking said,
“and hold on to that child-like wonder about what makes the universe exist.”

Below are links to inspiring sites including talks and videos from different traditions.

Nature path not alone

Bhante Sujatha-   The Loving Kindness Monk
Learn more about his story and his projects in Sri Lanka:
http://www.bhantesujatha.org/


Godwin Samararatne-
  founder of Nilambe Meditation Center
in the hills above Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Godwin was a very beloved teacher in Sri Lanka and around the world.
More on his life and teachings including audios:  
http://www.godwin-home-page.net/

His spirit continues very much at Nilambe under the guidance of Upul Gamage. More information on retreats at Nilambe:
www.nilambe.net

Cosmos one Flower

Thich Nhat Hanh:  Inside the Now- Meditations on Time
The entire cosmos can sing to us with the voice of a Wild Flower – Thich Nhat Hanh from his beautiful book: Inside the Now-Meditations on Time.
Beginning with an autobiographical reflection in which we hear the voice of the young monk, poet, and community-builder struggling in war-torn Vietnam to develop a Buddhism relevant to the suffering of his time. In part two, we hear the clear, direct voice of the Zen Master challenging us to open our hearts, seize the moment, and touch the now.

see more on:

http://plumvillage.org/news/new-book-inside-the-now-meditations-on-time


Thich Nhat Hanh
Vietnamese Zen Monk and founder of:  www.plumvillage.org

Back to my Island:
Click below for this beautiful Plum Village Song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TmFMbfvFN0

Matthieu Ricard’s  Blog on:  Why should I meditate?
http://www.matthieuricard.org/en/blog/posts/why-should-i-meditate-part-1

Matthieu Ricard is based in Nepal and the founder of:   www.Karuna-Shechen.org

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You can also enjoy Matthieu Ricard’s beautiful photography:
http://www.matthieuricard.org/en/gallery/landscapes

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Official website:
www.dalailama.com

Glen Svensson  who often teaches at Tushita Meditation Center  in Dharamsala:
Audio teachings and articles:   www.glensvensson.org

Peace beyond Suffering – check out this beautiful website  with talks by Ajahn Achalo, an Australian monk who studied with Ajahn Chah in the forest tradition of Thailand.
www.peacebeyondsuffering.org

Bell of Peace
from Bali to the World by Gede Prama:
www.bellofpeace.org

Heaven in Heart

A journey of a thousand miles must begin with one step… Lao Tzu

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