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Don’t just Do Something…

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“Don’t just do something, sit there,” people accustomed to meditation sometimes quip when confronted with a difficult situation. It means that instead of kicking into action at the first thought of trouble, we consider first taking a moment to sit and meditate. But isn’t that giving the situation time to deteriorate? For most problems, probably […]

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Our Earth, Our Self

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As we enter the first days of spring here in Plum Village in south-west France, we’d like to share with you the story of a small project called The Happy Farm. This small organic vegetable farm, which has only been in existence for three years, grew some €33,000 of fresh organic produce for the monastic […]

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Finding a Path to Peace

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How can we live together peacefully and sustainably on planet Earth? This question has occupied me most of my life, and it has taken me on an exciting journey through world, nature, and self. It has taken me from my native Germany to Los Angeles, where I worked as a television journalist and studied Urban […]