Books | A Monk in the World: Cultivating A Spiritual Life, by Wayne Teasdale

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It was in reading the book The New Monasticism: An Interspiritual Manifesto for Contemplative Living that I discovered Wayne Teasdale. I have encountered this mysterious and seductive monastic voice in my readings of other monks, men and women, contemplatives and mystics. Years ago, I recognized this voice when reading Howard Thurman’s, Meditations of the Heart. …

Love and Liberation: An interview with Thich Nhat Hanh

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Thich Nhat Hanh. Photo by Brother Phap Due. “In this 2010 interview, Thich Nhat Hanh talked to me about true love, the benefits of suffering, and the insight that will set you free. He says that he teaches original Buddhism with a Mahayana spirit. I say that no one else today presents the Buddha’s central …

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In this culture, the phrase ‘black woman’ is not synonymous with ‘tender’ or ‘gentle.’ It’s as if those words couldn’t possibly speak to the reality of black females. ~ bell hooks, writer, author, feminist and Buddhist