“We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma, and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

(via itisalltemporary)

johnfritzlen:

In many Zen communities it is traditional to participate in a sesshin ( meditation retreat) called Rohatsu. This particular sesshin commemorates the Buddha’s enlightenment which is traditionally said to have occurred on the morning of the eighth day of the twelfth month. The sesshin usually runs…

Buddhist monks and lay persons hold their mid-summer ritual cleaning of the Great Buddha statue at Todaiji Temple in Japan.
Video (X) Buddhist monks and lay persons hold their mid-summer ritual cleaning of the Great Buddha statue at Todaiji Temple in Japan.
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Buddhist monks and lay persons hold their mid-summer ritual cleaning of the Great Buddha statue at Todaiji Temple in Japan.

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Buddhist Meditation Center Buddhist Meditation Center

Taiwan couple in same-sex Buddhist wedding, August 2011

Buddhist Monks in Chiang, Mai Thailand Buddhist Monks in Chiang, Mai Thailand
Plum Village Buddhist Monastery - Upper Hamlet
Health Retreat, April 21-28 2013 Plum Village Buddhist Monastery - Upper Hamlet
Health Retreat, April 21-28 2013 Plum Village Buddhist Monastery - Upper Hamlet
Health Retreat, April 21-28 2013

souls-of-my-shoes:

Young Buddhist monk, Atumashi kyaung, Mandalay, Myanmar (Burma) (by sensaos)