Great Bell Chant

And enjoy this Great Bell Chant (the End of Suffering), a short video with beautiful visuals and the voice of Thich Nhat Hanh — a shared prayer for the well being of all beings as this new year dawns.

Blessings as the Sun again moves northward toward spring,  and the Light “gets to you,”

10 Laws on the Art of Joyful Living


Kaz Tanahashi

“10 Laws on the Art of Joyful Living”
by Zen teacher and brush artist Kaz Tanahashi

1. Your happiness is more important than anything else.
2. The happier you are, the more you can help others.
3. Smiling makes you happy.
4. The more relaxed you are, the happier you are.
5. A moment of meditation can help you refresh yourself.
6. The lower your expectations are, the happier you are.
7. Happiness attracts happiness.
8. The ultimate healing is to live joyfully at each moment.
9. The more fully you face your own death, the more joyous you become.
10. You can always improve your art of joyful living.

Om Mani Padme Hum

The Six Paramitas (Perfections)

The Sanskrit word paramita means to cross over to the other shore. Paramita may also be translated as perfection, perfect realization, or reaching beyond limitation.ohm mani padme hum

Through the practice of The Six Paramitas, we cross over the sea of suffering (samsara) to the shore of happiness and awakening (Nirvana); we cross over from ignorance and delusion to enlightenment.