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chanting1 large Chanting Breath by Breath with Thich Nhat Hanh and the Monks & Nuns of Plum Village

In Plum Village, the practice of chanting in English is a flower, slowly blossoming. The chants and music on this CD are some of the first petals to open on this beautiful flower. Chanted by the resident community of Plum Village in 2002, these recordings include most of the chants contained in Chanting from the Heart, with live tracks from a monastic ordination ceremony and a traditional incense offering chanted by Thich Nhat Hanh in Vietnamese.

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Running Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

ISBN: 9781888375299

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Today we bring to you Planting Seeds featuring songs from Thich Nhat Hanh. A beautiful collection for any adult wishing to plant seeds of peace, relaxation, and awareness in children. It is full of wisdom on how to simply be with children and nourish their compassion for themselves and others.

You will be enchanted with Planting Seeds, Practicing Mindfulness with Children featuring Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Community. The CD has inspiring recordings of all the songs in the book, Planting Seeds, as well as a guided pebble meditation, total relaxation, and children's touching the earth.

Real Life Spirituality with Mark Matousek

Today we have an excerpt from Real Life Spirituality with Mark Matousek. He will focus on what it means to be a practicing spiritual person in the world, how we bring sacred values into our daily lives and how it challenges us.

I came up against this challenge first when I came back from India, after having spent time over there in ashrams and monasteries and my head was, you know, sort of full of all these spiritual ideas. It wasn't long after I came back that I realized I needed to learn to incorporate these ideas into the real world. I would talk to people about enlightenment and Satori and Nirvana and all these grand ideas.

They would look at me, not quite believing me, not quite understanding what I was talking about, until a friend finally said to me, "Do you mean kindness?" And when he said that, it was like a light went off, and I realized how diluted I was to think that spirituality was this grand thing, separate from the world. I was actually angry, feeling like nobody was understanding what I was trying to say until I got that, the truth is that I was misinterpreting what spirituality was about and separating it from everyday life.