To Thich Nhat Hanh my first meditation master

It is with a heavy heart that I hear the news tonight at 10:30pm my first Buddhist meditation teach an the most extraordinary mindfulness master Thich Nhat Hanh has passed away.

Your words of encouragement you personally shared with me on retreat at Plum Village will never be forgotten and I with all my heart share your knowledge and wisdom for ever more.

Words can’t describe the true shining brilliance felt in your presence, something I’m so proud and honoured to of experienced. Because of you I ordained as a Buddhist monk to learn this wonderful way of life and discover the magical secrets you shared with me.

You will always be in my heart!

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Dear Beloved Community,

With a deep mindful breath, we announce the passing of our beloved teacher, Thay Nhat Hanh, at 00:00hrs on January 22, 2022at Từ Hiếu Temple in Huế, Vietnam, at the age of 95.

Thay has been the most extraordinary teacher, whose peace, tender compassion, and bright wisdom has touched the lives of millions. Whether we have encountered him on retreats, at public talks, or through his books and online teachings–or simply through the story of his incredible life–we can see that Thay has been a true bodhisattva, an immense force for peace and healing in the world. Thay has been a revolutionary, a renewer of Buddhism, never diluting and always digging deep into the roots of Buddhism to bring out its authentic radiance.

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61 Ideas to Reduce Stress and Tension

How to develop the skills needed to overcome stress and tension

Stress, anxiety and the consequential build up of tension these create, is one of the most reported issues of recent times. Covid-19 has caused a sudden and dramatic rise in reported mental health issues ranging from anxiety, loneliness, stress and tension to name just a few. All types of people have been effected in many ways and getting a grip of these damaging problems can improve your life dramatically.

This is by no means a comprehensive guide or list, but gives us a quick reference point to refer back to time and again. I can’t stress enough how meditation or mindfulness can play an important role in elevating these symptoms you may be experiencing. If your new to this ancient art the please check out this comprehensive guide to take you from beginner to Pro with accurate methods from a full trained former Buddhist monk where I spent thousands of hours practicing and refining my own understanding of this life skill.

1. First try to identify the real cause of your stress. Is it work pressure, kids, money worries or maybe a combination. A key to combating stress is to learning to identify what is causing your tension and either trying to avoid those situations or develop some methods to overcome them.

2. Notice these events that are causing your stress and take note, write them down and analyse at lest once in a month.

3. Your reactions to each stressful events should be recalled in your mind and figure out if they can be avoided.

4. Try not to give immediate responce to stressful events. Take a little time to think it over rather than a habitual reaction.

5. If you feel any tension coming, ask your inner mind for a solution. Listen carefully to the response, you may well be surprise to the answers.

6. Try watching your breathing using the 5 count technique. Breath in a deep breath for a count of 5, hold for a count of 5. Now breath out for a count of 5, and hold for another count fo 5z reporting this method for 1 minute will bring a whole new perspective on any given problem.

7. Failure is not the end of the world, try to see it as more of an opportunity to realise how better to do something, always try and learn from mistakes and not to overly criticise.

8. Try to face all situations with confidence. If you feel your confidence I’d week or lacking Learn techniques to improve this aspect of your life.

9. Find faith and belief in yourself and the process of life. Realise that what your experiencing will also pass, nothing is permanent, everything is always changing and will change again.

10. Developed a positive and optimistic attitude, always hope for the best.

11. Learn to expel negativity.

12. Before doing anything plan a solution to face any negative you may face, learn from your situations.

13. Never live for just money, live for the beauty of the process. Life is a journey a process.

14. Help others, kindness goes a long way, for both the receiver and the giver.

15. Visit the sick and elderly and try give them moral support. Help those less fortunate than yourself, the homeless and the poor.

16. Whenever you are feeling tension rise inside yourself, learn some meditation tricks and take a long deep breath counting to 10.

17. Another method is to count backwards from 100 to 1

18. If any stress comes look at some beautiful photography of natural beauty.

19. Keeping some flowers in a small widow box or cut flowers to just gaze at. Go out into nature and stare at a mushroom, a tree and immerse your self in the shear beauty, noticing how imperfect it really is, yet so overwhelmingly beautiful at the same time. Nothing is perfect it is just our perception.

20. Practise meditation and mindfulness with breathing exercises on a regularly basis, develops a clear and calm mind.

21. Try a little Yoga.

22. Aromatherapy is another good way to relax the mind.

24. When you are feeling tense think about others that maybe suffering from more serious problems than yours. There is always someone worse off than you. Don’t gloat but realise your never alone in this world, we all experience problems in life some are more serious than others.

23. If you are tensed why not phone an old and dear friend. Even make a surprise visit to your old friend.

25. Keep close contact with your family and share your problems with them. Family are for life, friends may come and go.

26. Go for a pleasure trip with your family. Maybe a walk in the countryside, a boat ride down a river or just a cuppa coffee relaxing in a cafe.

27. Try to avoid feeling lonely. I know this can be hard for some as even in a crowd it’s possible to feel alone. Di d others that inspire you and have good moral principles. If they see you feeling down they will generally try their upmost to make you feel better and part of the group.

28. Always smile at others, even if you feel flat and deflated, always smile at others, a smile is scientifically renowned to create endorphins making us feel better and a sweet smile from others has a deep and lasting effect on our moods.

29. Laughter is one the most therapeutic ways to release tension, sharing jokes with others will make you relaxed very quickly.

30. When you feel tensed and stressed, visit your close friends or a close relative.

31. If you find a stressful event is coming up try discussing it with your close and intimate friends, brother or sister or mother and father.

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32. If you have children spend some quality time playing with them, or helping them with their homework. Get involved and enjoy them, before they grow older and less interested in you.

33. Find time to discover something new, visit discussions or lectures in your area. You never know what life has to offer unless you explore.

34. Always approach people in a polite manner. Treat others how you would want to be treated yourself. Another old saying that still rings true today. In fact maybe more so.

35. Always keep enemies to a minimum. Using right speech and right action will reduce stress and tension. Never retaliate, or plan retribution. These destroy our inner peace and cause massive damage to ourselves and no one else.

36. Keep up a regular routine for your activities suck as walking, running and being creative.

37. Never put off something for tomorrow that can be done today. Keeps a mind clear of worries. An old saying that truly works.

38. A deep and sound sleep is very essential to relaxing your mind and body and soul.

39. Always try and keep your home filled with fresh air. Open windows when you can and create a fresh ambient atmosphere, not stagnant and stale air.

40. Try getting up early in the morning. The stillness of an early morning is so refreshing and allows us to become more creative.

41. After waking have a nice bath with your favourite smelling soaps and shampoos.

42. Use incense or room perfumes to create freshness, use fragrance you like.

43. Have a relaxing full body massage.

44. Personal hygiene should be always be maintained, a fresh shower to wake you up in the morning and a warming shower helps us sleep better in the evening.

45. Your health is important and plays an symbiotic role with your moods. Any problems should always be discussed with tour doctor and follow their instructions.

46. Make a habit of cleaning tour room and keeping your home and surroundings free from clutter.

47. Keeping sexual relations with only one partner is an old Buddhist trick and one of the first five rules of a Buddhist monk. This stops worry, stress and confusion.

48. A Morning or evening walk is a good to relax and promotes endorphins for your mind. As well as providing a good form of exercise.

49. If your body feels like it take an afternoon nap, this should not be a deep long sleep but a quick nap. This reenergises you allowing muscles and your mind to relax.

50. Listening to good music instantly bring about well being and a sense of calm.

51. Reading books can reduce stress and tension, this could be on a favourite subject, your hobbies or maybe a completely new subject.

52. One of my favourite ways to reduce stress is to do some Gardening. Being a part of the Earth is not only grounding but gives me such joy watching the transformation of a garden, especially those that have been set up for wildlife.

53. If you have Pera, spend some quality time with them. Pets show is unconditional love that is a true healer. I personally have an adopted street dog, that brings a smile on my face every time we play. He’s so full of pure joy.

54. Play some silly games, be it board games or playing cards, Pictionary, sequence, or a fun game of twister, always brings a smile to your face reducing stress.

55. Find time to engage in your hobbies, instead of watching television. Invest your time wisely.

56. Find some spare time to write poetry or stories. It doesn’t matter what your write, but this is a great way to express emotions you maybe going through.

57. Try Keep a regular time for eating your main meal.

58. Try and Consume plenty of fruits and vegetables, these boost our moods and protect our immune system.

59. Prepare your favourite meal, then invite some close friends or share it with your family.

60. Try some wonderfully prepared food from a decent restaurant may give you a good mood.

61. Excess drinking and smoking should be avoided at all costs. This is another essential rule for Buddhist monks to adhere to. One of the first 5 it’s that important. Moderation not excesses.

Building resilience, when it comes to mental health, is one of the keys to combating any stress or anxiety. With practice, patience and determination you will succeed and this will build your confidence and self esteem.

Kind regards

Dhamma Tāpasā*

*Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. A Buddhist Life Coach, Mindfulness Trainer, Motivational Speaker and Published Author.

Creator of the highly acclaimed “The Four Trees” a story of learning how we can all live a more fulfilled and content lifestyle.

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A Course in Building Confidence and Self esteem

Optimism

As we have previously discussed in Optimistic v Pessimistic, optimism can be learnt, taught and developed to become a meaningful partly of our lives. This article attempts to further expand on this article.

It all lies in our positive perception of our personality, the events occurring around us and life itself. So long as we believe in the goodness that we may have in life, we are bound to enjoy it the way everyone should.

Unfortunately, many of us cannot grasp optimism from a life that is muddled with miseries, morbidity, and struggles. Of course, life’s pleasure could not be appreciated if it didn’t have an equal opposite and optimism is Pessimism. It is true to say that Pain cannot be felt if all we know is joy. Tears would lose its worth if we always experience happiness. Confidence would not be recognized if we do not fall flat on our face sometimes.

Life is a gratifying privilege and we can make everything we want from it. We have to start early in building our foundations so that we wont have to loose precious moments that shall never pass by us again. A moment that’s gone is gone forever.

With optimism in our life we would be able to recognise the fullness of our potentials, recognise each moment that passes with a joyful experience. Everyone has this equal chance for recognition of Optimism yet many of us fall shy of such joy and generally surrender to pessimism even before the battle begun.

If you want to share the beauty the world can offer, you must be brave, you must make the promise to yourself to take control. It is not enough for our short lives to settle for second best. Nothing should stop you from living your life, not even the miserable demons of low self confidence, low self esteem or even depression.

Those who braved life are those who are confident enough of themselves. Sometimes, we just have to take risks so that we might discover what lies along our road. Taking risks though requires lots of faith in yourself. Without this, you would be like a warrior who has lost his armor.

From birth, we were equipped with all the skills that we will use in the later stages of our lives. One such skill is the ability to face challenges and to face them with faith, both in ourselves and for ourselves.

All of us have, by now, developed our sense of self worth. Through schooling, parents and peers as we have progressed. We are all equal in this journey, even if sometimes it feels like our fellow brothers and sisters are more blessed than us. This is not the case.

We normally have the common notion that life is unfair when in fact, it is not. Life is the most perfect playground where our five senses play out through our thoughts and actions. We all have our shares of blessing and our shares of challenges. Poor people have poor problems and rich people have rich problems. Females have female problems and male have male problems. It just lies in our perception of things and the manner by which we handle things. As the satin gun goes beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

The same thing goes with self confidence and self esteem.

Many of us think that the man or women we look up to shared much of life’s blessings because those rose to the top. We without question except hero’s and heroines as having such an easy life to tech there point in stardom. They can can face the public better and he is much eloquent and more confident than I am. These are just unfounded excuses we repeat in our minds. Remember that before he or she even got there, they had to face challenges, and strife, these have contributed to their self-esteem and self confidence. And all of us can be that hero or heroine if I’m my we learnt how to believe in ourselves.

We just have to find our own enlightenment our own path. We ha r to find what I like to call our TRUE PURPOSE. We have to be able to achieve the building of good foundations for our self esteem and self confidence. Changes must come from within before we can accept the assistance that comes from outside. Realization of how valuable you are and how beautifully you truly are, unique in your own individuality but equally connected to every human on the planet.

Make 2022 the year you build your self esteem, your confidence and find your true purpose. Build the skills necessary to become a success in whatever you choose to do. Become an inspiration for someone else.

This is the most wonderful venture you will take in life. And I salute and noble worrier ready to do just that.

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The Floating Meditation

The Floating Meditation is very easy and simple to understand and forms part of our mini meditation series. Together we explore some old Buddhist secrets to help us all get some well deserved sleep and relaxation.

Lay down flat on your back in bed. Now just take a few moments to get in touch with the sensations in your body and that rising and falling of our chest as we breath in and breath out.

When your ready start to bring your minds attention to the physical sensations at all the points your body make contact with your bed or mattress.

Notice and become truly immersed in those feelings where you sense pressure laying on your bed.

Now on each out breath, allow yourself to sink a little deeper into your mattress.

Breathing in sense, experience, and notice the sensations the pressure your body is experiencing on your mattress.

With every out breath feel, experience and perceive yourself sinking just a little deeper into your bed.

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How Can I Get A Decent Nights sleep?

How to achieve peaceful rest and sleep

All the parts of the human body work together, although each one has its special part to do. The stomach must have time to rest between meals, and your mind needs rest after a long day. The other parts of the body require rest, too. This they usually get while we are asleep. We must not be neglectful and fail to give them enough rest, or they will soon get worn out which leads to troublesome ailments or bodily disease.

Today we are going to explore some of the ideas and strategies that will enable us all to get a good nights rest and a better sleep. Concentrating on meditation and mindfulness techniques i was given as a Buddhist monk that I feel during this time of uncertainty can and will help many of you to achieve great results and recharge your bodies

Sometimes, when people are stressed, anxious or just plain tired out, they find they cannot sleep well at night. There are a number of little things that can be done to induce a peaceful nights sleep. A warm bath before retiring, followed by a gentle massage, especially along the spine, often will, by relaxing the nerves and muscles, produce very good results. A hot foot bath, which draws the blood away from the brain, frequently will be found beneficial. A glass of hot milk or cocoa, taken just before retiring, often will have the same effect. If the sleeplessness is a result of indigestion, a plain diet will relieve. Sleeping upon a hard bed without any pillow sometimes produces the desired effect, but maybe that’s one for Buddhist monks. And finally always try to have plenty of fresh air circulating in the room wherever possible.

However the best possible way to keep the mind free from the cares of the day & create a beautiful restful and relaxing sleep is with meditation or practicing mindfulness.

If you find your mind feels crowded with thoughts running around seemingly out of your control then we have a few mini meditations and mindfulness techniques that are guaranteed to work. A Mantra meditation which is a simple loving and soothing sentence we repeat over and over allows our minds to start to unwind and relax.

One very simple exercise is to close the left nostril by pressing on it with the finger, then take four deep breaths through the right nostril. Then close the right nostril and take four deep breaths through the left one. Repeat this about four times. Then breathe slowly through both nostrils, but count your breaths. You seldom will count very many before falling fast asleep.

Other exercises, meditations and mindfulness techniques to help with better rest & peaceful sleep

A body scan meditation is a wonderful technique that calms any busy mind. Follow these simple instructions while comfortably in bed, lying flat on your back with your eyes closed. We use our sense of touch to experience our bodies in a whole new light

The Wave Meditation is one of the most astonishing meditations that I know, taught to me personally by my Abbott when I was a Buddhist monk and having problems with an over thinking mind. A visualisation technique that brings instant soothing from any busy day.

The breath dance technique is another relaxing technique or meditation to bring about a peaceful nights sleep and can be equally used at anytime of the day to sooth and caress our over thinking minds. Simply using the power of our own breath to bring us into the present moment.

Never take any sleeping powders or tablets except upon the advice of a doctor, for they usually contain drugs that can damage your heart over long periods.

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Creator of the highly acclaimed “The Four Trees” a story of learning how we can all live a more fulfilled and content lifestyle.

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5 Things that will Improve Your Life Today

Why You Need To Do These 5 Things to Improve Your Life

Self improvement can be a big undertaking. With these 5 simple strategies we will begin to improve our lives for the better.

It is so great that you have decided that you want your life to look different, that you want to improve yourself. There are tons of things you can do to help work on improving yourself, including the five things we are about to talk about. These aren’t as common as some other tips and tricks, which is why you should make sure that you include these.

Make a to-do list and focus on it – Start your day with a list of to-do tasks you want to complete and this will help you to stay on task and focused. These days can be far more productive than just going along hoping you’re getting your tasks done. You can make a formal list or create a simple post it. It’s up to you to decide what works best for you.

Acknowledge you have flaws – We all have flaws. Start by acknowledging you have flaws and then you can begin to work on them. You can decide how you can fix your flaws, but to do that you have to first recognize them. It helps to make a list. Yes, that’s right – a list of everything you feel is wrong with you. By doing so you will also recognize that some of the things you think are flaws are actually what make you unique and what others like about you. Be fair when you are analyzing your list.

Learn from those who inspire you – There are people you admire and inspire you. They have certain qualities you would like to have. Good news – you too can have what you admire. Let these people inspire you. Learn from their actions and how they live.

Set huge goals – Dream big, set those goals as big as you can dream. Stretch yourself far beyond your normal capacity – be big and bold. List things you would not normally attempt and then challenge yourself to carry them out. Start working on them today.

Give up a bad habit – We all have at least a couple of bad habits. When we think bad habits, we think of smoking, drinking too much, not exercising, etc. But there are other bad habits. Maybe you slouch or bite your nails. Maybe you are always late. However, big or little your bad habit is, now’s a great time to work on fixing it.

Get into action – If you want to learn you need to take action. Is there something you have been thinking of doing? Why wait any longer? Why not take action today.

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*Dhamma Tāpasā is a trained former Buddhist Monk and the spiritual name given to Andrew Hallas. A Buddhist Life Coach, Mindfulness Trainer, Motivational Speaker and Published Author.

Creator of the highly acclaimed “The Four Trees” a story of learning how we can all live a more fulfilled and content lifestyle.

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The Buddha a short story

The life of the Buddha has been written about hundreds and thousands of times over the course of the last 2500 years and my writings on this great man who had an entire philosophical religion created around him, aren’t going to add anything more than is already known.

This is just my own humble take on his life towards full enlightenment. If you’ve never heard the story of the Buddha then this is a great place to start.

Siddhattha Gotama The Buddha or Fully Enlightened One

The historic Buddha was born into a high-caste family of royalty during the sixth century B.C. in what is now part of northeast India and Nepal.

The Buddha’s father Śuddhodana was a ruling chief of the Sakya clan holding considerable lands in the north east of India. The Buddha Mother was Queen Māyā of Sakya descending from royalty herself.

According to the Shakya tradition, the queen Māyā upon finding out she was pregnant left and headed for her father’s kingdom to give birth.

Along that journey, the Buddha to be, is said to have been born in a Lumbini garden, which is in modern day Nepal, and under the shade of a Sala tree.

After a childhood and youth filled with the indulgences of a Prince, Siddhattha Gotama was becoming dissatisfied with life’s sufferings. It is said he experienced three sights that profoundly changed him. That of the sick, that of old age and then experienced a dead body.

Siddhattha Gotama became more and more convinced there must be a way to truly understand our human experience and free himself from this old age, sickness and death. His father notice the unrest in his son and organised the marriage to the beautiful princess Yaśodharā and a son soon followed whom they named Rāhula.

However an unrest still lay deep within Gotama’s heart and in the middle of the night he left his beautiful princess and son Rāhula for an ascetic life style in search of spiritual answers on the causing of our sufferings.

After years of practice with the masters of his time, studying religious text and practicing long periods of fasting to near death, Gotoma still felt no closer to the truth. He had though come to realise meditation was giving him great insights into the mind consciousness and so decided with a complete resolution to meditate in one spot until he had gained full enlightenment into the causes of human sufferings.

He chose his spot next to a small river gently passing through a lush countryside, by the river bank an old bodhi tree cast just enough shade for his task at hand. There Siddhattha Gotama sat with a determination not to rise until he had gained full enlightenment.

During the time sat under the bodhi tree gaining enlightenment, It is said the Buddha experienced every Defilement or poison of the mind keeping him from experiencing the true reality of life itself. One by one he combated these defilements observed in deep meditation allowing him to truly understand there workings. There cause and effect, there birth and passing.

After Enlightenment

It was not gods that concerned him, but the mind of man and its sufferings. We are unhappy, he explained, because we are slaves to our desires and our wants. Extinguish desire and suffering goes with it.

If people could be taught that the physical or phenomenal world is an illusion of mind construct, then they would cease their attachment to it, thereby finding release from their self-destructive mental sufferings.

The Buddha spent 45 years of his life teaching to the rich, poor, ill and healthy he had No distinction, discrimination, or duality, he excepted all, open heartedly and helped those that sought his guidance.

The Four Noble Truths was the Buddha’s first sermon and still considered the most important with all Buddhist sects today.

Leaving a lasting legacy that has spanned well over 2500 years slowly spreading out from India intro Asia and the Middle East. Buddhism is more than just a religion, it’s a way of life. Known as the philosophical religion it now touches every corner of the world.

Buddhism has split over those thousands of years into many different schools or ways of teaching the main three being Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. Each of the schools use the Buddha’s first teachings of The Four Noble Truths and The Eight Fold Path at there centre for reference and as there core principles.

The Practice of Meditation & Mindfulness

Meditation & Mindfulness allows us to truly understand our mind and how it works within the world around us. Practicing this ancient art isn’t just about relaxing and feeling better, those are just great side effects of something that has the potential to change your life.

Practiced by the Buddha and passed down along a line of monks dating back more than 2500 years. A practice or path to follow to achieve enlightenment and relieve suffering of mind. The same path that has seen thousands upon thousands of male and female, young and old, educated or uneducated follow that same path to become enlightenment and end the cycle of suffering.

If your looking to learn this ancient art of Meditation & Mindfulness then our Meditation series have been developed to take you from beginner to meditating like a monk in no time at all. Using all the tricks I learnt while spending my own time as a Buddhist monk in North Thailand these meditations have been passed to me from a linage dating back the the Buddha himself.

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