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Thich Nhat Hanh 1926-present

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most extraordinary men of the 20th and 21st century’s, he is a prolific author of over 100 books on mindfulness and meditation, nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and is an advocate of non violence in every aspect of life. He is also Zen Buddhist Monk, inspirational speaker and teacher, he has spent almost his entire life dedicated to helping others always with compassionate and kindness.

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Thich Nhat Hanh or Thay as he affectionately known was born in 1926 in the city of Hue in Central Vietnam. He entered the Buddhist monastic life at the age of 16 and received full ordination in 1951. In the few years they followed Thay started the school of Youth Social Service (SYSS) a Buddhist peace workers group, who would go into rural areas of Vietnam with the aim of establishing schools, healthcare clinics and rebuilding infrastructure.

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By 1961 Thay has been invited to teach comparative religion at Princeton University which subsequently turned into lecturer of Buddhist philosophy at Colombia university in New York. After a few years Thay returned to Vietnam to help with the peace work undertaken by the SYSS, unfortunately during the decade between 65-75 the SYSS suffered heavy blows, Sister Chân Không, co-founder and Buddhist Nun was accused of being a communist, support dwindled until attacks on its members became frequent. Thay and sister Chân Không continued spreading non violence and non discrimination throughout these hard times, until 1975 when Thích Nhat Hanh was refused entry into Vietnam being accused by the North as helping and aiding the South and South Vietnam accusing him of helping the North.

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It was in this year 1975 Thay sought solace as a political refugee in France. Gradually over time he would set up the community of Interbeing and the Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region of France, now home to over 150 monks and nuns. His monastery was open to monks, nuns and lay people alike, and he could be found simple tending his garden or giving lectures to hundreds of visitors. His numerous literary works include ‘peace in every step’ ‘the miracle of mindfulness’ and ‘old path white clouds’ to name just a few.

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It wasn’t until 2005, and after lengthy negotiations with the Vietnamese Government, that Thich Nhat Hanh was finally allowed to revisit is homeland, and then again in 2007. After suffering a brain hemorage and undergoing extensive treatment Thay has been allowed to return to his original Monastery in Central Vietnam. He is now 93 years old and has spent his entire life selflessly helping others with kindness and compassion.

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A truly extraordinary man who I have personally had the privilege to meet at his Plum Village Monastery, to sit in his presents was so calming, you didn’t feel anxious or nervous but simple and unconditionally loved. He glowed with a beautiful white light, just like the religious pictures of old. I met Thay while doing bare foot walking meditation in the snow, silently and gently I was walking around the perimeter of the monastery and around the corner came Thich Nhat Hanh doing exactly the same, a beaming smile on his face as he saw me. He motioned for me to sit next to him where he told me three things that changed my life forever. It sent me on a journey across continents in search of the truth, finally leading to my own ordination as Buddhist Monk and given the spiritual name of Dhamma Tapasa. I have visited Thay on two other occasions and each time I am blessed and humbled by this true meditation master.

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Martha Beck 1962 – present

Is an American best selling author, life coach and professional speaker, she is a regular contributor to Oprah Winfrey’s magazine “O”. Martha found recognition and national attention after writing her best selling “Leaving the Saints” in which she recounts her experience of surviving sexual abuse.

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Khalil Gibran 1883 – 1931

A Lebanese-American writer and poet writing in both English and Arabic. He is considered in the Arabic world as a political rebel. He is most famed for his work “The Prophet” an inspirational tale of fiction, but within it pages contained a series of philosophical essays that gained Gibran a following. A surge in sales in the 1960’s sees him as the 3rd best selling poet of all time.

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Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe 1749 – 1832

Was a German writer, scientist, botanist and statesman. He was a prolific writer and artist producing over 13,000 different works ranging from poetry to novels to paintings and drawings. He was already a celebrated literary by the age of 25. Considered one of Germany’s greatest Literary artists.

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Shiv Khera

Is an Indian professional speaker, author and activist. He is a passionate advocator against the Indian caste-based system founding the charity Country First Foundation. A self help author mostly known in India for his works on obtaining success.

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Lyndon B Johnson 1908 – 1973

American politician serving as the 36th president of the United States America, succeeding John F Kennedy after his assassination. He started life as a school teacher before politics took over as his main career. Johnson is remembered fondly for the many laws and policies affecting civil rights, wilderness protection and social security.

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Carly Fiorina 1954 – present

Carly is an American business women and political figure, she became the first woman to run a Top 20 company, as ranked by Forbes magazine, as chief executive officer for Hewlett-Packard.

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Dalai Lama 1935 – present

The 14th Dalai Lama, born as Tenzin Gyatso is the current spiritual leader of Tibet. Tenzin was born in the small village of Taktser in Tibet, selected from a young age as being the possible reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama.

He was 15 years old when he partly took over the political duties of Tibet. During the 1950’s China progressively and violently claimed Tibet as a state of the Chinese and denounced the Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader and all who followed him. The uprising that came and the cultural cleansing preformed by the communist Chinese is one of recent history’s most tragic stories. China was swift and brutal, burning all cultural as religious artefacts, destroying temples and performing horrific acts upon monks and nuns, while the civilised world just watched. The Dalia Lama fled with his life along with a few number of government officials to India in 1959.

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“A spiritually established life is not an easy task. But a materially satisfied life is an impossible task” Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy 1931 – 2007

An Indian spiritual teacher in the art of meditation. After moving to New York in 1964 he set up hos first meditation centre eventually having over 7,000 students from 60 countries world wide. He accredited his spiritual path to God and through meditation realised inner enlightenment. A passionate runner and weightlifter and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.

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“Meditation is bring the mind home” Sogyal Rinpoche

Sogyal Rinpoche 1947 – present

Is a Tibetan Dzogchen Lama from the Buddhist tradition. Born in Tibet he was recognised at an early age as the reincarnation of Terton Sogyal and started his monastic training at Dzongsar Monastery. Founder of over 100 Buddhist meditation centres in 23 countries around the world, and author of the internationally best selling “The Tibetan book of living and dying”

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“For it is in giving that we receive” Francis of Assisi

Saint Francis of Assisi 1182 – 1226

An Italian born catholic friar and preacher who set up and founded the men’s ‘Order of friars minor’ and the women’s ‘Order of Saint Clare’. One of the most well know figures in religious history and known as patron Saint of animals. It was also Saint Francis who was he first person to arrange a Christmas Nativity.

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“Quiet the mind and the soul will speak” Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati 1940 – 2012

Was a spiritual teacher and author born in Brooklyn, United States. A chance encounter with a yogic breath exercise led to a spiritual awakening. Considered by many as someone who had attained inner enlightenment, she was influenced by Jesus Christ, Hinduism and Saint Bhagawan Nityananda. Affiliated to no religion she taught only Loving kindness and compassion. She founded the Kashi Ashram in Florida in 1976.

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“It is through gratitude for the present moment that the spiritual dimension of life opens up” Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart Tolle 1948 – present

Is a German Canadian spiritual teacher and author, best known for his work “the power of now”. He has been heralded as one of the most influential people living today. Born in a small town just outside of Dortmund, Germany, Tolle himself describes his childhood as depressing, until the age 29 when living and studying in London, he was to experience an inner transformation that left him with an ever lasting inner peace and tranquility.

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“You can’t have a physical transformation until you have a spiritual transformation” Cory Booker

Cory Booker 1969 – present

An American politician and member of the Democratic Party. He is serving as the junior United States senator for New Jersey. The first African-American US senator from New Jersey.

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“Meditate, let the light of the heart engulf you” Gurumayi Chidvilasananda

Gurumayi Chidvilasananda 1955 – present

Is an Indian born spiritual teacher and currently head of the Siddha Yoga Path. She is a highly accomplished international author with 15 books to her name. She is founder of countless organisations to help people achieve lives of self reliance and dignity.

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Motivational quote Deepak Chopra

Deepak Chopra 1946 – present 

Indian born American spiritual author, public speaker and advocate of alternative medicine. A celebrated author in the self help category, Deepak studied medicine in India before moving to the United States in 1970. After completing further academic studies into internal medicine and endocrinology he became chief of staff at the New England memorial hospital. It was hear that Deepak met Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, a meeting that would change his life. As he started with Transcendental meditation and resigned his position as chief of staff and established the Maharishi Ayurveda Health Centre. Deepak Chopra believes that we can change the very ageing process, sometimes even reversing that process. His claims that his practices can treat chronic disease has had him regularly criticised by medical and scientific professionals alike. After Oprah Winfrey interviewed him about his books a loyal following grew making him one of the highest grossing self help authors of all time. In 1996 he co-founded the Chopra Centre for Wellbeing.

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Motivational quote William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616

Was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest playwright of the English language. He married at 18 to Anne Hathaway and had three children, his son Hamnet was to die only a few years later, Shakespeare’s life was based in Stratford up to this point, and it’s not until around 1585 do we hear of Shakespeare again. Shakespeare began a career in London as an actor, writer and a part owner of the playing company the “Lord Chamberlin’s Men”. His early plays were either comedies or historicals, creating great master pieces, it is his later work that Shakespeare is best remembered, a period in his life now know as the tdradigies, works of which include Hamlet, Othelo, Macbeth and King Lear come from this period of his life, it isn’t until the final phase of his writing do we see the romances such as the great Romeo and Juliette. His works and plays are still being re-produced for new audiences in the 21st century, and school children are still learning his mastery of the English language and story telling making him one of the most highest selling authors in history and great literacy artist of human history. 

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Motivational quote Carl Jung

Carl Jung 1875 – 1961

Was a Swiss psychiatrist and highly influential psychoanalyst having major contributions to philosophy, religion, literature, anthropology and psychiatry. Suffering from an early age with neurosis and a split personality disorder, it was Jung himself who would work out a cure for himself. His mother was also said to of suffered greatly with a split personality and depression. It wasn’t until a chance encounter with a psychiatric textbook and upon reading that psychoses are personality disorders it is said something clicked deep inside, his interest was immediately captured. After studying at the university of Basel, Carl Jung moved to Zurich where he began work at the Burgholzli Psychiatric hospital and it was here he was introduced to Sigmund Freud, the two would pioneer psychiatric practice by developing a new approach called analytical psychology. Much of his life’s work was spent exploring related area’s in fields of vitalism, eastern philosophy, alchemy, astrology, literature and sociology, as well as an interest in the occult led to many to believe and view him as a mystic, although his preference was to be seen as a man of science.

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Socrates 470 – 399BC 

An Ancient Greek Philosopher and the first moral thinker of our age, considered at the time as a nuisance to his peers of Athens, or as Plato referred to him, as the gadfly is to the Horse, so Socrates is to the Athenians. He was born as a stonemasons and sculptors son, and continued for a period in this fashion as was the custom in those days. He entered the military and saw active service in particular the bloody battle of Amphipolos. Socrates decorated himself in battle as a hero saving the life of Alcibiades, a very prominent Athenian statesman. After his military service Socrates sees himself a prominent member of society. It is at this point Socrates developed his “Socratic Dialogues” a method where to solve a problem you break it down into a series of questions. It is said after developing this method, Socrates would ask the people of Athens probing questions of love, happiness and religious beliefs, forcing people to question their own beliefs. He caused such a ripple through society with his constant analytical questioning it was decided Socrates should be put to death by drinking poison. Even with death so close he stayed calm and collective drinking his poison.

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Buddha 563 – 483BC

Gautama Buddha lived 2562 years ago as a monk and teacher of which Buddhism was founded. Born a prince of the Shakya clan in northern India, now Nepal. Dissatisfied with his life and that of the human condition he left the royal palace in search of truth. After many years practicing Medici W yoga and other meditation techniques of the time, Sitting ina Medici was state for prolonged periods of time Gautama discovered his middle way or the noble eightfold path as the way to enlightenment. For the remaining 45 years of his life the Buddha taught this path, established the Sangha and monastery’s through out his travels leaving behind a legacy that has endured millennium

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