Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thich Nhat Hanh - Ten Mindful Movements (Mindfulness)

Thich Nhat Hanh - The Art of Mindful Living

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Deva Premal - Mantras For Precarious Times (432 hz)

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Vua GayStarNews: Canada to accept gay refugees from Syria

ISIS have executed dozens of gay men in Iraq and Syria

Canada to accept gay refugees from Syria

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Canada will accept 25,000 Syrian refugees by the end of February with priority given to families, vulnerable women, gay men, lesbians and LGBTI people.

Tuesday’s (24 November) announcement comes after it was reported that the government would not accept single young men as they could pose a security risk.

But the government has now said it will sponsor gay men and those who identify as members of the LGBTI community, according CBC News.

‘The government is aware that gays could be persecuted, and therefore plans to include them in the selection process aimed at rescuing some of the region’s most vulnerable refugees,’ the Ottawa Citizen reported.

Over the last year, ISIS has executed dozens of men accused of being gay in its controlled areas of Iraq and Syria.

‘We have a responsibility to significantly expand our refugee targets and give more victims of war a safe haven in Canada,’ said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

‘The resettling of vulnerable refugees is a clear demonstration of this. While our plan is ambitious, it reflects Canada’s commitment to share responsibility and offer protection to those who need it. 

Canada must once again be regarded as the compassionate, generous country we’ve always been.’

Canada has already accepted 3,089 Syrian refugees, and will invest up to $678 million over the next six years toward resettling and integrating the 25,000 new arrivals.

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Via Sri Prem Baba: Sri Prem Baba participará do TEDxSãoPaulo

Olá Amigos! 

Amanha 26/11 às 19h | Sri Prem Baba participará do TEDxSãoPaulo

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Via Sri Prem Baba: Flor do dia - Flor del día - Flower of the day 25/11/2015

“A educação pública deveria oferecer mais espaço para as crianças se expressarem. Na maioria das vezes, tanto na escola como em casa, a criança não tem a chance de se expressar como precisa, especialmente no que diz respeito a sentimentos de natureza sombria. Criança também sente raiva, inveja, culpa... Mas não aprende a lidar com isso e geralmente é reprimida. Um dos grandes obstáculos é a religião horizontal que exige que a criança seja boazinha e não admite a existência da maldade. A criança reprime esses aspectos sombrios e isso cria uma série de dificuldades que perduram até a vida adulta. Portanto, um espaço para a criança elaborar esses assuntos é muito importante.”

“La educación pública debería ofrecer más espacio para que los niños se expresen. La mayoría de las veces, tanto en la escuela como en casa, el niño no tiene la oportunidad de expresarse como necesita, especialmente en lo que respecta a sentimientos de naturaleza sombría. El niño también siente rabia, envidia, culpa... Pero no aprende a lidiar con eso y generalmente es reprimido. Uno de los grandes obstáculos es la religión horizontal que exige que el niño sea buenito y no admite la existencia de la maldad. El niño reprime esos aspectos sombríos y eso crea una serie de dificultades que perduran hasta la vida adulta. Por lo tanto, un espacio para que el niño pueda elaborar esos asuntos es muy importante.”

“Public schooling ought to offer more room for children to express themselves. In most cases in school as well as at home, children aren’t given the opportunity to express themselves as they need to, especially when it comes to saying anything regarding feelings from their shadowy nature. Children also feel anger, jealousy, guilt and so forth, but they don't learn how to deal with these feelings and they are generally repressed. One of our great obstacles are horizontal religions, as they demand that children be good and don’t fess up to the existence of evil. Children repress these shadowy aspects and this creates a series of challenges that last through their adult life. That's why it's so important for children to have the space to elaborate on these issues.”

Via LionsRoar: A Future Is Possible by Thich Nhat Hanh

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Photo by Paul Davis.

When we see people living mindfully, smiling and behaving in a loving manner, we gain confidence in our future.

There’s a lot of suffering in the world, and it’s important for us to stay in touch with this suffering in order to be compassionate. But to remain strong, we also need to embrace the positive elements. When we see a group of people living mindfully, smiling and behaving in a loving manner, we gain confidence in our future. When we practice mindful breathing, smiling, resting, walking, and working, we become a positive element in society, and we will inspire confidence in everyone around us. This is the way to avoid allowing despair to overwhelm us. It is also the way to help the younger generation so they don’t lose hope. It’s very important that we live our daily lives in such a way as to demonstrate that a future is possible.

To bring about real change in our global ecological situation our efforts must be collective and harmonious, based on love and respect for ourselves and each other, our ancestors, and future generations. If anger at injustice is what we use as the source of our energy, we may do something harmful, something we will later regret. According to Buddhism, compassion is the only source of energy that is useful and safe. With compassion your energy is born from insight; it’s not blind energy. Just feeling compassion is not enough; we have to learn to express it. That is why love must always go together with understanding. Understanding and insight show us how to act.

Adapted from The World We Have. Look inside the January issue of the Shambhala Sun, dedicated to the life and teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. For a limited time, use this link to subscribe and start your subscription with this special issue (U.S. subscribers only).

Today's Daily Dharma: Arising and Subsiding

Arising and Subsiding
In the eternal scheme of things, we all sacrifice our lives, whether we are awake to this fact or not. This vast interdependence, in which the disappearance of one thing paves the way for the appearance of another, is the essence of life itself.
—Clark Strand, "The Wisdom of Frogs"
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