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Thich Nhat Hanh


"Fear" by Thich Nhat Hanh

By Thich Nhat HanhOur greatest teacher lies within. Birth and death are only concepts. The present moment is our true home. Everything in life is impermanent.These eternal truths f…

Headshot of Thich Nhat Hanh
Why I’m a Student of Thich Nhat Hanh

“I know of no spiritual teacher or person who more fully embodies peace and compassionate understanding than Thich Nhat Hanh, or Thay, as he is lovingly known by his students.”

5 Questions for Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh (1926-2022) on what moved him along his spiritual path.

Video: Thich Nhat Hanh's Green Monastery

High in the hidden mountains of Escondido, California just outside sunny San Diego, lies the Deer Park Monastery, founded in 2000 by Zen Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh. Each year, t…

The Essence of Stillness

Thich Nhat Hanh wrote that silence can be thundering, eloquent, and full of energy.

The Four Aspects of Love

Encouraging compassion and kindness was central to Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings, whether he was discussing the politics of race or our intimate interactions with friends and family.

“How Can I Love You Better?”

An Ode to Thich Nhat Hanh

Book Review: Silence

SilenceThe Power of Quiet in a World Full of NoiseBy Thich Nhat Hanh HARPERONEIn his popular writings, Thich Nhat Hanh presents Buddhist teachings in a way that anyone can int…

Film Review: Walk With Me

Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch (his rich, mellifluous baritone is immediately recognizable), this beautifully immersive documentary was produced over three years among the Buddhi…

Susan Johnson Hadler

Susan Johnson Hadler, PhD, is the author of The Beauty of What Remains as well as national and international articles. She worked as a psychotherapist for many years in DC whe…

34 Affirmations for Healthy Living

Try positive self-talk to eat better, feel stronger, and rejuvenate your body.

Spiritual Anarchy with John Malkin

Your host Rabbi Rami talks to writer John Malkin about punk rock and spiritual anarchy—themes in his book What You Think Changes How You Act. John is a regular contributor to…

Tea Meditations


Music Review: Heartbeats: Music Infused Nights

Heartbeats: Music Infused InsightsMonique RhodesSounds TrueAwakening to the present moment—“the eternal now”—is a spiritual thread that weaves through Heartbeats: Music Infused Ins…

5 Favorites to Quiet the Mind

Books, Music, Film, Health, Healing, Wellness, Meditation

The Heart of Money: Seal the Door Where Evil Dwells

"I believe love wins, and find it does no good to read the negative news that I have little control over. I don’t have control over world affairs. I can vote. I can write articles and support candidates whom I believe are humble, honorable, wise, and driven to do the right thing."

Surfing Toward Enlightenment with Jaimal Yogis

Writer Jaimal Yogis shares his spiritual journey and talks about his latest book.

Fierce Light

Directed by Velcrow RipperAlive Mind MediaDocumentary“Fierce Light was created to empower people,” says filmmaker Velcrow Ripper. “The philosophy that guides my work is the transfo…

The Power of Forgiveness

Directed by Martin DoblmeierJourney FilmsDocumentaryHorror and dismay have been evoked by the Holocaust, the execution-style slayings of Amish girls peacefully studying in their cl…

Toolbox: Mindful Resources

Bring your attention to the present moment with these tools for mindfulness.

Book Review: Strange Contagion

Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves

Try a Calm Approach to Your Relationship

An excerpt from Buddhism for Couples by Sarah Napthali

Book Review: Compassionate Conversations

The authors put power dynamics and social privilege in context, making it clear why so-called “politically incorrect” speech can be hurtful to the marginalized and disenfranchised.

Learning to Bloom Where I Am Planted

How I turned from the question of what I wanted from life to what life wants from me

16 Mindful Eating Affirmations

Guide yourself to a healthier relationship with food using affirmations like: “With each bite, I feel more energized.”

Toolbox: Clear the Air

Breath is Life. Try these picks from S&H to breathe with ease.

3 Meditations for Group Healing

In a world that feels divided, mantras for group unity and transformation.

Go with the Flow

Movement has the power to heal, to cultivate strength, and to nourish the mind–body connection. Try these DVDs to explore your own dynamic flow—all from the comfort of home. …

Our Top 10 of 2015

Read these for New Year’s resolutions worth keeping

The Classics


When We Enter Silence: Shanti, Shalom, Salaam, Peace

By Kevin O’Brien When you walk into the chapel at Christ’s Peace House of Prayer in Easton, Kansas, you remove your shoes as you step on holy ground. In its glory, religious symbo…

How to Be Happier—the Buddhist Way

Humans lean toward the negative, but we can overcome this tendency. Discover five Buddhism-inspired ways to be happier right now.

Mindfulness in Difficult Times

We interviewed Sharon Salzberg for this issue to honor her remarkable career. With COVID-19 on everyone’s mind as we went to print, she graciously allowed us to share an adapted excerpt from Real Happiness.

Letting Go of Anger—the Buddhist Way

Discover six practices rooted in Buddhist teaching that can dissipate anger.

Healthy Home: How to Practice Mindful Cleaning

Practice mindful cleaning with eco-friendly products to help maintain a healthy environment—in nature and in your home.CLEANING MEDITATION“One day, while washing a bowl, I felt tha…

5 Tips for Teaching Mindfulness to Kids

Teaching mindfulness to kids has been said to improve their wellbeing, boost performance in the classroom, increase emotional intelligence, and reduce stress and “negative” behavior.

Close to the Ground: Monkey on my Mind

The cat died.That she was 17 and riddled with cancer didn’t make her passing any easier for the rest of us. We cried hard when we put her down. The vet tech was sweet. “It’s the pr…

Rewild Yourself to Feel Connected

Rewilding means reconnecting with your “wild untamed soul.” Remember the way home with this practice.

Are We Really as Useless as We Feel?

“When we feel useless, we wish we could be instead brilliant and brawny, angelic and fierce, valiantly taking action. But inaction—or what looks like it—is often useful, too.”

Rabbi Rami: How Best to Live My Dying

Roadside Assistance for the spiritual traveler.

Make Your Story a Gift

To come to know and to make sense of and to share our stories is not an act of selfishness, but an act of growth, healing, and ultimately, generosity. But what is a writer to do with a violent story she cannot narrate—when it’s her own?

My New Diet Involves Cutting Out the Violence

It took stubbing my toe to realize how overwhelmed I was.

Time and Money

My husband works all the time, and I’m a stay-at-home mother. He says he is working to maintain our lifestyle and future retirement, and I say that our children’s lives are passing…

6 Tools to Defuse and Disable Suffering—the Buddhist Way

For one, cut through the feeling that any challenging circumstance is permanent.

The Wrong I Needed to Write

In the last two issues of S&H, I’ve written two articles. This is the one that was trying to get out…

Letting Go of “Letting Go”

The art of moving into the peaceful state of Letgo.

Purpose-​Centered Therapy

Shoma Morita was a Zen Buddhist, and his therapy left a lasting spiritual mark on Japan.

Mindfulness: A Gentle Approach to Healing

There’s an interesting story about a woman being chased by a tiger. She is running for her life and comes to the edge of a cliff. Here, she notices a sturdy vine, and climbs down t…

5 Ways to Practice Grounding for Spiritual Renewal

“Thirty minutes spent grounded and expressing yourself through visual arts is 30 minutes of fresh, pure creative energy flowing through your body and infusing your cells—to flush old energy out and wash in new life, giving energy on a spiritual level! … A renewal of spirit.”

12 Misperceptions About Buddhism

Although Western interest in Buddhism has clearly grown in recent decades, with a special interest in practices such as meditation and mindfulness, some people may still dismiss it as either an ancient Asian religion involving arcane rituals or a fad of rock stars and Hollywood actors.

7 Spiritual Lessons From a Thief

Grow spiritually ... with inspiration from a thief? Read on.

Death Awareness: Wrestling, Reflecting, and Revising the Final Act

Practicing death awareness need not be morbid. It can help you live your values more fully and cherish your life.

People and Trees: Intimately Connected Through the Ages

Trees are considered sacred in many cultures. Tree worship, in one form or another, has been practiced almost universally by ancient peoples in every corner of the globe.

Tangos and Food Trucks: The Alchemical Dance in Marriage

Joseph Campbell describes the second stage of marriage as a place of alchemy, “of the two experiencing that they are one.” Taking the time to dance together can make that alchemy happen.

Roshi Joan Halifax on compassion, women in Buddhism, and altruism

The founder and abbot of Upaya Zen Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Roshi Joan Halifax has been a socially active leader in Buddhism for more than 40 years—as a civil rights activis…

Home Sweet Home? Not for Domestic Workers. Ai-jen Poo Demands Justice

On the front lines fighting for the dignity of an invisible workforce, Ai-jen Poo aims to rehumanize society.

79 Quotes on Inner and Outer Peace

“We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.” —Martin Luther King Jr.

Fierce and Tender Self-Compassion

Kristin Neff, PhD, created the scale that psychologists worldwide use to measure self-compassion. Now she reveals the hidden superpower that makes being kind to yourself a primal force for justice.

The New American LOVE Revolution

This spiritual renaissance is real and has not stopped. It’s just that it’s growth—and, like all growth, it’s messy.” - Marianne Williamson

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