Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Prayer for a Monk

In checking this blog http://www.tricycle.com/blog I found out that Thich Nhat Hanh is hospitalized with a lung infection. He is expected to make a full recovery but will remain in the hospital for the next couple of weeks.

Two years ago this August, I attended a retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh entitled "Mindfulness, Fearlessness, Togetherness" and it changed my life. I learned a bit in no particular order:

* much of what I say is not necessary
* monks are hilarious
* spiritual practice is filled with joy and humor (most of the time)
*Vegetarian food fixed by good cooks is far better than any meat dish I prepare
*Hanging out with spiritually evolved folks gives you such a buzz it lasts for months
*Thay is worth emulating and it is OK to have spiritual teachers that bring out the best in us

So, I got attached to him and to my practice and now....well, now I offer my small voice to the millions that are thinking about him, praying for him, and wishing him much peace.



  1. remember women weren't allowed to wear sleeveless tops to the retreat? How enlightened is that? ;)