When talking about social justice, it made me think about my Asian American Studies class and how we practice mindfulness through a form of meditation called Qi Gong. My professor follows the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. Thich Nhat Hanh and his community teach mindfulness in our daily lives. His teachings emphasize healing justice because it is impossible to help others if we do not help and heal ourselves. One of my favorite quotes by Thich Nhat Hanh is, “Peace in oneself, peace in the world”. I found his teachings really interesting and unique and encourage everyone to read some of his works and check out the website.

http://plumvillage.org/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marisela-b-gomez/sacred-activism-mindfulne_b_8080444.html

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3 responses »

  1. carlywinant says:

    This is really interesting! I’ve never thought about activism and mindfulness/meditation going hand in hand. But I really like his idea that helping yourself will better serve you in helping others.

  2. krystalyiranli says:

    I have always been hearing benefits of meditation, but never really related the self with the other in this way; it is definitely an interesting idea to think about.

  3. I have really never heard of something so unique and so interesting for the mind,body, and soul. Who knew that activism and meditation connected together in so many ways.

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