Sunday, April 7, 2019

The Four Mantras

Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh gives four mantras to practice Mindful Love.

  1. “Darling, I’m here for you”
    When you love someone the best thing you can offer them is your presence. How can you love when you are not there? Look into the other’s eyes and say this mantra and be with no preoccupation or distraction.

  2. “Darling, I know you are there… and I am so happy because you are truly there.”
    To be loved means to be recognized as existing. These two mantras can bring happiness right away.

  3. “Darling, I know you suffer... that is why I’m here for you”
    Practice this mantra when your beloved one is suffering. Before you can do something for them your presence will bring them relief.

  4. “Darling, I suffer. I am trying my best to practice. Please help me.”
    When you suffer and you believe that your suffering has been caused by your beloved one, you suffer deeply. You may want to withdraw and suffer alone. You feel more hurt and you want to punish them for having made you suffer. Overcome that feeling and say this mantra to your beloved. If you bring yourself to say that mantra your suffering becomes less right away.

Friday, April 5, 2019

Photos from Certification Ceremony

I completed a course on Applied Buddhist Psychology last month. The certification ceremony was held on Mar 10. Here are some photos from this event.

Happy to be honored by Mrs. Jadhav who is a Social Coordinator at Tata Memorial Hospital. She works with NGO's to facilitate support for the Cancer patients.

Benaifer is an experienced Psychologist. I am happy to receive my certificate from her.

This is the entire batch of students.

This is our faculty Nivedita.

To learn more about the Applied Buddhist Psychology course please visit Nivedita's website

Buddhism is an in-depth study of human mind and it covers psychology too. The Buddhist philosophy, tools and techniques are geared to overcome suffering. My Buddhist practice and the knowledge of human mind and its intricacies helps me to coach people effectively. This course helped me with my ongoing learning.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Don't Wait to Dance

Katelyn Ohashi is an exceptional gymnast from UCLA. A video of her floor routine that earned a perfect 10 went viral on the internet. In this video Steve Harvey interviews Katelyn and her coach Valorie Kondos Field. There are many good things in this conversation and I loved it.

You can also watch Katelyn's sensational routine below: