Monday, September 8, 2014

When the Pain-Body Awakens --by Eckhart Tolle

Originally Posted HERE
The pain-body awakens from its dormancy when it gets hungry, when it is time to replenish itself. Alternatively, it may get triggered by an event at any time. The pain- body that is ready to feed can use the most insignificant event as a trigger, something somebody says or does, or even a thought. If you live alone or there is nobody around at the time, the pain-body will feed on your thoughts.

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh: North American Tour - September - November 2015

Tour Update for 2015

by Chân Niệm Hỷ
We are in the early stages of planning the 2015 North American tour that will include Thich Nhat Hanh along with the monks and nuns of Plum Village, European Institute of Applied Buddhism, Blue Cliff Monastery, Deer Park Monastery, and Magnolia Grove Monastery.
The sangha is planning to visit New York, Mississippi, and California between the months of September and November 2015 with retreats, days of mindfulness, Wake Up events, and more. Once the dates and locations have been finalized, they will be announced here on You may wish to SUBSCRIBE TO SITE UPDATES on the right side of the page to be notified via email.
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Yawning, as offered by Dr. Horace Crater, from "How God Changes Your Brain," by Andrew Newberg and Robert Waldman

ACOF Member Dr. Horace "Hap" Crater has been reading the book How God Changes Your Brain by Andrew Newberg and Robert Waldman. --ACOF Admin.

Hap tells us about something he found interesting:  recommended exercises for the brain that aids spiritual connections and mental clarity. 

Pablo Bodini Workshop: The Road to a Stress-Free Life Workshop, Saturday, 8/23/14 @ 4pm

We like to support ACOF members when they are presenting workshops.  If you are in the Nashville, TN area next Saturday, don't miss this opportunity!  --ACOF Admin. 
Pablo Bodini
Is stress draining your energy at work? Affecting your health? Your relationships? If yes is the answer to any of this questions, The Road to a Stress-Free Life workshop is for you! 
Pablo Bodini will teach a method by which you can progressively deal with the everyday life emotions in a constructive way and can let go of the incessant voice within your mind creating unnecessary fear or anger. The workshop will include an interactive exercise where you will practice the method with other participants. Duration will be approximately an hour and a half. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Gary Zukav: How to Protect Yourself from People Who Hurt You

Article Originally Posted HERE

Most of us assume that our pain is the result of what someone else does or does not do to us. We say to ourselves things like, "My life partner just left me for another person, did not even say goodbye, and now I am left with my grief and bewilderment and anger and humiliation. How much damage can this person do?"

The real answer: None.