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Practice Off the Mat ~

Meditation: 
Prepare by listening to this morning chant. The chant opened morning meditation at a mindfulness retreat with Thích Nhất Hạnh who is a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. He lives in the Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region in the South of France, travelling internationally to give retreats and talks.


Listening:
The Present Moment: A Retreat on the Practice of Mindfulness Audio CD 
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Peace Gathering at Ground Zero. Minutes 26:00 - 54:00 are my favorite.


Music:
All ForYou, John Popper Feat, Sister Hazel
Feeling Good, Michael Buble
Happy, Pharrell Williams
Glitter in the Air, Pink
Bubbly, Colbie Caillat

Reading:
The Power of an Open Question: The Buddha's Path to Freedom
 by Elizabeth Mattis-Namgyel
The Heart of Yoga by T.K.V. Desikachar
Awakening the Spine by Vanda Scaravelli

Art:

Websites: 
Plum Village Mindfulness Practice Center, Teachings of Thich Haht Nahn
Alignment Yoga, Scott Anderson
MindBody Solutions, Adaptive Yoga