Padkos No 111: The quiet power of being present, here and now

POSTED ON July 5, 2022 BY admin


… breathe in, and breathe out deeply and calmly. On Spring Day (here in the South at least!) you join us in conversation with Sharon Grussendorf under the trees at the side of a tranquil dam at Solitude Retreat Centre. In what will be the second-last edition in this season of padkos, we are talking about mindfulness and meditation. In the traditions we’re focused on here, this is not done by escaping the realities of this world or the suffering and injustice in it, but by being present to them.

a padkos note on the quiet power of being present, here and now

Fighting injustice without being consumed with anger

Creating Enlightened Society by Thich Nhat Hanh

extracts from Learning to See in the Dark