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Planting Seeds of Mindfulness - Laying a Strong Foundation for Social Justice Work

Planting Seeds of Mindfulness is a film by MindfulCloud which debuted at the Illuminate Film Festival in June 2016.

I have been focusing some of my Circle of Insight work on support for our MindfulWorld Films.

MindfulCloud collaborated with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (aka Thay or teacher) and his global community to help educators and families develop mindfulness skills.

Thich Nhat Hanh was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1967.


Brother Phap Lu explains the Pebble Meditation, animated in the film, Planting Seeds of Mindfulness. Use it to practice mindful meditation and to enter more deeply into fresh, calm, solid, liberating silence.

Breathing in, I see myself as a flower,

Breathing out, I feel fresh.

Breathing in, I see myself as a mountain,

Breathing out, I feel stable, solid.

Breathing in, I see myself as still water,

Breathing out, I feel calm, I reflect things as they are.

Breathing in, I see myself as space,

Breathing out, I feel free.


Children Beyond is Tina Turner, Dechen Shak-Dagsay and Regula Curti. They and the Beyond Foundation seek to unite cultures through music to create understanding, awareness, dialog and respect. Children Beyond gathered 30 children from different cultures and nations to sing together sacred prayers and mantras from the world's great religious traditions. Children Beyond's self-titled CD is also the award-winning soundtrack to the Planting Seeds of Mindfulness movie. Each song is a prayer that has its own centering and healing effect. This music both reminds and invites us to know more deeply that we are all one human community.


Listen to and watch Tina Turner and Children Beyond - "the ribbon we share, and love takes care... forget it never, to sing forever."

Stream Planting Seeds movie, Children Beyond music & inspiring clips from Thay at MINDFULWORLD

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