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True

Love

Sometimes our

joy is the source

of your smile, but


Sometimes your joy
is the source of your smile,
but sometimes your smile
can be the source of your joy.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

sometimes your

smile can be the

source of your joy.


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Wake Up Retreat
True Love
Contents
The Five Mindfulness Trainings 4
Breathing 11
Bell Of Mindfulness 12
Sitting Meditation 15
Walking Meditation 16
Beggining Anew 18
Hugging Meditation 20
The Four Immeasurable Minds 22
Songs 24

The Five Mindfulness Trainings


The Five Mindfulness Trainings represent the Buddhist vision for a
global spirituality and ethic. They are a concrete expression of the
Buddhas teachings on the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold
Path, the path of right understanding and true love, leading to healing,
transformation, and happiness for ourselves and for the world.
To practice the Five Mindfulness Trainings is to cultivate the insight of
interbeing, or Right View, which can remove all discrimination,
intolerance, anger, fear, and despair.
If we live according to the Five Mindfulness Trainings, we are already on
the path of a bodhisattva. Knowing we are on that path, we are not lost
in confusion about our life in the present or in fears about the future.

W e are here
to awaken
from our ill u s io n
of se p ara tenes s.
We are here to awaken from our illusion of separateness.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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Reverence For Life


Aware of the suffering caused by the destruction of life, I am committed
to cultivating the insight of interbeing and compassion and learning
ways to protect the lives of people, animals, plants, and minerals.
I am determined not to kill, not to let others kill, and not to support any
act of killing in the world, in my thinking, or in my way of life.
Seeing that harmful actions arise from anger, fear, greed, and
intolerance, which in turn come from dualistic and discriminative
thinking, I will cultivate openness, non-discrimination, and
non-attachment to views in order to transform violence, fanaticism
and dogmatism in myself and in the world.

True Happiness
Aware of the suffering caused by exploitation, social injustice, stealing,
and oppression, I am committed to practicing generosity in my thinking,
speaking, and acting. I am determined not to steal and not to possess
anything that should belong to others; and I will share my time, energy,
and material resources with those who are in need.
I will practice looking deeply to see that the happiness and suffering of
others are not separate from my own happiness and suffering; that true
happiness is not possible without understanding and compassion; and
that running after wealth, fame, power and sensual pleasures can bring
much suffering and despair.
I am aware that happiness depends on my mental attitude and not on
external conditions, and that I can live happily in the present moment
simply by remembering that I already have more than enough
conditions to be happy. I am committed to practicing Right Livelihood
so that I can help reduce the suffering of living beings on Earth and
reverse the process of global warming.

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True Love
Aware of the suffering caused by sexual misconduct, I am committed
to cultivating responsibility and learning ways to protect the safety and
integrity of individuals, couples, families, and society.
Knowing that sexual desire is not love, and that sexual activity motivated
by craving always harms myself as well as others, I am determined not
to engage in sexual relations without true love and a deep, long-term
commitment made known to my family and friends.
I will do everything in my power to protect children from sexual abuse
and to prevent couples and families from being broken by
sexual misconduct.
Seeing that body and mind are one, I am committed to learning
appropriate ways to take care of my sexual energy and cultivating
loving kindness, compassion, joy and inclusiveness which are the four
basic elements of true love for my greater happiness and the greater
happiness of others. Practicing true love, we know that we will
continue beautifully into the future.

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Loving Speech and Deep Listening


Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful speech and the inability
to listen to others, I am committed to cultivating loving speech and
compassionate listening in order to relieve suffering and to promote
reconciliation and peace in myself and among other people, ethnic and
religious groups, and nations.
Knowing that words can create happiness or suffering, I am committed
to speaking truthfully using words that inspire confidence, joy, and
hope. When anger is manifesting in me, I am determined not to speak.
I will practice mindful breathing and walking in order to recognise and
to look deeply into my anger. I know that the roots of anger can be
found in my wrong perceptions and lack of understanding of the suffering in myself and in the other person. I will speak and listen in a way
that can help myself and the other person to transform suffering and see
the way out of difficult situations.
I am determined not to spread news that I do not know to be certain
and not to utter words that can cause division or discord. I will practice
Right Diligence to nourish my capacity for understanding, love, joy, and
inclusiveness, and gradually transform anger, violence, and fear that lie
deep in my consciousness.

In a worl d of
peace and l ove,
music woul d be the
universal l anguage .

In a world of peace and love, music would be the universal language.


~ Henry David Thoreau

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Nourishment and Healing


Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful consumption,
I am committed to cultivating good health, both physical and mental,
for myself, my family, and my society by practicing
mindful eating, drinking, and consuming.
I will practice looking deeply into how I consume the
Four Kinds of Nutriments, namely edible foods, sense impressions,
volition, and consciousness.
I am determined not to gamble, or to use alcohol, drugs, or any other
products which contain toxins, such as certain websites, electronic
games, TV programs, films, magazines, books, and conversations.
I will practice coming back to the present moment to be in touch with
the refreshing, healing and nourishing elements in me and around me,
not letting regrets and sorrow drag me back into the past nor letting
anxieties, fear, or craving pull me out of the present moment.
I am determined not to try to cover up loneliness, anxiety, or other
suffering by losing myself in consumption. I will contemplate interbeing
and consume in a way that preserves peace, joy, and well-being in my
body and consciousness, and in the collective body and consciousness
of my family, my society and the Earth.

Breathing
Our breathing is a stable solid ground which we can take refuge in.
Regardless of our internal weather - our thoughts, emotions and
perceptions - our breathing is always with us like a faithful friend.
Whenever we feel carried away or sunken in a deep emotion or
scattered in worries and projects, we return to our breathing to collect
and anchor our mind.
We feel the flow of air coming in and going out of our nose.
We feel how light and natural, how calm and peaceful
our breathing functions.
At any time, while we are walking, gardening, or typing, we can return
to this peaceful source of life.
We may like to recite:
Breathing in, I know I am breathing in.
Breathing out, I know I am breathing out.
We do not need to control our breath. Feel the breath as it actually is.
It may be long or short, deep or shallow.
With our awareness, it will naturally become slower and deeper.
Conscious breathing is the key to unite body and mind and to bring
the energy of mindfulness into each moment of our life.

Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky.


Conscious breathing is my anchor.
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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Bell of Mindfulness
On your arrival you might hear a bell sound and suddenly people
around you have stopped still, stopped talking, and stopped moving.
It might be the telephone ringing or the clock chiming, or the monastery
bell sounding. These are our bells of mindfulness.
When we hear the sound of the bell we relax our body and become
aware of our breathing. We do that naturally, with enjoyment, and
without solemnity.
When we hear one of these mindfulness bells ring, we stop all
our conversations and whatever we are doing and bring our
awareness to our breathing.
The ringing bell has called out to us:
Listen, listen,
this wonderful sound brings me back to
my true home.
By stopping to breathe and restore our calm and our peace, we become
free, our work becomes more enjoyable and the friend in front of us
becomes more real. Back home we can use the ringing of our
telephone, the local church bells, the cry of a baby, or even the sound of
fire engines and ambulances as our bells of mindfulness.
With just three conscious breaths we can release the tensions in our
body and mind and return to a cool and clear state of being.
May the sound of this bell penetrate deeply into the cosmos.
In even the darkest spots, may living beings hear it clearly
so their suffering will cease,
understanding arise in their hearts,
and they can transcend the path of anxiety and sorrow.
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Someones sitting in the shade today


because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
~ Warren Buffett

Sitting Meditation
Sitting meditation is like returning home to give full attention to and
care for ourself. Like the peaceful image of the Buddha on the altar, we
too can radiate peace and stability.
We sit upright with dignity and return to our breathing.
We bring our full attention to what is within and around us.
We let our mind become spacious and our heart soft and kind.
Sitting meditation is very healing.
We realise we can just be with whatever is within us - our pain, anger
and irritation or our joy, love, and peace.
We are with whatever is there without being carried away by it.
Let it come, let it stay, then let it go. No need to push, to oppress or to
pretend our thoughts are not there. Observe the thoughts and images of
our mind with an accepting and loving eye.
We are free to be still and calm despite the storms that might arise in us.
If our legs or feet fall asleep or begin to hurt during the sitting,
we are free to adjust our position quietly.
We can maintain our concentration by following our breathing and
slowly and attentively change our posture.
We should arrive five minutes before the meditation period starts so
everyone is comfortably seated before the bell is invited to formally
begin the session. We should not enter the hall after the bell has been
invited. If we are late for sitting meditation, we remain outside and
enjoy walking meditation.

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Walking Meditation
Wherever we walk, we can practice meditation. This means we know
that we are walking. We walk just for walking. We walk with freedom
and solidity, no longer in a hurry. We are present with each step.
And when we wish to talk we stop our movement and give our full
attention to the other person, to our words and to listening.
Walking in this way should not be a privilege. We should be able to do
it in every moment. Look around and see how vast life is, the trees, the
white clouds, the limitless sky. Listen to the birds.
Feel the fresh breeze. Life is all around and we are alive and healthy and
capable of walking in peace.
Let us walk as a free person and feel our steps get lighter. Let us enjoy
every step we take. Each step is nourishing and healing. As we walk
let us imprint our gratitude and our love on the earth.
We may like to use a gatha as we walk.
Taking two or three steps for each in-breath and each out-breath.
Breathing in I have arrived; Breathing out I am home
Breathing in In the here; Breathing out In the now
Breathing in I am solid; Breathing out I am free
Breathing in In the ultimate; Breathing out I dwell

Smile, breathe and go slowly.


~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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Beginning Anew
To Begin Anew is to look deeply and honestly at ourselves, our past
actions, speech and thoughts and to create a fresh beginning within
ourselves and in our relationships with others.
At the practice center we practice Beginning Anew as a community
every two weeks and individually as often as we like.
We practice Beginning Anew to clear our mind and keep our practice
fresh. When a difficulty arises in our relationships with fellow
practitioners and one of us feels resentment or hurt, we know
it is time to Begin Anew.
The following is a description of the four-part process of
Beginning Anew as used in a formal setting. One person speaks at a
time and is not interrupted during his or her turn. The other
practitioners practice deep listening and following their breath.
1. Flower watering
This is a chance to share our appreciation for the other person.
We may mention specific instances that the other person said or did
something that we had admired. This is an opportunity to shine light
on the others strengths and contributions to the sangha and to
encourage the growth of his or her positive qualities.
2. Sharing regrets
We may mention any unskillfulness in our actions, speech or
thoughts that we have not yet had an opportunity to apologise for.
3. Expressing a hurt
We may share how we felt hurt by an interaction with another
practitioner, due to his or her actions, speech or thoughts. (To express
a hurt we should first water the other persons flower by sharing two
positive qualities that we have trully observed in him or her.
Expressing a hurt is often performed one on one with another
practitioner rather than in the group setting. You may ask for a third
party that you both trust and respect to be present, if desired.)
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4. Sharing a long-term difficulty & asking for support


At times we each have difficulties and pain arise from our past that
surface in the present. When we share an issue that we are dealing with
we can let the people around us understand us better and offer
the support that we really need.
The practice of Beginning Anew helps us develop our kind speech and
compassionate listening. Begin Anew is a practice of recognition and
appreciation of the positive elements within our Sangha.
For instance, we may notice that our roommate is generous in sharing
her insights, and another friend is caring towards plants. Recognizing
others positive traits allows us to see our own good qualities as well.
Along with these good traits, we each have areas of weakness, such as
talking out of our anger or being caught in our misperceptions.
When we practice flower watering we support the development of
good qualities in each other and at the same time we help to weaken
the difficulties in the other person. As in a garden, when we water the
flowers of loving kindness and compassion in each other, we also take
energy away from the weeds of anger, jealousy and misperception.
We can practice Beginning Anew everyday by expressing our
appreciation for our fellow practitioners and apologizing right away
when we do or say something that hurts them. We can politely let
others know when we have been hurt as well. The health and happiness
of the whole community depends on the harmony, peace and joy that
exists between every member in the Sangha.

Hugging Meditation
When we hug, our hearts connect and we know that we are not separate beings. Hugging with mindfulness and concentration can bring
reconciliation, healing, understanding, and much happiness.
The practice of mindful hugging has helped so many to reconcile with
each other- fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, friends and friends
and so many others. We may practice hugging meditation with a friend,
our daughter, our father, our partner or even with a tree.
To practice, we first bow and recognise the presence of each other.
Then we can enjoy three deep conscious breaths to bring ourselves fully
there. We then may open your arms and begin hugging. Holding each
other for three in-and-out breaths.
With the first breath, we are aware that we are present in this
very moment and we are happy.
With the second breath, we are aware that the other is present
in this moment and we are happy as well.
With the third breath, we are aware that we are here together,
right now on this earth, and we feel deep gratitude and happiness
for our togetherness.
We then may release the other person and bow to each other
to show our thanks.
When we hug in such a way, the other person becomes real and alive.
We do not need to wait until one of us is ready to depart for a trip, we
may hug right now and receive the warmth and stability of our friend in
the present moment. Hugging can be a deep practice of reconciliation.
During the silent hugging, the message can come out very clear:
Darling, you are precious to me. I am sorry I have not been mindful and
considerate. I have made mistakes. Allow me to begin anew. I Promise.

The Four Immeasurable Minds


The four immeasurable minds are the elements of true love.
They are called immeasurable, because if you practice them,
they will grow in you every day until they embrace the whole world.
Practicing the Immeasurable Mind of Loving Kindness (maitri)
extinguishes anger in the hearts of living beings.
Practicing the Immeasurable Mind of Compassion (karuna)
extinguishes all sorrows and anxieties in the hearts of living beings.
Practicing the Immeasurable Mind of Joy (mudita)
extinguishes sadness and joylessness in the hearts of living beings.
Practicing the Immeasurable Mind of Equanimity/Inclusiveness (upeksha)
extinguishes hatred, aversion and attachment in the hearts of living beings.
~Thich Nhat Hanh

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of those we love.

compassion, joy and equanimity. For compassion to


be true compassion, it has to have love, joy,
and equanimity in it. True joy has to contain
love, compassion, and equanimity. And true equanimity
has to have love, compassion, and joy in it.
T h i s i s t h e interbeing nature of the
Four Immeasurable Minds. When the Buddha
told the Brahman man to practice the
Four Immeasurable Minds, he was offering all
of us a very important teaching.
But we must look deeply and practice them for
ourselves to bring these four aspects of love
into our own lives and into the lives

For love to be true love, it must contain

Songs
E1. Wake Up
Were planting seeds for new communities
Its time to wake up.
To be the change in the world we want to see
Its time to open up
And redefine society - no, dont give up.
Were planting seeds for new communities.
Please wake up.
Wake up - Open your eyes!
Wake up - Please realize!
Wake up!
E2. There is True Love Right Here
There is true love right here (2x)
And we are so glad that we have found it
There is true love right here ...joy... ...peace...
There is true love right here
There is true joy right here
And we are so glad that we have found them
There is true peace right here.
E3. Breathing In, Breathing Out
Breathing in, breathing out, (2x)
I am blooming as a flower, I am fresh as the dew.
I am solid as a mountain, I am firm as the earth,
I am free.
Breathing in, breathing out (2x)
I am water reflecting what is real, what is true
And I feel there is space deep inside of me.
I am free, I am free, I am free.

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E4. Island of the Self


Breathing in, I go back to the island within myself.
There are beautiful trees within the island,
There are clear streams of water,
There are birds, sunshine, and fresh air,
Breathing out, I feel safe.
I enjoy going back to my island.
E5. Walking Meditation Gatha
The mind can go in a thousand directions
But on this lovely path, I walk in peace.
With each step a gentle breeze blows
With each step a flower blooms.
E6. Please Call Me by My True Names
My joy is like spring, so warm,
It makes flowers bloom all over the Earth.
My pain is like a river of tears,
So vast it fills the four oceans.
Please call me by my true names
So I can hear all my cries and laughter at once,
So I can see that my joy and pain are one.
Please call me by my true names
So that I can wake up,
And the door of my heart can be left
E7. Silence is an Ocean
Silence is an ocean
Language is a river
A hundred voices inside say
Thats enough for now.
When the ocean calls to you
Dont walk to the river
Listen to the ocean
Thats enough for now.
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E8. Lean on Me
Sometimes in our lives, we all have pain,
We all have sorrow
But, if we are wise, we know that theres
Always tomorrow.
Refrain : Lean on us when youre not strong
And well be your Sangha, well help you carry on
For it wont be long til everyone needs a Sangha to lean on
. Please, swallow your pride if I have things
You need to borrow For no one can fill those of your needs
That you wont let show.
Refrain
You just call on me sister When you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on.
I just might have a problem that youd understand,
We all need somebody to lean on.
Refrain
If there is a load you have to bear, that you cant carry
Im right up the road, Ill share your load, If you just call me.
Refrain

E9. Were all Moving


Were all moving
On a journey to nowhere
Taking it easy, taking it slow.
No more worries, no need to hurry
Nothing to carry, let it all go.
E10. Belle Mama
Belle mama, belle mama ye (2x)
Belle mama, belle mama, belle mama, belle mama
Belle mama, belle mama ye
E11. We are Opening Up
We are opening up our hearts and minds
To the tears and joy in everyone.
We are opening up our hearts and minds
To the tears and joy in everyone.
We are opening, we are opening.
We are opening, we are opening.
E12. Peacefully Free
I am so free
Because I can be me
Look at the clouds at play
Passing over every day
Inside the skys so blue
Immense, spacious and true
Ill be tall like the sky
Wide enough to embrace whats inside
Just like the clouds passing by
Flying high in the grand open sky
Everything around me will be
Loved, embraced and peacefully free
Everything inside me will be
Loved, embraced and peacefully free
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E13. Arrived, Arrived


Arrived, arrived, At home, I am at home,
Dwelling in the here, and dwelling in the now.
Solid as a mountain, free as a white cloud,
The door of no birth and no death
The door of no birth and no death
Is open, free and unshakable.
E14. Every Breath
Every breath we take,
Every move we make,
Every leaf we rake, every meal we bake,
Were living mindfully.
Every warm embrace,
Every smiling face,
We transform our space and the human race,
Were living mindfully.
*Oh we can see, looking deeply
We are all empty, we all inter-be*
Over calm, clear lakes,
Morning light will break,
Slowly we will wake with each vow we take,
Were living mindfully.
E15. Joy
Whatever illumines your path
I will consider as my friend
There are no enemies, no barriers in the heart
There is only wishing you well.
Refrain Your joy is my joy, my joy is your joy
Your joy is my joy, for sure.
This is the song in my heart, sing along, sing along.
This is the song in my heart, sing along.

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E16. At the Foot of the Mountain


At the foot of the mountain, there is a stream.
Take the water from the stream and wash yourself
And youll be cured, you are cured.
Under the soles of your feet, there is the earth.
Take a step on the earth, dont you feel the stream
And youll be free, you are free.
In the heart of great beings, there is a stream.
Let it flow, let it be the ground of your being
And youll be loved, you are loved. (3x)
E17. Dear Friends
Dear friends, dear friends,
let me tell you how I feel,
You have given me such treasure
I love you so.
E18. I Like the Roses
I like the roses, I like the daffodils,
I like the mountains, I like the rolling hills,
I like the twinkling stars when the sun goes down.
Doo ba dee doo ba dee doo
I like the rabbits, I like the squirrels too,
I like the bluebirds, I like the roaming moose,
I like all animals, all animals like me.
Doo ba dee doo ba dee doo
E19. Mother Earth
Mother earth is a great big ship that we are
Sailing on, sailing on,
Sailing on through space and time, space and time.
Touch the earth, feel your worth,
Awaken to this new rebirth
Open up your heart and touch the divine,
Touch the divine.
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E20. I Love You and Buddha Too


Oh Jesus, I love You
And I love Buddha too
Ramakrishna, Guru Dev
Tao Te Ching and Mohammed
Why do some people say
That there is just one way
To love You, God, and come to You?
We are all a part of You
You are un-nameable You are unknowable
All we have is metaphor
Thats what time and space are for
Is the universe Your thought?
You are and You are not
You are many, You are one
Ever ending, just begun
Refrain Alright, alright, alright
I love You and Buddha too (2x)
E21. Let It All Go
If its not love, you can let it all go,
Let it all go, let it all go-o. (2x)
Freedom - love is freedom!
E22. I am Cloud - Freedom of the Heart
I am a cloud, I am the blue sky,
I am a bird spreading out its wings,
I am a flower, I am the sunshine,
I am the earth, Receiving a seed.
Refrain And I am free, when my heart is open,
Yes I am free, when my mind is clear,
Oh dear brother, Oh dear sister,
Lets walk together, mindfully. (2x)
(2nd time: Lets walk together, joyfully.)
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E23. No coming, no going,


No coming, no going, (2x)
no after, no before.
I hold you close to me
I release you to be so free,
Because I am in you and you are in me. (2x)

F1. Quand jinspire, quand jexpire


Quand jinspire, quand jexpire,
Quand jinspire, quand jexpire,
Je me sens comme une fleur,
Aussi frache que la rose.
Je suis solide comme une montagne,
Je suis ferme comme la terre,
Je suis libre.
Quand jinspire, quand jexpire,
Quand jinspire, quand jexpire,
Je suis leau refltant,
Ce qui est vrai, ce qui est beau
Et je sens quil y a de lespace
Tout au fond de moi.
Libert, Libert, Libert.
F2. Appelez-moi par mes vrais noms
Ma joie est comme le printemps,
Elle panouit les fleurs tout autour de la terre.
Ma peine, une rivire de larmes,
Si vaste quelle emplit les quatre ocans.
Oh, appelez-moi par mes vrais noms,
Pour que jentende la fois mes rires et mes pleurs,
Pour que ma joie et ma peine ne fassent plus quune.
Oh, appelez-moi par mes vrais noms
Afin que je mveille,
Que la porte de mon cur souvre enfin jamais.
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F3. Puisse lamour


Puisse lamour qui nous uni ici
Stendre a linfini
Toucher le cur de tout les tres
De la terre.
Loka samasta sukino bavantu
Puissent tous les tres
dans tous les mondes
Etre heureux.
F4. L le intrieure
Quand jinspire, je retourne
Dans mon le intrieure, chez moi.
Il y a de trs beaux arbres dans mon le moi,
Des sources deaux claires,
Des oiseaux tout joyeux,
Le soleil et lair pur,
Quand jexpire je suis bien.
Oh comme jaime revenir dans mon le.
F5. Quand je marche
Quand je marche sur ce chemin
Mon cur est en paix
Mes pieds embrassent la terre
Et mes yeux embrassent le ciel.
F6. Lesprit se perd
Lesprit se perd en mille et une penses
Mais je marche en paix sur ce beau chemin.
A chaque pas souffle un vent lger,
A chaque pas une fleur clot.

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F7. Paix
Paix en moi, paix en toi,
Paix en nous, paix en vous.
Refrain Paix tout autour de la terre,
Paix tout au fond de nos curs. (x2)
Paix aux parents, paix aux enfants,
Paix aux pres, paix aux mres.
Refrain
Paix aux montagnes, paix aux rivires,
Paix aux arbres, paix aux fleurs.
Refrain
F8. Sans venir, sans partir
Sans venir, sans partir, ni avant, ni aprs
Je te tiens prs de moi, et te laisse pour tre libre
Parce que je suis en toi, et tu es en moi. (2x)
F9. Mes chers amis
Mes chers amis,
Vous mavez tellement chri
Vous avez rempli mon me
Je vous aime.
F10. Tous embarqus
Tous embarqus laisse le vent nous porter
La tte lgre, les pieds sur terre.
Tas tout compris, adieu les soucis,
Fini de courir, commence sourire.
F11. Lesprit est un ciel tout bleu
Lesprit est un ciel tout bleu (2x)
Les nuages vont et viennent
Mais lesprit est un ciel tout bleu.
(Les penses, les amis)
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F12. Lamour
Comme une brise en plein t,
Ou comme un beau nuage,
Lamour veut tre libre
Ne lenferme pas dans un coffre o il va prir.
Qui aime ne fait point de prisonniers,
Nessaie pas de possder.
Lamour est comme une fleur de printemps
Qui pousse en libert.
F13. Loiseau et lenfant
Comme un enfant aux yeux de lumire
Qui voit passer au loin les oiseaux
Un oiseau bleu survolant la terre
Voit comme le monde, le monde est beau.
Beau le bateau dansant sur les vagues
Ivre de vie, damour et de vent
Belle la chanson naissante des vagues
Sabandonnant au sable blanc.
Refrain Lamour cest toi, lamour cest moi,
Lenfant cest toi, loiseau cest moi.
Blanc linnocent, le sang du pote,
Qui en chantant invente lamour,
Pour que la vie shabille de fte
Et que la nuit se change en jour.
Jour dune vie ou lombre se lve
Pour veiller la biche aux yeux doux
O les matins effeuillent les rves
Pour nous donner un monde damour.
Refrain
Vois la misre, les hommes et la guerre
Qui croient tenir les rnes du temps
Pays damour na pas de frontire
Pour ceux qui ont un cur denfant.
Refrain
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I1. Inspirando, Espirando


Inspirando, espirando (2x)
Yo me siento como una or
Y tan fresco(a) como el roco.
Yo soy slido(a) como una montaa
Y tan !rme como la tierra.
Yo soy libre.
Inspirando, espirando (bis)
Soy como agua que reeja
Lo que es bello y verdadero.
Y yo siento que hay espacio
Muy dentro de m.
Libertad, libertad, libertad.
I2. Amigos, Amigas
Amigos, amigas,
Quiero deciros cmo me siento
Vuestra amistad es como un tesoro
Os amo tanto.
I3. He llegado, ya estoy en casa
He llegado, ya estoy en casa,
En el aqu y en el ahora. (2x)
Yo soy slido(a), yo soy libre
Yo soy slido(a), yo soy libre
En mi mismo(a) me refugio (2x)
He llegado, ya estoy en casa,
En el aqu y en el ahora. (2x)
Yo soy slido(a), yo soy libre
Yo soy slido(a), yo soy libre
En la Tierra Pura estoy. (2x)

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I4. Gracias a la vida (Violeta Parra)


Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto;
Me dio dos luceros que cuando los abro
Perfecto distingo lo negro del blanco,
Y en el alto cielo su fondo estrellado,
Y en las multitudes al hombre que yo amo.
Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto;
Me ha dado el odo que en todo su ancho
Graba, noche y da, grillos y canarios,
Martillos, turbinas, ladridos, chubascos.
Y la voz tan tierna de mi bienamado.
Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto;
Me ha dado el sonido y el abecedario.
Con l, las palabras que pienso y declaro:
Madre, amigo, hermano, y luz, alumbrando
La ruta del alma del que estoy amando.
Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto;
Me ha dado la marcha de mis pies cansados.
Con ellos anduve ciudades y charcos,
playas y desiertos, montaas y llanos,
Y la casa tuya, tu calle y tu patio.
Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto;
Me dio el corazn, que agita su marco
Cuando miro el fruto del cerebro humano,
Cuando miro al bueno tan lejos del malo,
Cuando miro el fondo te tus ojos claros.
Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto;
Me ha dado la risa y me ha dado el llanto.
As yo distingo dicha de quebranto,
Los dos materiales que forman mi canto;
Y el canto de ustedes, que es el mismo canto;
Y el canto de todos, que es mi propio canto.
Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto.
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I5. Ich atme ein, ich atme aus


Ich atme ein, ich atme aus, (2x)
Und ich blhe wie die Blume
Ich bin frisch wie der Tau
Ruhig und stark wie die Berge
Wie die Erde so fest, ich bin frei.
Ich atme ein ich atme aus (2x)
Ich bin Wasser, das spiegelt,
Was wirklich ist und wahr
Und ganz tief in meinem Inneren
Da ist weiter, weiter Raum.
Ich bin frei, ich bin frei, ich bin frei.
I6. Ich komm an mit jedem Schritt
Ich komm an mit jedem Schritt,
Bin fest und frei, und ohne Sorgen
Muss nirgends mehr hin, hab nichts mehr zu tun
Und bin nicht lnger, mehr in Eile.
Ich komm an mit jedem Schritt,
Bin fest und frei, und ohne Sorgen.
Muss irgendwo hin, hab etwas zu tun
Und bin dennoch nicht in Eile.
I7. Ich habe Sonne in meinem Herzen
Ich habe Sonne in meinem Herzen
Jede Stunde, jeden Tag. (2x)
Sonne die mir niemand nehmen kann.
Sonne die mir niemand geben kann.
Ich habe Sonne in meinem Herzen
Jede Stunde, jeden Tag.
Ich habe Freude (Frieden, etc.) in meinem Herzen,
Jede Stunde jeden Tag. (2x)
Freude, die mir niemand nehmen kann.
Freude, die mir niemand geben kann.
Ich habe Freude in meinem Herzen,
Jede Stunde, jeden Tag.
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I8. Ich bin angekommen


Ich bin angekommen, ich bin zu Hause
Im Hier und im Jetzt. (2x)
Ich bin fest, ich bin frei, (2x)
Im Reinen Land verweile ich. (2x)
I9. Ik adem in, ik adem uit
Ik adem in, ik adem uit, (2x)
Ik bloei open als een bloem,
Ik ben fris als de dauw.
Ik ben stevig als een berg,
Ik ben de aarde gelijk.
Ik ben vrij.
Ik adem in, ik adem uit, (2x)
Ik ben water dat weerspiegelt
Al wat werkelijk is en waar.
En ik voel diep van binnen:
Er is ruimte in mij.
Ik ben vrij.(3 x)
I10. Jij bent een boeddha
Jij bent een boeddha
En je woont in mijn hart
Jij bent een deel van mij
Jij bent een boeddha
I11. Geen komen, geen gaan
Geen komen en ook geen gaan.
Geen voor en geen na.
Ik hou je stevig vast e
E laat je dan verder gaan.
Want jij bent in mij en ik ben in jou.

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I12. Bambalibamba
Voice 1: Bambalibamba soye balibamba
bambalibamba ye (2x)
Hey wanatoli baye (3x) wanatoli baye wanatoli baye
Voice 2: Bambalibamba soye balibamba
bambalibamba ye...
I13. Peace Chant
1. Om mani padme hum (Buddhist Mantra)
2. Shalom, Shanti (Peace in Hebrew and Sanskrit)
3. La Ila-ha, Il Allah hu (there is no God but God)
4. Gloria in Excelsis Deo (Glory to God in the highest)
I14. Om Namo Amitabhaya
Om Namo Amitabhaya,
Buddhaya, Dharmaya, Sanghaya.
Om Namo Amitabhaya,
Buddhaya, Dharmaya, Sanghaya.
*Om Namo, Om Namo,
Om Namo Amita-mitabhaya (2x)*
I15. West African Planting/Harvesting Song
Mongwane pulele geniwaka tuwa (2x)
Pumanale pumanala geniwaka tuwa (2x)

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