Sister Ocean

Sister Ocean

Sister Ocean is a Canadian nun ordained in the Vietnamese Zen tradition. She lives in the United States, and writes for Buddhistdoor Global about mindfulness practice in daily life. Mindful Living is discontinued but you can continue reading the column articles below.

Celebrate the Small

I’ve recently noticed how easily I fall into negative thinking, holding on to negative thoughts and letting go of positive ones. We all have this

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Lilac Meditation

My mother loved gardening. When I was a child, she told me all the names of the different plants, trees, and flowers around our home

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Everyday Heroes

As a child, I remember hearing about Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The story I heard was that one day as Rosa was

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The Beauty of Despair

Last week, I was speaking with a friend who had fallen into despair about the state of the environment. She is an organic farmer and

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The Bengali Tea Boy

Around the time I first became interested in the Buddha’s path, I was doing a construction internship in the southwest of the United States, living

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Learning to Receive

Generosity is a fundamental trait that is celebrated by all of the world’s religions. December means Christmas for my family, so I’ve been thinking about

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