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EP 193: A Life in Buddhism w/Gary Gach

The Classical Ideas Podcast

Gary Gach is the author of Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Buddhism.  Follow Gary Gach's work online at: https://linktr.ee/GaryGach Follow Classical Ideas on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/Classical_Ideas

1hr 25mins

8 Feb 2021

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Integrating Buddhism's Teachings in Our Daily Lives w/ Gary Gach - Connecting Minds Podcast Ep02

Connecting Minds

In the episode of the Connecting Minds we welcome Gary Gach. Gary’s lifelong career is as a freelance writer and scholar of Buddhism. That is, he’s been writing formally since he was ten and meditating since he was eight. He teaches in the Plum Village tradition of Vietnamese Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and has been facilitating a weekly practice group, Mindfulness Fellowship, in San Francisco for over ten years.Gary has studied with wise teachers such as Alan Watts, Suzuki Rōshi and other great Zen masters, a Hasidic master who was the 15th in his lineage, and the venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. He has written 10 books, which I highly encourage you to check out! (Links to a couple I love down below.)It was truly an honour to have him on the show! In this episode we discuss Buddhism and how to integrate its teachings in our daily lives.Episode show notes here:https://christianyordanov.com/02-gary-gach/Watch this interview in video: https://youtu.be/3bGdFKsL16gLinks to Gary’s books, website, and social media:Gary’s website: http://garygach.com/Links to Gary’s resources and social media pages: http://linktr.ee/GaryGachPause Breathe Smile – Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pause-Breathe-Smile-Mindfulness-Meditation-ebook/dp/B079GJGQXPComplete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Buddhism: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Idiots-Guides-Buddhism-Lifestyle-Paperback-ebook/dp/B00AR183OWVideo of Thich Nhat Hanh speaking shared with me by Gary, Your Birthday is a Continuation Day : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQ-y7Amn0F4

1hr 37mins

18 Oct 2020

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Pause, Breathe, Smile, by Gary Gach

WBZ Book Club

Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation is Not Enough.

26 Sep 2020

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63. Interview With Zen Poet Gary Gach

The Contemplative Light Podcast

Contemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer. You can find us on Facebook as Contemplative Light where we have a very active facebook community or at our website at contemplativelight.orgThe new book Dante’s Road, from our executive director Marc Thomas Shaw, which   just  won an Nautilus Book Award.  Contemplative Light also offers classes on spirituality and mysticism.  You can click on this link to get our free mini course.Gary Gregory Gach is an American author, translator, editor, teacher and poet living on Russian Hill, San Francisco. His work has been translated into several languages, and has appeared in several anthologies and numerous periodicals.Author page: GaryGach.comMy links: LinkTr.ee/GaryGachCurrent book: PAUSE  •  BREATHE  •  SMILE As Paperback & as Audio Thich Nhat Hanh & the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism  http://PlumVillage.orgLongevity Stick Qi Gong : https://tinyurl.com/yattjxubhttps://tinyurl.com/y98x384xIntegral Tai Chi   [ I still have to find some better ones [https://www.integral-taichi.org/english/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dt6VO3dbukkContemplative Light provides education and resources in a global effort towards inner transformation through meditation and contemplative prayer.Download our guided Centering Prayer session here: https://contemplativelight.org/guided-centering-prayer-download/We offer a free mini course from Contemplative Light Walking With The Christian Mystics available here: https://contemplativelight.org/walking-with-the-christian-mystics/There is also a full course on the Christian Mystics from Contemplative Light available here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/living-sacramentsClint Sabom is Creative Director of Contemplative Light. He lived in Budapest, Hungary in 2003 as a Gilman Scholar. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese. In 2007, he lived for six months in a silent monastery.. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Religious Studies and one in Spanish literature. He has traveled extensively through Europe and South America. He has spoken and/or performed at Amnesty International, Health Conferences, High Schools, and art galleries across the US. He has studied and done in his own work in Advaita Vedanta, Buddhism, Shamanism, NLP, and hypnosis.   Clint offers a powerful audio mini-course on emotional release, with powerful techniques you can use the rest of your life.  Learn more here: https://contemplativelight.teachable.com/p/emotional-releaseSupport the show (https://contemplativelight.org/)

1hr 27mins

1 Jul 2020

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511 Pause, Breathe, And Smile To Awaken Your Mindfulness; Gary Gach

Mindfulness Mode

Gary Gach is a San Francisco based author who was educated in Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh. He has written a number of books including his most recent, Pause Breathe Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough. While living his life as a writer, Gary has worked at various jobs to make ends meet including as a bookshop clerk, editor-in-chief, hospital administrator, journalist, stevedore, and typographer. Gary currently lives in San Francisco, where he hosts a weekly Mindfulness Fellowship in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism. Listen & Subscribe on:iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / SpotifyContact InfoCompany: PlumVillage.org Website: www.GaryGach.com Book: Pause Breathe Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough by Gary GachMost Influential PersonThich Nhat HanhEffect on Emotions“I used to be a very angry person, now I'm a better person to be with.”Thoughts on Breathing“I've been aware of my breathing as a practice, as an early human being.”Suggested ResourcesBook: Pause Breathe Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough by Gary Gach App: Mindfulness Bell (plumvillage.org)Bullying Story“There was a bully at elementary school and I just couldn't believe what he was doing.” “I found a time where I saw him bullying and I went up to him and I shoved him and said, you got to stop that.” “I realized later that it's not good because I bullied him.”


5 Mar 2020

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Gary Gach Interview

Spirit Matters Talk

Gary Gach is a writer, mystic, and teacher in the Plum Village lineage of his root teacher, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, with whom he studied for more than 20 years. He is the editor of What Book!? – Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop and the author of the bestselling The Complete Idiot's Guide To Buddhism. His latest book is Pause, Breathe, Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough, which Spirituality & Practice named one of the best spiritual books of 2018. He calls it “a practical handbook of the mindful life from a spiritual perspective.” We spoke about his spiritual history, the secularization of Buddhism, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Pause, Breathe, Smile. Learn more about Gary Gach here: http://garygach.com


16 May 2019

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Ep. 95 - Gary Gach

Metta Hour with Sharon Salzberg

For the 95th Metta Hour Podcast, Sharon converses with meditation teacher and author Gary Gach. Gary has been meditating and writing for nearly 60 years, and published numerous magazines and anthologies. He is the author of Complete Idiot's Guide to Buddhism and his moment recent release, Pause ... Breathe ... Smile ~ Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation Is Not Enough. He's been hosting a weekly Zen mindfulness practice group for nearly a decade in San Francisco and is lay-ordained in the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism. In this conversation, Sharon and Gary speak at length about Gary’s latest book, and how he came to the practice of meditation, as well as the intersection of art, consciousness and social change.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


1 Apr 2019

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Mindfulness is the Path - Gary Gach - C0445

The New Dimensions Café

Gary Gach is a lifelong meditator. He’s been an actor, bookshop clerk, dishwasher, hospital administrator, office temp, stevedore, teacher, and typographer. He was Lay-ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh in 2008 and is the founder of SEE, which stands for Spiritually Engaged Economics. He facilitates a weekly practice group of Mindfulness Fellowship, in San Francisco. His many books include The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Buddhism (Alpha 2001)and Pause Breathe Smile: Awakening Mindfulness When Meditation is Not Enough (Sounds True 2018)Tags: Gary Gach, mindfulness, liberation, vulnerable, liberation, Mindfulness Fellowship, Tai Chi, Qigong, rhythmic breathing, swimming, Personal Transformation, Self Help, Meditation

31 Oct 2018

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Meditation-The Gardening of the Heart - Gary Gach - ND3649

New Dimensions

Gary Gach is a lifelong meditator. He’s been an actor, bookshop clerk, dishwasher, hospital administrator, office temp, stevedore, teacher, and typographer. He points us toward increasing our mindfulness by drawing on our formal meditation throughout the day. He brings to light that being fully present in our daily life will help us keep our appointment with life, which leads us to live a more purposeful, meaningful life. Tags: Gary Gach, Thich Nhat Hanh, mindfulness, smile, breathe, unconscious decisions, beliefs, Ajahn Chah, gaining mind, heart mind, heartfulness, sky meditation, mouth yoga, resilience, community, engaged spirituality, Personal Transformation, Spiritually, Self Help, Death and Dying, Meditation

31 Oct 2018

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Flowers of a Moment with Gary Gach – Podcast Bonus RAFT Archives

Bob Thurman Podcast:

Archive recording from the Inaugural reading of Flowers of a Moment by Ko Un, translated by Young Moo Kim, Brother Anthony of Taizé, by Gary Gach, at Moe’s Books, Berkeley, California, 2006 Korean poet, writer, and activist Ko Un was born in Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do. He was drawn to poetry after discovering the early work of […]

26 Sep 2018