Important Day and Way of Life

I am thirteen, and I had my Bar Mitzvah on May 28, 1990.  Rather than make a speech of thank you's, I chose to use the "Discourse on Happiness" that was translated into English by Thich Nhat Hanh in The Mindfulness Bell, No. 1.  The reason I chose to do this was twofold. First, I wanted to dedicate this talk to Jeff Rubin for teaching me about mindfulness and supporting my practice. Second, I wanted to share the beauty of these ideas with others because I believe this discourse expresses what we are all looking for. This was a very important day in my life and mindfulness is a very important way of life. This was my chance to put both together and feel at peace. Aren Goldfaden Valley Stream, New York

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