“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together”  — Desmond Tutu
Brother ChiSing

Brother ChiSing M.Div., M.A. (Norman Eng) was an interfaith spiritual retreat facilitator, spiritual director, ritual artist, musician, composer, and the founder of numerous meditation groups around the United States. His life journey culminated in an interfaith spirituality, drawing from his backgrounds in Buddhism and Christianity.

His ultimate vision was to bring mindfulness and meditation practice to people of all faith and non-faith backgrounds in an Earth-based way, with an emphasis on creativity, music, and the arts. This vision came to fruition as Awakening Heart, Dallas Meditation Center, and One Dharma in Dallas, Texas.

In 2012, he pusblished Buddha Is My Refuge an album of his compositions which he referred to as Buddhist "pop music" with a Universal message. He wanted to also write a book which was based on the transcripts of hundreds of talks he'd given over the years. In 2016, shortly before he passed away from nasopharyngeal carcinoma, he had started compiling such a book with the help of members of his spiritual community, making the request that the book be completed even if he was not around to finish it. In 2017, one year after his passing, 108 Reflections, a daily devotional book based on his talks was published. I Am Home!, a book containing 40 selected talks given by Brother ChiSing, was published in 2018.

Brother ChiSing's books and music...
Brother ChiSing: I Am Home! 40 Selected Dharma Talks
I Am Home!
40 Selected Dharma Talks for Living Life
with Clarity, Love, and Mindfulness
Brother ChiSing
  Music CD:  
Brother ChiSing: Buddha Is My Refuge: New DHARMA Songs for the Contemporary SANGHA
BUDDHA Is My Refuge
New DHARMA Songs for the
Contemporary SANGHA
Brother ChiSing
Brother ChiSing: 108 Reflections for the Daily Practice of Mindfulness and Meditation
108 Reflections
for the Daily Practice of
Mindfulness & Meditation
Brother ChiSing

Communities founded by Brother ChiSing...
Brother ChiSing: Dallas Meditation Center
Founded by Brother ChiSing, Dallas Meditation Center is one of the first nonprofit Interfaith meditation centers in North Texas, home to Meditation and Mindfulness (modeled in the style of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh), Chanting, Yoga, Taichi, Qigong, and other genuine traditions of meditation and mindful living. In addition, life-enrichment classes offered to the community teach how to live a healthier and mindful life, enjoying wellness, peace and happiness.

Brother ChiSing: Awakening Heart (Community of Mindful Living)
Awakening Heart
(Community of Mindful Living)
A spiritual practice community founded by Brother ChiSing, inspired by the teachings and practices of Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hanh. Awakening Heart consists of multiple weekly interfaith meditation practice groups open to all persons. Additionally, the organization offers, workshops, classes and retreats focused on meditation and mindfulness practices.

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