The Mindfulness Bell

 

Supporting practitioners and practice communities
in the Plum Village tradition

 

News and Updates


In the Current Issue

Winter/Spring 2017

  • Thich Nhat Hanh's talk, "Walking in Nirvana," teaches us to walk so "every step is solid, every step is free," and shows how we can extinguish anxieties and step into freedom.
  • Sister Annabel Laity teaches about impermanence, no self, and nirvana – and gives real-life examples.
  • Cheri Maples tells how mindful practices transformed her work as a police officer.
  • Bhikkhu Bodhi addresses the role of mindfulness in social activism and in challenging injustice.
  • In "Suggestions for Daily Meditation," Jack Lawlor guides us to enjoy our breathing – even with distractions.
  • Teens share transformative retreat moments.

In the Featured Archive Issue

Issue #31 from Summer 2002 celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the founding of Plum Village in France and of that style of mindfulness practice throughout the world.

It features a Dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh and articles on the backbone of Plum Village, embracing and transforming, family and community, fruits of daily practice, and sowing the seeds of peace, loving kindness, and understanding.

Enjoy reading Issue #31 (parts 1 and 2), or explore the entire archive.

#31 Summer 2002 (1 and 2)

#31 Summer 2002 (1 and 2)


Practice with a Local Group

Local communities of mindfulness practitioners gather to meditate, share their joys and difficulties, and encourage each other on the path of practice. Meeting regularly with others to sit and share together is a precious way to cultivate our understanding and compassion and to re-establish our deep connection with others.


Come to an Event

Deepen your practice, touch the teachings and connect with friends on the path by joining one of the many community events.

Photo courtesy of Brother Communion

Photo courtesy of Brother Communion


Featured Teachings

We are fortunate to have many practices and teachings made available to us from Thay and the fourfold community.  Here you'll find some featured books, audio and video teachings from our sister sites.

5th & 6th Exercises of Full Awareness of Breathing

5th & 6th Exercises of Full Awareness of Breathing

Inside the Now

Inside the Now