The Mindfulness Bell


Supporting practitioners and practice communities
in the Plum Village tradition


In the Current Issue


  • Thich Nhat Hanh’s “Interbeing and the Nature of Perception,” a deep teaching on the interconnectedness of all things, including body and mind, past and present, object and subject of perception

  • The Two Promises to help children develop understanding and compassion

  • Practice poems for healing racial and social inequity

  • Stories from the "Roots Retreat" to sites related to slavery in New Orleans

  • Ways to practice reverence for life

  • Insights on what it means to be an Order of Interbeing member

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)

News and Updates

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