The Mindfulness Bell


Supporting practitioners and practice communities
in the Plum Village tradition


News & Announcements

Job Opportunity

The Mindfulness Bell is looking for a part-time Subscriptions and Marketing Coordinator, 20-40 hours/month. This is a unique opportunity for a sincere practitioner in Thich Nhat Hanh's tradition to be of service to the international Sangha. Please see the job description for details.

For more information or to send a cover letter and resume, please contact

In the Current Issue

Winter/Spring 2016

  • Thich Nhat Hanh’s “Freedom Is Our Practice,” a potent teaching about the freedom obtained when we stop searching and live happily in the here and now

  • Understanding and Love: The Spirit of the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings,” by well-loved Venerable Thich Phuoc Tinh, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Order of Interbeing

  • Useful guidance on how to build community from Sister Annabel Laity (True Virtue) 

  • Deep looking into what we eat and the rights of animals

  • Teachings for children – and the kid in all of us! – plus delightful insights from young people

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