Announcements

Passages Married: Linda Buckley, True Spiritual Fulfillment, and Jeff Robertson were married on October 18, 1999 in Hamakua, Hawai'i.

New Book by Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh's new book, Going Home: Jesus and Buddha as Brothers, was recently published by Riverhead Books, a division of Penguin Putnam, Inc., New York. The book is a collection of Christmas Dharma talks given by Thay during the winter retreats in 1995, 1996, and 1997.

Poetry Book

In March, Parallax Press published Plum. Poems, a collection of mindful poems and short articles by Dharma teacher Svein Myreng.

Parallax Press Publishers Outlet

Parallax Press invites you to visit our offices and practice center in Albany (North Berkeley), California. Our publisher's outlet offers a complete assortment of books and tapes by Thich Nhat Hanh and other authors on Buddhism, mindfulness, and related topics. Stop by to browse, enjoy a cup of tea, and observe our efforts to practice mindfulness in the workplace at 850 Talbot Avenue, Albany, California. We are open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We wish all readers of The Mindfulness Bell a happy and peaceful holiday season.

Parallax Press Needs Vehicle

Parallax Press is looking for a used van or pickup truck to transport books and passengers. Should be in good running condition. Please contact Travis at (510)525-0101.

Southern California Dharma Center

At the request of thousands of practitioners living in the western United States, Thay and the Sangha decided to establish a permanent monastery and retreat center in southern California. During Thay's United States retreats this fall, we announced our hope to obtain a former youth camp in San Diego County. Since the retreats, however, the county has withdrawn the property from the market—perhaps only until February 2000. Meanwhile, we will continue to look for anotherbeautiful property south of Los Angeles, in the area of Orange County and San Diego County. We anticipate a cost of approximately $2.5 million. When property is located and repairs to the facilities are complete, Plum Village will send a Sangha of twelve monks and twelve nuns to practice there permanently. Several lots of land will be located nearby for those who would like to live near the monastery. Buying a lot for your home would also help purchase and support the Center.

Please help build a 21st century for our younger generation by making this center a reality. You could pledge $5, $10, $20, or more each month for the next 36 months, or donate whatever you can afford. All donations are taxdeductible. Checks should be make payable to Unified Buddhist Church and sent to Green Mountain Dharma Center at the address below. Please contact us for details on donating shares of stock.

For information about the progress of the Southern California Dharma Center, please contact us at Green Mountain Dharma Center, P.O. Box 182, Hartland-Four Corners, Vermont, 05049 USA; phone:(802)436-l 103, fax:(802)436-1101; Email: sc-center@plumvillage.org. You can also visit our website at http://www.plumvillage.org.

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