The Mindfulness Bell


Supporting practitioners and practice communities
in the Plum Village tradition


In the Current Issue

autumn 2018

Guest edited by David Viafora, an Order of Interbeing member and part of the Mindfulness Bell caretaking council, this issue is infused with reflections about nourishing our Sangha.

In the Upcoming Issue                                                                                   

winter/spring 2019, available in february

Guest edited by Thu Nguyen, Dharma teacher and member of the Mindfulness Bell caretaking council, this issue focuses on themes of Deep Listening and Healing Ancestral Roots.

  • Sangha Appreciation” offers insights on living in a Plum Village lay practice center in Germany, seeing Thay in us and around us, and offering gifts to an ordained monastic at Deer Park Monastery.

  • In “Garden of Transformation,” monastics and a lay friend share about loving themselves, taking refuge in the Sangha, enjoying playfulness, and appreciating a person’s qualities

  • "Ancestral Roots” focuses on touching the Earth and healing our wounds.

  • Engaging in Society” includes sharings from practitioners who deal with events in the world, and “Family Practice” tells about mothers’ reconciliation with their family and their inner child.

News and Updates

Global Sangha Directory

Thich Nhat Hanh has stated that "The next Buddha will be a Sangha." A sangha, or local community, is a group of mindfulness practitioners who gather to meditate and to support each other on the path. We offer this global Sangha directory with the hope that it will help you to connect with a local community and nourish your practice. If there are no local communities near you, there are resources for joining an online community or for helping you start a Sangha.

Featured Teachings

We are fortunate to have many practices and teachings made available to us from Thay and the fourfold Mahasangha.  Here you'll find some featured books and online teachings from our beloved community.

5th & 6th Exercises of Full Awareness of Breathing

5th & 6th Exercises of Full Awareness of Breathing

Plum Village app

Plum Village app