The Mindfulness Bell
In the Current Issue
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 “Practicing Mindful Consumption Together,” Thich Nhat Hanh focuses on young people’s practice, mindful journalism, and nourishing our joy and happiness.
UK Dharma teacher Vari McLuskie offers insights about sangha building.
International practitioners share about building a community in Florida, living in a community in Italy, practicing in a pop-up mindfulness hub in England, taking refuge in online Sanghas (such as Plumline and WhatsApp), and connecting through music.
Practitioners reveal heartfelt insights on the connection between Wake Up practitioners and all-ages practitioners and the history of School of Youth and Social Service.
Parents reflect on their stronger bonds with their children thanks to their practice.
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.
Our beloved teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh reflects on beginning anew, peace negotiations, and true diligence.
“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.
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.