From the Editor

We apologize for the delay in publishing this issue of The Mindfulness Bell. We hope you find the extra eight pages worth the wait. So many wonderful and exciting things have happened in the past several months. Thich Nhat Hanh's visit to North America with the Plum Village Sangha enabled many people to experience his teaching directly and be nourished by practice in the retreat Sanghas. At the end of the tour, Maple Forest Monastery and the Mindfulness Practice Center were founded in Vermont. The first brothers and sisters to participate in the Order of Interbeing mentoring programs were ordained into the Order during Thay's tour. And, in December, The Mindfulness Bell welcomed Order member Leslie Rawls as new managing editor. PDF of this article