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  • Issue 78

    The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2018, Issue 78

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. Guest edited by Order of Interbeing member Valerie Brown and Dharma teacher John Bell. Featuring “Nondiscrimination,” where Thich Nhat Hanh tells us about our true home, the wisdom of nondiscrimination and interbeing, the three complexes, and the Four Noble Truths.

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  • A Sense of Something Greater

    A Sense of Something Greater

    Zen and the Search for Balance in Silicon Valley

    A detailed investigation into the unlikely but growing connection between Zen and Silicon Valley, from a former employee of IBM and the abbot of Kannon Do Zen center.

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  • Issue 66

    The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2014, Issue 66

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. “Where are you going?” “I don’t know, ask the horse!” In this issue Thich Nhat Hanh’s Dharma talk raises a deep question: are we turning to email or Facebook to fill a void, to tune out our suffering? Also featuring a day of mindfulness at Google by Sister Chan Hien Nghiem; veterans reversing the legacy of war; and much more!

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  • Issue 74

    The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2017, Issue 74

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. Featuring: Thich Nhat Hanh on nirvana, extinguishing our anxieties, and stepping into freedom; Bhikkhu Bodhi talks about the role of mindfulness in social activism and in challenging injustice; Cheri Maples shares about being a police officer, how mindfulness changed her work, and ways to increase compassion in the criminal justice system; Sister Annabel on impermanence, no self, and nirvana, and gives real-life examples to help us grasp the concepts; joyful encounters with Thay in Plum Village; moments of transformation at retreats.

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  • Issue 80

    The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2019, Issue 80

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. 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.

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  • Issue 85

    The Mindfulness Bell: Autumn 2020, Issue 85

    o A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. Guest edited by ARISE Sangha and Dharma teacher André Vellino, this issue includes a Dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh, reflections from Dharma teacher Larry Ward on healing racial karma, sharings from monastics and practitioners on navigating climate disruption, racial justice, and the pandemic, and much more!

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  • Issue 2

    The Mindfulness Bell: Spring/Summer 1990, Issue 2

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. In this issue: Thich Nhat Hanh’s Dharma talk on the Five Precepts, waking up in the midst of war and violence, comfort and presence with the dying, Sister Phuong calls our attention to the ignored hungry and oppressed in Vietnam and refugee camps throughout south east Asia, practicing with the precepts, insight poems, tangerine meditation, the Discourse on Love translated by Thay.

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  • Issue 6

    The Mindfulness Bell: Spring 1992, Issue 6

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. This issue features Thich Nhat Hanh’s commentaries on the Five Precepts and related essays, Sangha news, daily practice, and more.

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  • Issue 9

    The Mindfulness Bell: Autumn 1993, Issue 9

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. In this issue: a Dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh, daily practices, Sangha news, deep looking, news from Vietnam, and more!

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  • Issue 14

    The Mindfulness Bell: Autumn 1995, Issue 14

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. In this issue: Thich Nhat Hanh's teaching on the Noble Eightfold Path; Joan Halifax, Svein Myreng, Patricia Dai-En Bennage, Katharine Cook, and others share accounts of their own good work; Therese Fitzgerald shares the comings and goings of Thay's trip to Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, and China.

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  • Issue 15

    The Mindfulness Bell: Winter 1995/1996, Issue 15

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. In this issue: True Presence by Thich Nhat Hanh; Thay's 1995 visit to North America; offerings from monastic and lay practitioners.

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  • Issue 37

    The Mindfulness Bell: Autumn 2004, Issue 37

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. In this issue: escape from Vietnam as boat people; the Colors of Compassion retreat; Sister Chau Nghiem offers her understanding of the blessings and challenges growing up as a person of color in an interview with Larry Ward; committing to and offering the mindfulness trainings in a nonsectarian way; wisdom from Thay on the roots of violence and abuse in times of war; monks who participating in an ancient, indigenous people’s ceremony; daily practice tips; and much more.

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  • Issue 67

    The Mindfulness Bell: Autumn 2014, Issue 67

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. Guest edited by Sister Jewel and Brother Phap Ho, this issue focuses on ways we can intelligently, compassionately, and joyfully reduce the Earth’s suffering: bringing mindfulness into our activism and engagement with society; reverent, nonviolent birth practices; siblinghood as a foundation of our social activism; planting a rainforest in Mexico; a residential mindfulness community in the UK; Thich Nhat Hanh’s Dharma talk, “Love is fulfilling.”

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  • Issue 72

    The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2016, Issue 72

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. Featuring: Thich Nhat Hanh’s “Interbeing, the Four Noble Truths, and Right View,” an elegant teaching on our interconnectedness and how we can use suffering to produce happiness; “When Giants Meet,” on the friendship between Thich Nhat Hanh and Martin Luther King Jr. and the Beloved Community Garden built in their honor; insights on parenting as a spiritual practice; the magic of mindfulness in the workplace for software developers and a filmmaker; a teen’s reflections about her first mindfulness retreat.

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  • Issue 75

    The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2017, Issue 75

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. Featuring: Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings on handling strong emotions, mindfulness-based intentional communities, Caring for the Forest That Cares for Us, Brother Phap Luu sharing about Happy Teachers Change the World, an excerpt from Letter to a Young Teacher by Thich Nhat Hanh, Tree in a Storm practice with teaching notes

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  • Walking Meditation

    Walking Meditation

    Easy Steps to Mindfulness

    Insight, joy, and serenity are available to you in every moment, whether you're sitting in silence or strolling down a bustling sidewalk in the city. This is the promise of...

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  • Strange Beauty

    Strange Beauty

    A Portrait of My Son

    A unique and hopeful story of how one woman and her family were transformed by her child's multiple disabilities and inability to talk and how she, in turn, transformed a community.

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  • Issue 5

    The Mindfulness Bell: Autumn 1991, Issue 5

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. In this issue: A Dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh, the Five Precepts, essays on health and healing, the spring 1991 retreats, Sangha news, daily practice, Buddhism in Vietnam, and more.

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  • Issue 7

    The Mindfulness Bell: Summer/Fall 1992, Issue 7

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. This issue offers a Buddhist approach to environmental issues: Thay’s teachings on the environment and interbeing, the 1991 environmentalists’ retreat, a rainforest journey, saving the world without burning out, daily practice, Sangha news, Thay’s proposal for a new practice–the Peace Treaty.

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  • Issue 29

    The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2001, Issue 29

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. In this issue: a Dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh on practicing with the paramita of inclusiveness; gathas; sharings from practitioners about inclusiveness; walking meditation; Deer Park Monastery; family practice; and much more!

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  • Issue 38

    The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2005, Issue 38

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. In this issue: Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us the power of visualization and gives us ways to explore the nature of our minds; four lay sisters share stories of taking refuge in their spiritual and biological roots; a group of practitioners encourage us to go further with the transformative practice of deep listening; Thay and other wise teachers offer views on the political situation and our place in stepping forward as mindfulness practitioners; a guided meditation helps us to learn to continually let go.

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  • Issue 69

    The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2015, Issue 69

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. Our Summer 2015 issue is all about youth, community, and service – and it buzzes with lively energy! Guest edited by Wake Up practitioners, this issue is infused with the freshness and exuberance of the worldwide Wake Up movement and features inspiring stories of activism, spiritual practice, and insights from young practitioners around the world.

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  • Issue 70

    The Mindfulness Bell: Autumn 2015, Issue 70

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. In this issue: Thich Nhat Hanh prescribes a beautiful antidote to despair and isolation, and gives practical guidance on how to love; on racial injustice, Joanne Friday offers a model for how to respond effectively to violence and hatred; building Beloved Community; transforming imprisonment, illness, grief with compassion and mindfulness; Walk With Me, a documentary about Plum Village and our monastic siblings.

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  • Issue 31

    The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2002, Issue 31

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. This special issue celebrates the twentieth anniversary of the founding of Plum Village in France and of the Plum Village style of mindfulness practice throughout the world. This issue introduces a few of the thousands of people who have given themselves to this way of living and have been transformed in the process.

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  • Issue 4

    The Mindfulness Bell: Spring 1991, Issue 4

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. In this issue: Thich Nhat Hanh on nonviolence and a peaceful heart is offered in this vein and essays on the same topic, the Spring 1991 retreats with Thay, daily practice, legacies of the Vietnam War, Sangha news, and more.

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  • Issue 13

    The Mindfulness Bell: Spring 1995, Issue 13

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. In this issue: Thay's Dharma talk on the Eightfold Path, mindfulness of breath and feelings, experiences of mindfulness in nature, sharings from young people, and more.

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  • Issue 20

    The Mindfulness Bell: September-December 1997, Issue 20

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. Building a healthy Sangha takes work and persistence. Articles from Dharma teacher Jack Lawlor and the New York Community of Mindfulness provide insights to help those starting and maintaining a Sangha. This issue also includes some Sangha news and a Sangha profile.

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  • Issue 39

    The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2005, Issue 39

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. This issue highlights Thich Nhat Hanh's return to Vietnam after thirty-nine years of exile: Thay speaks to Communist Party officials in Hanoi; a letter from Thay to the Sangha members going to Vietnam; a photo journal. Also in this issue, Dharma teachers Lamp Transmission, Shining the Light practice, offerings from young people, and much more.

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  • Issue 51

    The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2009, Issue 51

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. In this issue: a Dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh delivered to the Parliament of India; President Obama’s inauguration; exploring our place in the world; wisdom from Dharma teachers who have been building Sangha for decades; beginning and advanced Sangha practices, including deep listening and noble silence, shining the light, and mentoring; Sister Chan Khong on the India trip.

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  • Issue 54

    The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2010, Issue 54

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. This issue offers a wonderful collection of stories, photos, activities, and resources on teaching and learning. These stories show us how we might bring mindful practices not just to schools, but also to our families, friends, and co-workers—the people we teach every day with our actions, our words, our presence. Instead of a Dharma talk from Thay, in this issue we include his essay, Bat Nha: A Koan. Thay shines a penetrating light on the coercion and violence that happened at Prajna Temple in Vietnam.

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  • Issue 56

    The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2011, Issue 56

    A journal of the art of mindful living in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

    This issue is included in our digital subscriptions. In this issue: practical tools that renew and enliven love—hugging meditation, shared sitting practice, Beginning Anew, metta, and mindfulness; journey to Borobudur, Yojakarta, Plum Village Thailand, and Nhap Luu Monastery in southern Australia; Thich Nhat Hanh gently guides us to work with our perception of reality and the three doors of liberation—emptiness, signlessness, and aimlessness.

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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