Mindfulness Bell #1

Mindfulness Bell #1
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    The Bell of Mindfulness

    Inviting the Bell to Sound Body, speech, and mind in perfect oneness. I send my heart along with the sound of the bell. May the hearers awaken from forgetfulness and transcend all anxiety and sorrow. In Buddhist meditation centers, we…

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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