Mindfulness Bell #11

Mindfulness Bell #11
  • Dharma Talk: The Art of Living

    Dharma Talk: The Art of Living

    Many years ago, a young man named Jim Forest asked me to teach him about the practice of mindfulness. But when I offered him some tangerines, he continued telling me about the many projects he was involved in — his…

  • From the Editors

    During the past month, Newsweek, New York Magazine, and many other U.S. mainstream journals and TV news programs have had prominent stories about Buddhism coming to the West This is at least in part a result of Bernardo Bertolucci's film Little Buddha. At the…

  • The Computer Bridge

    The Computer Bridge

    By Judith Bossert Step by step, Sometimes reluctantly, I walk over the bridge Between nothing and nothing at all. Among the many teachers I have had in my life, one of them has been the computer. Typing on the computer is…

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The Best Vacation

By Quyen Do The French use three words to convey their feelings about a worker's life—dodo (sleep), metro (transport), and boulot (work). All day long, it appears that the worker only has time…

Reflections

By Mitchell Ratner I have found that my ability to work mindfully is directly related to the arrangement of my furniture and tools. Two years ago during a stay at Plum…

Meditation on Money

 By Mitchell Thomashow During the 1980 presidential debates, Ronald Reagan held up a crisp, green one-dollar bill, and he asked the audience what they thought the value was. He proceeded to crumple…

Teaching and Breathing

By Mack Paul I began meditating a few years ago to combat stress at work. I teach junior high students with learning and behavior problems, who, by the time I get them,…

The Emergency Room

By Daniel Defeo I have been a practicing Buddhist for many years. I often think of myself as a mediocre practitioner, but I take heart in the fact that, though I stumble…

Taking Good Care

By Kees Lodder In my practice as a homeopathic doctor, I see a lot of people with chronic illnesses. As a major part of my work, counseling gives me the opportunity to…

Poem by Tom Elliott

When it is Spring in Montana,everything moves toward light.Pale after the long winter,even in the zendo,no one can face the wall.Cushions turn towards the window.Pulled by the gravity of light,mountain…

Reminders

By Rosemary Donnell Having been a nurse my entire adult life and a nurse practitioner for eighteen years, I feel fortunate to be in a profession that easily lends itself to right…

Mindful Psychotherapy

By Fred Eppsteiner My role as a psychotherapist is to relieve the suffering of my clients. Clients come to treatment with an aspect of their life condition that is causing them (and…

The Teaching of Silence

By Chris Faatz At the sound of the bell, the world stops. Two hundred people, whether walking, eating, or conversing, stop, smile softly to themselves, and breathe quietly. The first lessons of a…

Mindful Science

By Perrin Cohen As I was beginning insight meditation some years ago, my teacher Larry Rosenberg, originally trained as a scientist like myself, suggested that careful observation could provide a doorway to liberation…

Christian Roots

By Dewain Belgard In reading the articles in Issue 9 on the spiritual roots of various people in our extended community, I came to realize how much power is acquired by practices…

A Fall

By Bob Palais I injured myself in a fall while climbing El Capitan in Yosemite a few years ago. It took months for the extent of the injuries to manifest themselves, and…

The Secret Ingredient

By Travis Masch As a cafe owner now, the term "service industry" carries a spiritual message with it. I believe that serving others leads one to develop the two most fundamental requirements…

Greatest Relief

By Jim Fauss In June 1992, Thich Minh Dat of the Stockton Temple told me that Thich Nhat Hanh would be in the area in the Fall of 1993. He had told…

Poem by Alice Barrett Levrett

My hands rest in my lap, white in noon sunlight.For so long, they've grasped and held,pointed and mended;Now they can rest a bit.The cuts in the nails reach beyond the…

The Fire’s Fortunes

By Ronna Kabatznick In October 1991, the most destructive residential fire in U.S. history ripped across the Oakland hills. Twenty-four people were killed and 2,991 dwellings burnt to the ground within 12 hours.…

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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