Mindfulness Bell #13

Mindfulness Bell #13
  • Dharma Talk: The Eightfold Path

    Dharma Talk: The Eightfold Path

    The Noble Eightfold Path is made up of Right View, Right Speech, Right Livelihood, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration, Right Thought, Right Action and Right Effort. Right View is the insight that we have within us of the reality of life.…

  • From the Editors

    From the Editors

    We are happy to share with you the wonderful news that Thich Nhat Hanh will be visiting the United States this fall. We hope this gives you enough time to plan to spend time with him and Sister Chan Khong. Thay's Dharma talk…

  • Poem by Gaia Thurston-Shaine

    Poem by Gaia Thurston-Shaine

    In the mirror I am water—reflecting, changing,sometimes rough,sometimes calm.I reflect reality, truthfulness. You cannot tell my age.It is not known.That is part of the magic.Reflecting, changing,I am shown in different forms. You see me as a dragon,a flower, a stone,a…

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A Long Enduring Mind

By Svein Myreng When we take up the practice of mindfulness, it feels wonderful. We enjoy a new calm and serenity, see trees and the sky more vividly, and find pleasure in…

Planting Seeds

By Deb Soule I have been gardening and studying the medicinal uses of herbs for 20 years. The process of gathering seeds, planting them the following spring, and watching them grow and flower…

Space Free

By Fred Allendorf My wife and I recently went backpacking into the wilderness on the Montana-Idaho border. Sitting in meditation, I began to contemplate how much more enjoyable my meditations were in the…

Facing Our Demons

By Elana Rosenbaum "Stay present! Keep your feet on the ground. Face your opponent...move towards the assailant...breathe!" These instructions come from a course in self-defense I recently took in Boston with fifteen other…

Buddhists: Virtual Vegetarians

By Allan Hunt Badiner The debate about vegetarianism in Buddhism is as old as Buddhism itself. It is told in the Vinaya that Devadatta, in his struggle to steal control of…

Growing in Mindfulness

By Sandro M. DuBois For the last five weeks, I have tried to be mindful of one of the precepts daily for one week, trying to keep the broad idea in my…

Manzanita Village Magic

By Richard Eaton Living at Manzanita Village nourishes me deeply. There is no duality between daily life and daily practice. They are the same. When I cook, it is practice. When I…

Monks’ Arrest

By Sister Chan Khong Thich Nhat Hanh's two closest friends, the leaders of the Unified Buddhist Church (UBC)—Thich Huyen Quang and Thich Quang Do—were arrested in December. The police ransacked both their temples and…

Veterans’ Writing Workshops

By Therese Fitzgerald During the recent days of writing in community with veterans, Maxine has invited us to contemplate the place that laws, commandments—precepts—play in our lives. She said there are only a few…

Meditation for 1995

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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