Mindfulness Bell #25

Mindfulness Bell #25
  • From the Editor

    After you finish reading Thich Nhat Hanh's Dharma talk, if you read nothing else in this issue, please read about the flooding in Vietnam (pages 7-10). People there desperately need our help, and it takes very little to do a lot. Vietnam is one…

  • Poem: A Teacher Looking for His Disciple

    By Thich Nhat Hanh I have been looking for you, my child, Since the time when rivers and mountains still lay in obscurity. I was looking for you When you were still in a deep sleep Although the conch had…

Other articles in this issue

Floods Cover Central Vietnam

By Sister Chan Khong Up to seven feet of rain fell on parts of central Vietnam over three days in early November, creating widespread flooding and mountainous landslides. The devastation is tremendous. Reuters News Agency…

Thay’s Teaching Still Banned In Vietnam

By Sister Chan Khong On April 29, 1999, Federico Mayor, General Director of UNESCO, wrote to Prime Minister Phan Van Khai of Vietnam requesting that the government allow the publication and circulation of books…

Breathe!

by Sister Annabel Laity Before I came to Plum Village I had been practicing in India with the Tibetans, a meditation called tonglen. In this practice, when you breathe in, you take all…

Open Heart Posture

By Margaret Kirschner We sat facing —Eileen Kiera—our mindfulness teacher at Indianola, in a serene campground on the shores of Puget Sound, Washington. She was giving us a gift, she said, as…

Meditation and the Threefold Trainings

By Jack Lawlor Our local Sangha consists of people from all walks of life, and many ethnic and religious backgrounds and age groups. When we host a potluck meal, the diversity of backgrounds…

Sangha Building at the California Events

By Caleb Cushing Our Sangha has often thought about participating in a special project that would reflect our care and understanding. I'd silently wondered who would come forth first and commit. To my…

With Thay in England

By Rosamond Richardson Thay once wrote a poem called "Froglessness," about a frog's tendency, when put on a plate, to jump off again and again. My frogness was doing well when I arrived…

Fresh Air

By Octavio Feliciano I came to Spain to study and dance flamenco. When I arrived, I called Plum Village to locate the Madrid Sangha. "There is none," I was told. "Maybe you could…

Feeling Happy, Smiling

I feel happy today Because I am alive. I can smile and laugh. I can be kind, To myself too, With understanding. The sun warms me. The moon and stars…

Balancing

By Peggy Denial For about a year, my husband and I were involved with our son's biological family in a major legal battle over adoption, custody, and other aspects of Matthew's daily life.…

Poem: Teacher, Teacher

Children, the Great Consciousness in its myriad forms. May I honor each one as we work together. I enter a room filled with small eager beings busy with things to see,…

International Mindfulness Network

A Message from Thich Nhat Hanh November 2 , 1999 Plum Village, France Sharing a Practice Twelve years ago, at a retreat in Montreal, a lady told me after the first…

Announcements

Passages Married: Linda Buckley, True Spiritual Fulfillment, and Jeff Robertson were married on October 18, 1999 in Hamakua, Hawai'i. New Book by Thich Nhat Hanh Thich Nhat Hanh's new book, Going…

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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