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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Autumn 2011, issue 58

    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 is full of questions and answers: Thay and monastics respond to inquiries about protecting life, creating peaceful relationships, and managing our feelings of superiority and inferiority; Sister Trai Nghiem, lay Dharma teacher Eileen Kiera, and musician Susanne Olbrich offer insights and guidance for being with illness and loss; Sangha friends share the joy, fear, determination, and insight that accompanied them across the threshold to receive the Five Mindfulness Trainings; the birth of the Asian Institute of Applied Buddhism; Thay’s proposal for bringing mindfulness into schools.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2013, issue 63

    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 generously gives us a guide for the radical surrender and gentle openness of the mutual trust of Earth and us; tools to help us realize and honor our interdependence with the Earth; a ceremony for opening ourselves to the beauty, suffering, and capacity for healing in the Earth (our body); the Earth Peace Treaty gives us a chance to commit to steps that will lighten our ecological footprint; the Wake-Up movement in Bhutan, India, and the UK; London’s “Sit in Peace” event.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2014, issue 65

    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: Q&A session with Thich Nhat Hanh fearlessly welcoming of any kind of suffering in order to transform it; Thich Nhat Hanh’s calligraphy exhibit in NYC; Anh-Huong Nguyen encourages us to embrace our pain and to lean into the Sangha for support; young practitioners in the Wake Up movement share what it’s like to rely on the Sangha and be transformed by the collective energy of awakening; stories of ever-deepening gratitude and compassion.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2016, issue 71

    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 potent teaching about the freedom obtained when we stop searching and live happily in the here and now; “Understanding and Love: The Spirit of the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings,” by a well-loved teacher, Venerable Thich Phuoc Tinh, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Order of Interbeing; useful guidance on how to build community from Sister Annabel; teachings for children; delightful insights from young people; deep looking into what we eat and the rights of animals.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Autumn 2018, issue 79

    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 David Viafora, an Order of Interbeing member and part of the Mindfulness Bell caretaking council, this issue is infused with reflections about nourishing our Sangha. In “Practicing Mindful Consumption Together,” Thich Nhat Hanh focuses on young people’s practice, mindful journalism, and nourishing our joy and happiness.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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    The Mindfulness Bell: Winter 1994, issue 10

    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 encourages us to become deeply rooted in our spiritual and blood families so we can enter the present moment fully, with strength and ease. The experiential pieces that follow describe the challenges of being present with difficult states of mind, family members, and neighbors, and in the midst of war, poverty, and oppression.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Spring 1996, issue 16

    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: Loving the Unlovable by Thich Nhat Hanh, daily practices, Sangha news, an update on Vietnam, and more.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 1996, issue 17

    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 focuses on prayer in its many forms: Thich Nhat Hanh's Dharma teaching explores how we define prayer and its effectiveness; reflections on how they weave together prayer and mindfulness practice; a tribute to Jim Fauss; Thay's visits to Italy, France, Germany, and Sister Annabel's visit to Thailand.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: January-April 1997, issue 18

    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 how to cultivate love, compassion, joy, and equanimity in ourselves and others. Maxine Hong Kingston encourages us to develop an art and literature of joy. Other Sangha members share their insights into the Vietnamese roots of Thich Nhat Hanh's teachings, the second international Order of Interbeing conference, and family practice.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Fall 1998, issue 22

    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, practitioners share their experiences of bringing mindfulness into schools, prisons, and hospitals; to impoverished people; and to the Earth herself.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Spring 1999, issue 24

    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: Shining Light as discussed by Thich Nhat Hanh; difficulties as opportunities to deepen practice; insights for a healthy residential Sangha; the beauty of sharing experiences with Sangha; Wendy Johnson, Lyn Fine, and Larry Ward offer specific suggestions grown from the seeds of their experiences; Sangha practices from young people; and more.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2000, issue 26

    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, writers share how the warmth and light of practice transformed difficulties and opened doors of compassion and understanding.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Winter 2001, issue 28

    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 shares about the suffering caused by AIDS; Dharma teacher Jack Lawlor invites us to look at the habit energies present in our daily consumption; Peggy Rowe and Tracy Sarriugarte offer practices that cultivate consumption of nourishing and healing nutriments; mindfulness practice in social action and daily practice; mindful speech practice; and more.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Winter 2001/2002, issue 30

    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 contains a special section with some of Thay's responses to 9/11, including his Dharma talk on September 13, and stories of practitioners who were with Thay during that time. This issue also contains a biography of Thay Giac Thanh and a section on practicing mindfulness in the workplace.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Winter 2002/2003, issue 32

    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. Please enter this issue as you would an orchard in the late autumn sun. There are a variety of appealing fruits to enjoy, in the form of articles, images and poetry. There is also the warm companionship and inspiration of many friends and teachers offering their insights and experiences on the path of practice. Taste, taste and see for yourself the sweetness, the sharpness, and the richness of the living Dharma.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Spring 2003, issue 33

    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 a Dharma talk on poetry by Thich Nhat Hanh, sharings from new Dharma teachers, the Five Touchings of the Earth, education, healing, sacred clowning, and many other sharings from practitioners.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2003, issue 34

    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 offers spiritual reflections on war and peace; practicing peace in times of war; singing meditation and chanting; walking meditation; practices for children; and many more offerings from the heart.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Fall/Winter 2003, issue 35

    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 teachings to US Congress members; Thay leads us through the practice of compassion in the Lotus Sutra; a story with haiku from two writer/environmentalists; a guided tour to war torn Israel; senior nun Sister Jina offers many concrete ways to deepen our daily practice; the story of a mindfulness psychotherapy clinic and ways to practice with our bodies and with pain; and many other fruits of practice from Sangha members throughout the world.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2004, issue 36

    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: commentary on the teachings of Master Linji by Thich Nhat Hanh; reflections from the Winter Retreat; the path of the Bodhisattva; young people’s practice; and more!

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Autumn 2005, issue 40

    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 cultivating true happiness; our connection to Vietnam; practitioners offer their insights and transformation; family practices; and more!

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2007, issue 44

    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 consciousness and quantum physics; teachings on peace; the Fifty-One Mental Formations; prison as a hermitage; everyday Dharma; and more!

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2007, issue 45

    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 "Sitting in the Wind of Spring;" healing in Vietnam; reflections from retreats; practices for young folk; in memoriam Thay Giac Thanh; practicing with gathas, and much more.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2008, issue 47

    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, "Our Environment: Touching the Gift of Life" and his letter on global warming; the practice of Beginning Anew; solidarity with the monks of Burma; practicing with Mother Earth; Dharma discussion guidelines.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2009, issue 50

    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: Q&A with Thich Nhat Hanh during the “Engaged Buddhism for the Twenty-First Century” retreat in Hanoi; stories from the biannual United Nations Day of Vesak in Vietnam; mindful dying; Buddhist tools for tackling climate change; news from the European Institute of Applied Buddhism.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2010, issue 53

    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: how mindfulness, kindness, and Sangha building can nourish us through the uncertain terrain of loss; transforming busyness and distraction into mindfulness at home and at work; the Estes Park, Colorado retreat 2009—the first large retreat conducted by monastics without Thay’s physical presence; the young monastics who were forcibly removed from Bat Nha Monastery in September 2009; Maitreya Fonds, a German organization enriching children’s education in Vietnam.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2011, issue 57

    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: ten monastics share candid and compelling personal stories of obstacles, epiphanies, and aspirations; the new Five-Year Monastic Training and Service Program; Thich Nhat Hanh offers wisdom for laypeople to build a warm, safe home within ourselves and to create relationships rooted in mutual understanding and love; lay friends show us that the joy of practice can blossom beautifully even in Auschwitz and within prison walls.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2012, issue 59

    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 “Together We Are One” skillfully shows us how to grow our understanding and stop the cycle of suffering; Sister Jewel frames her two visits to prisons with a lovely teaching on self-forgiveness that is not just for inmates; practitioners share about their rocky roads to the beautiful vista of forgiveness.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2012, issue 60

    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, we honor the Plum Village 30th Anniversary and the Wake Up movement: our history and our future. This issue includes: a treasury of photos from the first decades of Plum Village; memories from the early years; the heart of our practice—changing mud into lotus flowers; how the Wake Up movement began with Thay’s repeated question: “How can we share the practice with young people?;” bright moments from the movement’s short history (Wake Up tours, the creation of a CD for peace, flash mob meditations).

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2013, issue 62

    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. Thay tells us that our true home is always available, right here within us. As we see in this issue of the Mindfulness Bell, we share this understanding of home with friends across the globe. This issue takes us to Bhutan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia—and in each place, we find friends whose lives are lit up with mindfulness. Their stories transport us outward to new territory, and inward to our growing compassion as we walk the path together.

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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