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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: Summer 2008, issue 48

    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: Dharma talks "The Way to Well-Being" by Sister Annabel and Thich Nhat Hanh on Tibet; the aftermath of war; healing and transformation; the gift of non-fear; update language for the Five Contemplations; offerings from children; and more!

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Autumn 2008, issue 49

    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: the history of Engaged Buddhism; celebrating Vesak in Vietnam; mindful Christianity; joyful art of the heart; and much more!

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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: Autumn 2009, issue 52

    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: at the Path of the Buddha retreat, Thay focuses on global ethics; an updated version of the Five Mindfulness Trainings; Sangha building in prisons; a Dharma talk on fierce compassion by Cheri Maples; healing the past; mindful eating.

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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: Autumn 2010, issue 55

    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 offers many possibilities for transforming our livelihood and economy: Thay’s commentary on the Eleventh Mindfulness Training encourages us to keep compassion alive in our work; scholar Riane Eisler shares her vision of an economy based on compassion and creativity; a commitment to our core values can radically shift our work and economy; a social worker, family counselor, and school board member tell us how mindfulness supports their daily work; looking deeply at Sangha practice; People of Color Days of Mindfulness; Sanghas illustrate the power and beauty of many individuals practicing together.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2011, issue 56

    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: practical tools that renew and enliven love—hugging meditation, shared sitting practice, Beginning Anew, metta, and mindfulness; journey to Borobudur, Yojakarta, Plum Village Thailand, and Nhap Luu Monastery in southern Australia; Thich Nhat Hanh gently guides us to work with our perception of reality and the three doors of liberation—emptiness, signlessness, and aimlessness.

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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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  • 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: Autumn 2013, issue 64

    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 shares potent examples of how people have creatively transformed their suffering with Lyme disease, schizophrenia, abuse, the trauma of war, and their own anger; wonderful essays about the continuation of Buddhism in the young generation, as well as travel and cross-cultural exchange; Thich Nhat Hanh’s Dharma talk, “To Make Reconciliation Possible,” gives us keys for working with the suffering caused by difficult relationships between individuals, ethnic groups, and nations.

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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: Autumn 2014, issue 67

    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 Sister Jewel and Brother Phap Ho, this issue focuses on ways we can intelligently, compassionately, and joyfully reduce the Earth’s suffering: bringing mindfulness into our activism and engagement with society; reverent, nonviolent birth practices; siblinghood as a foundation of our social activism; planting a rainforest in Mexico; a residential mindfulness community in the UK; Thich Nhat Hanh’s Dharma talk, “Love is fulfilling.”

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2015, issue 68

    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 the European Institute of Applied Buddhism: Thich Nhat Hanh shows us why we never need to be afraid of being or non-being, birth or death; Thay Phap An and Sister Annabel share ancient wisdom from our spiritual ancestors and make it user-friendly for modern daily life; how Thay’s vision of Applied Buddhism has come to life; Joanna Macy and Jack Lawlor show us what engaged spirituality looks like in real life; a sit-a-thon and a book club are having far-reaching and wonderful effects.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Autumn 2015, issue 70

    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 prescribes a beautiful antidote to despair and isolation, and gives practical guidance on how to love; on racial injustice, Joanne Friday offers a model for how to respond effectively to violence and hatred; building Beloved Community; transforming imprisonment, illness, grief with compassion and mindfulness; Walk With Me, a documentary about Plum Village and our monastic siblings.

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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: Winter/Spring 2018, issue 77

    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 Dharma teacher Kai Romhardt, this issue is infused with reflections about mindfulness at work. Sister Chan Dieu Nghiem shares about the practice of aimlessness. Practitioners share practical tools and tips on cultivating mindful work.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2019, issue 80

    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 Thu Nguyen, Dharma teacher and member of the Mindfulness Bell caretaking council, this issue focuses on themes of Deep Listening and Healing Ancestral Roots. Our beloved teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh reflects on beginning anew, peace negotiations, and true diligence.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Winter/Spring 2020, issue 83

    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 Dharma teacher Trish Thompson, this issue shares the fruits of our practice with the Tenth Mindfulness Training of the Order of Interbeing “Nourishing and Protecting the Sangha” and our personal practice. Featuring a Dharma talk where Thich Nhat Hanh tells us about nourishing happiness in the present moment and keeping a daily notebook to evaluate your practice.

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  • The Mindfulness Bell: Summer 2020, issue 84

    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 longtime Order of Interbeing member John Bowman, this issue shares the fruits of our practice with navigating during challenging times, climate disruption, gardening, and returning to essential practices. Featuring "Taking Care of Our Suffering" where Thich Nhat Hanh tells us about connecting to our five-year-old inner child, acknowledging the good, writing a love letter to our family, and dealing with violence.

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  • The Novice Unabridged

    A Story of True Love

    Best-selling author and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh transforms an ancient folktale into a timeless parable of a young woman who dares to risk her life for her faith. Born...

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  • The New Social Face of Buddhism

    A Call to Action

    Jones presents an astute, well-informed, and balanced analysis of the philosophy, history, and future of socially relevant Buddhism. At a time when clear social action is needed more than ever,...

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  • Seeds of Love

    Growing Mindful Relationships

    Using the garden as metaphor, The Seeds of Love offers a process for creating mindfulness. From a Buddhist perspective, everything affects our consciousness and enters metaphorically as a seed. Through...

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  • Wide Awake

    A Buddhist Guide for Teens

    Many of today's teenagers are tired of the pressure to compete and consume-and are looking for a different way to live their lives. This book offers an alternative: the 2,500-year...

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  • Sitting Inside

    Buddhist Practice in America's Prisons

    The book has two audiences: prison inmates who want to start practicing Buddhism and volunteers from American sanghas who want to work with prison dharma groups. The book discusses the...

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  • Present Moment Wonderful Moment (Revised Edition)

    Available April 11, 2023.

    Verses for Daily Living-Updated Third Edition

    Beloved Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh offers 79 meditations to help you through your daily routines in a peaceful and mindful way and connect to the joy of the present...

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    Peace, Love, Action!

    Available July 3, 2023.

    Everyday Acts of Goodness from A to Z

    An invitation to young readers to roll up their sleeves, get inspired, and take action to build a sustainable, just, and loving world. Peace, Love, Action! is an illustrated, illuminated A-Z...

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    Mop Rides the Waves of Courage

    Available April 4, 2023.

    A Mop Rides Story (Emotional Regulation for Kids)

    The third in the Mop Rides series! Surfer Mop is back, this time with a case of the jitters that his dad and friends help him tackle Mop, his friends,...

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  • How to Smile

    Available June 20, 2023.

    The final book in the bestselling How To series: simple, refreshing meditations of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh give us inspiration and tools for transforming our suffering and cultivating happiness...

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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