"The Art of Mindful Living*

Thich Nhat Hanh has been a pioneer bringing mindfulness in the West since the early 1970s, developing new ways to apply ancient wisdom to the challenges of modern life.

Mindfulness is the energy that we generate when we bring our mind back to our body and get in touch with what is going on in the present moment, within us and around us in a non judgemental way. We become aware of our breathing and come home to our body, fully present for ourselves and whatever we are doing.

*From Plum Village.org

Mindfulness Practice

A number of mindfulness practices are available on Plum Village.org


Gathas a re short poems that help us go through the day in Mindfulness

How to Enjoy our Practice:

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Mindfulness Trainings
Recitation Booklet

Containing the five and the fourteen
Mindfulness Trainings

The Five Remembrances

The Upajjhatthana Sutta (Subjects for Contemplation) also known as the Five Remembrances

The "Five Mindfulness Trainings*" represent the Buddhist vision for a global spirituality and ethic. They are a concrete expression of the Buddha’s teachings on the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, the path of right understanding and true love, leading to healing, transformation, and happiness for ourselves and for the world. To practice the Five Mindfulness Trainings is to cultivate the insight of interbeing, or Right View, which can remove all discrimination, intolerance, anger, fear, and despair. If we live according to the Five Mindfulness Trainings, we are already on the path of a bodhisattva. Knowing we are on that path, we are not lost in confusion about our life in the present or in fears about the future.

*From Plum Village.org

The Five Mindfulness Trainings 2022
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Mindful Living Books for Beginners:

Guided Meditations and Daily Practices:

The Practice of Touching the Earth:

'Sister Chan Khong is the first fully-ordained monastic disciple of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and the director of his humanitarian projects since the 1960’s.' Her life is a true example of fortitude, compassion, loving kindness and commitment. She is wonderful inspiration to all of us.

Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet - Book & Course:

'Breathing in, I see myself as a flower.

Breathing out, I feel fresh.'