The Mindfulness Bell magazine invites you to enjoy a special holiday offer.
From November 24 – December 24, 2013, one- and two-year subscriptions within the U.S. will be available at the following reduced rates – approximately a 15% discount off the regular price:
One-year subscription – $21
Two-year subscription – $40
The Mindfulness Bell is published three times a year. Each issue includes a recent Dharma talk by our beloved teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, and stories by monastic and lay practitioners expressing the heart of our practice.
We hope this special offer will inspire you to begin or renew your own subscription and also give the Mindfulness Bell as a gift for your loved ones.
Please share this offer with your local Sangha. Thank you, dear friends.
With gratitude, in joyful service,
The Mindfulness Bell
Autumn 2013 Issue
We are happy to share the Autumn 2013 issue of the Mindfulness Bell, a beautiful collection of articles, stories, poetry, and photography.
This issue opens with Thich Nhat Hanh's eloquent Dharma talk, "To Make Reconciliation Possible." Thay gives us keys for working with the suffering caused by difficult relationships between individuals, ethnic groups, and nations. He encourages us, once we’ve understood our own suffering, to say to our loved ones, “Please tell me what is in your heart, your difficulties, your suffering, your fear, your anger, so that I’ll be able to understand.”
Thay's talk is a powerful framework for Dharma sharings in this issue:
* Sister Dang Nghiem's article, "Scorpion Nature," tells how mindfulness helps us transform our tendency to harm ourselves and others. Sister D describes her process of learning to be grateful to her illness and discusses how we can love our bodies as they are.
* Brother Phap Nguyen offers a reflection on the first 30 years of Plum Village and how the young generation is bringing Buddhism into the future.
* In "One Year as a Monk," Brother Pham Hanh tells why he became a monastic, what he has learned – especially about true love – and how being a monk helps others.
* Lay friends tell how they've worked with the deepest suffering in their lives: schizophrenia, abuse, the trauma of war, and their own anger. They share the mindfulness practices they were able to use and show us how they have flowered beautifully out of dire circumstances.
If your practice has been supported by the Mindfulness Bell, we invite you to share the Dharma with your loved ones by giving a gift subscription this holiday season. We thank you for your generosity and support.
May this offering deeply nourish our peace, understanding, and love.
A lotus for you,
The Mindfulness Bell