Photo by Paul Davis
Winter/Spring 2013 Issue
Dear beloved community,
The Winter/Spring issue of the Mindfulness Bell opens with a wonderful series of questions and answers with Thich Nhat Hanh: No Birth, No Death: Only Transformation. Thay responds to questions from children and adults, including: If you just moved into a new school, and you're finding it hard to make new friends, how can you make new friends? If there is no such thing as death, then why is it wrong to kill? How do you become a monk?
In a touching and inspiring interview, Joanne Friday shares stories about applying the practice of mindfulness in daily life. She tells stories about her ordination as a Dharma teacher, her experience of being diagnosed with cancer, and her way of connecting with her inner child to heal the past in the present moment.
Thay tells us that our true home is always available, right here within us. As we see in this "global" issue, we share this understanding of home with friends all over the world. The magazine takes us to Ireland, Bhutan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Mexico, New Zealand, and Australia – and in each place, we find friends whose lives are lit up with mindfulness.
If you feel nourished by the Mindfulness Bell, we invite you to make a donation to help sustain the magazine. Donations make it possible for us to provide free subscriptions to prison inmates, many of whom have no other connection with the Dharma and the Sangha.
May this collection kindle love in our hearts and nourish peace in our lives.
A lotus for you,
The Mindfulness Bell