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Resources and Local Sanghas

Tools to use to help us build sanghas.


  • Friends on the Path, by Thich Nhat Hanh
  • Joyfully Together, by Thich Nhat Hanh


  • The Mindfulness Bell is published by the Community of Mindful Living three times a year as a resource for those engaged in the practice of mindfulness in daily life.  Each issue begins with a Dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh, followed by essays and experiential accounts by practitioners and reports on social work in Vietnam and other outreach projects.  Related news and announcements of local Sangha activities.  Thich Nhat Hanh’s retreat schedule, and an annual directory of Sanghas throughout the world, are also included.

We welcome art, photos, poetry and articles about the experience of mindfulness practice in daily life.  For more information about submissions: click here!

  • A Sangha Directory of all Thich Nhat Hanh Sanghas worldwide is available here!
  • The Sangha Building Project through the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation offers a digital Sangha Handbook - learn more and download.
  • The Sangha of the United Kingdom has a very comprehensive online manual explaining many Plum Village practices, like how to invite the bell, lead sitting meditation, practicing tea meditation, hugging meditation, the Peace Treaty, Beginning Anew, etc.  Go to
  • There is a Mindfulness Practice Center handbook available from Parallax Press ( that explains how to set up a non-sectarian center of practice without Buddhist terms or rituals.
  • Magnolia Grove Monastery in Mississippi, Blue Cliff Monastery in New York are also great resources.  You can find more information about the centers at their websites.
  • You can also invite monastic and lay Dharma Teachers to come and lead retreats in your area.  On our website there is also a list of monastic and lay Dharma Teachers and the retreats they will be offering each year.

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Happy Sangha Building!