The Community of Mindfulness in Israel practices the mindfulness tradition of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village community. We meet weekly for meditation in both Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, hold national days of mindfulness every six weeks and organize larger retreats and other events throughout the year.
What we should ask ourselves is if we are practicing love for ourselves, because to love ourselves means to love our community. If we’re able to love ourselves, to nourish ourselves correctly, to not intoxicate ourselves, we’re already protecting and nurturing our society. Because the moment we’re able to smile, to look at ourselves with compassion, our world begins to change.
Thich Nhat Hanh
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Recent Blog Posts
Looking out at the green wadi of Ein Hod at a recent day of mindfulness, I felt my long-standing preoccupation with faith nudge me once again. Continue reading →
My friend and teacher Shelagh walks a sacred path every morning. Actually, her path is about 30 meters long, from her apartment building door down a walkway with hedges on either side, to the stairs that exit the complex. But for Shelagh this is one of her most meaningful practices.Continue reading →
One of my favorite practices is to go back to a basic instruction given by the Buddha or Thay — one I have heard many times — and investigate whether it resonates something different or deeper in me this time round.Continue reading →