Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing.
We bring our body and mind into harmony while we wash the dishes, drive the car or take our morning shower. We practice mindfulness not just in a meditation centre but throughout every moment of the day, whether we are at home, at work, travelling or engaging in any other activities of daily life.
In practicing together as a Sangha, as a community, our practice of mindfulness becomes more joyful, relaxed and steady. We are bells of mindfulness for each other, supporting and reminding each other along the path of practice. With the support of the community, we can practice to cultivate peace and joy within and around us, as a gift for all of those we love and care for. We can cultivate our solidity and freedom - solid in our deepest aspirations and free from our fears, misunderstandings and suffering.
Thich Nhat Hanh has explained his practice in many books including: "The Miracle of Mindfulness", "Touching Peace", "Creating True Peace", "The Path of Emancipation", "Healing and Transformation", "Peace is Every Step" and many others.