Plum Village Bell Meditation

The sound of the bell brings us back to peace.

* The Bell Meditation

We find peace in our mind by using the sound of the bell to bring us back to ‘the safe island of mindfulness.’
It is a simple means of bringing the mind back to it’s natural state of equilibrium.

For me, it is like the Breathing Meditation by Gen Tharchin, with the meaning of his words implied by the bell.
Within these meditations there are deeper and deeper levels of meaning for us to explore; each more beautiful than the last.

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Dear Friends,These are my favorite meditations at present. They are lead by Thích Nhất Hạnh, the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, zen master, teacher, author, poet and peace activist. These meditations are based on the Buddha’s

Discourse on the Full Awareness of Breathing

Thích Nhất Hạnh lived for many years in the Plum Village Monastery in the Dordogne region in the South of France. These meditations were recorded there.

1) Short introduction spoken by Thích Nhất Hạnh (2:49) 

mp3 link

2) Bell meditation just the sound of the bell at intervals to allow mindful breathing in the intervals (38:21) From minute 33:00 to minute 38:21 Sister Jina van Hengel explains the structure of the meditations. I recommend listening to this part before continuing to part 3.

mp3 link

3) Guided bell meditation spoken by Sister Jina van Hengel, Plum Village Monastery, France (9:51) 

mp3 link

     This bell meditation…

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. heartflow2013
    Aug 11, 2013 @ 00:43:04

    Thanks for the re-blog, Jas! Here is the link to purchase the cd or download the mp3:
    much love and peace ~ tomas ☼



  2. stockdalewolfe
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 01:11:18

    Reblogged this on MOONSIDE.



  3. stockdalewolfe
    Aug 14, 2013 @ 01:12:47

    Thank you, Jas, reblogged it– so good– your Reiki friend, Ellen



    • Jas Baku
      Aug 16, 2013 @ 04:07:52

      Thank you for the re-blog! Breathing meditation works so well in bringing peace to the mind, and Thay’s meditations are beautiful in their simplicity, aren’t they.



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