The Community of Interbeing – Thich Nhat Hanh in the UK
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The Community of Interbeing is a growing UK educational charity that supports and shares mindfulness practice to people of all ages. We welcome people of all faiths and none, honouring the differing religious traditions of our members.
Part of the wider international grouping of practitioners worldwide who follow the mindfulness practice and teachings of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, we are building a more peaceful world by supporting you to find peace in yourself.
We offer calmer, happier living through mindfulness combined with ethics and an understanding of interbeing (the knowledge of the deep connections we share with the world around us and each other).
We have over 100 local UK mindfulness practice groups or “Sanghas” in the UK, each with their own activities and contacts, which support the growing numbers of practitioners in our tradition.
We offer various retreats and courses throughout the year, including a 6-week introductory course to the practice of mindfulness ‘Be calm: Be happy’ at a variety of locations around the UK.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. He is the man Martin Luther King called “An Apostle of peace and nonviolence” and whom he proposed for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1967.
Thich Nhat Hanh’s key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live happily in the present moment: the only way to truly develop peace, both in one’s self and in the world. Since experiencing a stroke in November 2014, Thich Nhat Hanh practices mainly at Plum Village in France.