Revised 14 Mindfulness Trainings Now Available (April, 2012)

The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings for Engaged Buddhism are the precepts of the Order of Interbeing, the Tiep Hien Order, the core community of ordained monastics and laypeople practicing in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Sometimes seen as an expanded expression of the heart of the Five Mindfulness Trainings, the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings can also be practiced by anyone who feels supported by them in nurturing a meaningful and happy life, and many people practice these trainings beautifully and powerfully without ever receiving formal transmission. A revised version of the Trainings was presented by Thay at the Great Ordination Ceremony in Plum Village, February, 2012, and a final version of this revision has now been updated and released. For the current revised text of the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings, please click here.
“The Long Arm of the Fourfold Sangha,” a teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh about the origins and meaning of the Order of Interbeing and the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings, is available in the online archive of the Autumn 2010 volume of the Mindfulness Bell, a magazine of the Plum Village (Thich Nhat Hanh’s) Community, p.4, and the audio version of the full talk by Thay is available on Thich Nhat Hanh Audio.
Peaceful City Sangha recites the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information about the recitation, please call Sara at 215.852.4375.