Order of Interbeing | Tiep Hien

Students of Thich Nhat Hanh and practicing the Plum Village Tradition

  • A New Aspirancy Application Packet

    A New Aspirancy Application Packet

    Following many months of diligent work by the Order of Interbeing Committee, Dharma Teachers Sangha Caretaking Council, and the elders in the monastic community, we are now able to offer an revised and updated Order of Interbeing Aspirancy Application Packet. This new packet should be used by any new aspirants in North America. Ahora disponible […]

  • Sitting down is an act of revolution

    Sitting down is an act of revolution

    The act of sitting down is an act of revolution — Thich Nhat Hanh Sitting down is revolutionary because it means you are stopping and choosing to rest in this place, in this moment. It’s revolutionary, because modern life is so busy. At work I’m busy getting things done, then I turn to projects at […]

  • Love. Heal. Act. Three Key Questions When Considering the Plight of the Earth

    Love. Heal. Act. Three Key Questions When Considering the Plight of the Earth

    John Bell responds to three questions about how we love Mother Earth, face climate suffering, and taking responsibility.

  • Ordination Opportunity in 2021

    Ordination Opportunity in 2021

    Dear Dharma Teachers, Dear Order Members, Dear Aspirants, In 2021 there will be two opportunities for aspirants from North America to be ordained into the Order of Interbeing. These will be online transmission ceremonies. In order to facilitate the process, please review the requirements, criteria, and procedures for North American students of Thich Nhat Hanh. […]

  • Listening Circles for Healing Racism, for White People: Facilitators Guidebook

    Dear OI Friends, In June 2020, within a week of George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police, I invited white practitioners on our OI list to a “Listening Circle for Healing Our White Racism” on Zoom. One hundred (100) mindfulness practitioners showed up! After some welcoming, validating of them, and offering some framing thoughts, in pairs […]

  • Joanne Friday

    Joanne Friday

    On January 20, 2021, Joanne Friday, our beloved dharma teacher, partner, friend, and mentor, transitioned from the Historic dimension into the Ultimate dimension. Joanne was a Dharma teacher in the Tiep Hien Order, the Order of Interbeing, founded by Buddhist monk and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. In 2003 she received authority to teach from […]

  • Right Livelihood in an Unjust Society

    What is Right Livelihood? When doing research for this column, rather to my surprise, I couldn’t find all that much written on Right Livelihood, even though it is part of the Buddha’s Noble Eightfold Path. It is as if most Buddhist thinkers consider the matter relatively straightforward, simply a matter of choosing a job that […]

  • Prayer for Everyone During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    May all doctors, nurses, and other hospital workers have the emotional strength and physical stamina to meet the challenges they are facing every day. May all essential workers — police, firefighters, store personnel,delivery people, and more — be safe from this virus as they perform their critical services. May everyone struggling with illness from this […]

  • A New Paradigm For Racial Justice and the Global Pandemic

    Meeting suffering where it is – a path to freedom. Centering the lives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in our practices meets the suffering where it is and offers a path to freedom. A New Paradigm for Racial Justice and the Global Pandemic” is an offering by Marisela Gomez and Valerie Brown. We encourage […]

  • Buddhists Help Get Out the Vote

    In this time of great fear, it is important that we think of the long-term challenges—and possibilities—of the entire globe. Photographs of our world from space clearly show that there are no real boundaries on our blue planet. Therefore, all of us must take care of it and work to prevent climate change and other […]