North American Ordination (2019 Only)

Dear Dharma Teachers, Dear Order Members, Dear Aspirants, In 2019 there will be one opportunity for aspirants from North America to be ordained into the Order of Interbeing at Magnolia Grove Monastery. In order to facilitate the process, the Care-Taking Council of the Dharma Teachers Sangha of North America (including both monastics and lay Dharma… Continue reading North American Ordination (2019 Only)

North American Ordination (2017 Only)

Dear Dharma Teachers, Dear Order Members, Dear Aspirants, In 2017 there will be three opportunities for aspirants from North America to be ordained into the Order of Interbeing. In order to facilitate the process, the Care-Taking Council of the Dharma Teachers Sangha of North America (including both monastics and lay Dharma Teachers) have clarified the… Continue reading North American Ordination (2017 Only)

A Road Back

A Road Back for Lapsed Order of Interbeing Core Community Lay Members Who Wish to Renew An offering from the North American Dharma Teachers Sangha From time to time, Order of Interbeing (OI) Core Community members may fall away from their practice as brothers and sisters in the OI family. Some of these friends retain… Continue reading A Road Back

Forty Tenets of Plum Village

Introduction The Forty Tenets were formulated and taught by Thầy in Plum Village during the Spring Retreat 2006, the Autumn Retreat 2006 and the Winter Retreats 2006, 2007. They serve as the foundation for the Plum Village teachings and practices and for our Mindfulness Trainings, whether they are the Five of the laity, the Ten… Continue reading Forty Tenets of Plum Village

Conflict Resolution Guide

The Harmony Committee for the North American Dharma Teachers Sangha has created this Conflict Resolution Guide. This document was prepared by the Harmony Committee of the Plum Village North American Dharma Teachers Sangha over three years beginning in 2010. The committee included both lay and monastic Dharma Teachers. The document provides resources for using conflicts for… Continue reading Conflict Resolution Guide

Ethical Concerns Regarding Dharma Teachers

The Harmony Committee for the North American Dharma Teachers Sangha has created this Policy and Procedures for Ethical Concerns regarding Dharma Teachers. This policy establishes a process for addressing perceived ethical lapses by ordained Order of Interbeing Dharma teachers in North America who are members of the Plum Village Lineage North American Dharma Teachers Council (“Dharma… Continue reading Ethical Concerns Regarding Dharma Teachers