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The Community of Mindful Living (CML) is a Buddhist community located in Berkeley, California.[1] It was founded in 1983 by followers of the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh and was incorporated in 1990 in California as a nonprofit religious organization.[2] CML provides support for individuals and meditation groups (sanghas) worldwide who wish to practice in the tradition of Zen Buddhism associated with Thich Nhat Hanh.[1] It also assists with the organization of retreats offered by Hanh and lay teachers in the United States and Canada. In December 1999, CML officially became a “Doing Business As” (DBA) arm of the Unified Buddhist Church, the governing body for Hanh's various affiliated organizations.[2]

The Community of Mindful Living is one of centers from which the Plum Village Tradition approach is disseminated in the West.[3]

The Mindfulness Bell magazine is published by CML three times a year and contains “Dharma Talks” by Thich Nhat Hanh, articles by members of the Order of Interbeing, both monastic and lay, and announcements of retreats, activities, and other items of interest.[2][4]

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  1. ^ a b Irons, Edward (2008). Encyclopedia of Buddhism. New York, NY: Checkmark Books. p. 502. ISBN 9780816077441.
  2. ^ a b c Irons, Edward. Encyclopedia of Buddhism. p. 378.
  3. ^ Irons, Edward. Encyclopedia of Buddhism. pp. 176–177.
  4. ^ "About: Mindfulness Bell". The Mindfulness Bell. Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism, Inc. Retrieved 15 May 2018.

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