Starting your practice
Mindfulness is a practical skill and practising mindfulness is a vital element in its development. You don’t need any equipment or anyone else to start practising mindfulness.
- Start to practise some or all of the mindfulness practices on your own. You can start practising right away – just experiment with bringing the basic practices of enlightened living into your daily life. There are lots of resources that you can access to help you learn about the practice. You might start by looking at the Mindfulness Resources section of our website.
- Start to practise with others. Practising on your own is an excellent start but you will be greatly supported and assisted by practising with others.. You can practise with others in a number of ways:
- Attend a local practice group (these are called Sanghas – which means groups or assemblies)
- Attend one of our courses or training events
- Visit Plum Village and the European Institute of Applied Buddhism to take part in a retreat or course.
Wake Up – a special group for young people
Deepening your practice -The Order of Interbeing
The Order of Interbeing is an international group established by Thich Nhat Hanh in 1964 for practitioners who have committed to a deeper level of practice. You can find more information about the Order of Interbeing here.