Who We Are


The Louisville Community of Mindful Living is a lay community of Buddhist practice where members support one another's personal and spiritual unfolding while exploring Buddhism in the tradition of Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. We remain open to truths from all other sources.  

We come together to mediate, share insights, ask questions, and find a peaceful refuge without fear of judgment or rejection.  

Our community (called a "sangha") aspires to live the Buddha's way of mindfulness, which leads to an awakened life of joy, compassion, and loving kindness for ourselves and all beings.  Our practice is to maintain mindfulness of body, feelings, mind and the world, to look deeply to see the interconnected and impermanent nature of ourselves and the world.

We use this method in sitting and walking mediation as well as in our everyday lives:  washing the dishes, cleaning the house, etc. During our Sunday sessions, we practice sitting meditation, walking meditation, share the fruits of our practice as well as other activities.

The tools for our practice include suggested methods for healthy living:  the Five Mindfulness Trainings and the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings, which were offered by the Buddha and translated by Thich Nhat Hanh.  Other practice tools include the Full Awareness of Breathing guided meditation and other gathas (poems) and songs.


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Thich Nhat Hanh practicing walking meditation, China