Professor Buddha and the Bell


The third dharma talk of the Understanding Is Love Retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism in Waldbrol, Germany. The talk is given in English with consecutive translation into Dutch. In this talk on August 22, 2014, Thay teaches on using the bell and the noble eightfold path. Both the audio and the video are available below.


  • The Bell. How to use the bell in the family. (40-minutes)
  • Object of our mindfulness
  • Producing Mindfulness, Concentration, and Insight
  • Right Thinking
  • Right Speech
  • Right Action
  • Right Livelihood
  • Four kinds of nutriments
  • Right Diligence

By Chan Niem Hy

Dharma Teacher.


  1. How is Thay feeling? We’ve heard he was having difficulty. Much love to him. May he be free from suffering.

  2. Thank you so much for this. I thought my reply went through yesterday, but apparently not. I shared it with my Insight Timer TNH community. Please pass along our love.

  3. Yes, I was saddened, very disturbed to hear that Thay is ill. I wish him ease and peace and a quick recovery. _(())_ T.R.

  4. Kenley, do you know where I might purchase a small bell, like the palm size bell that Thay uses in the video? I’ve wanted one for a long time.

  5. Sending love and compassion to Thay, and wishing that he feels better soon. Much sunshine to you Thay

  6. Missed Thay ‘s Dharma talk so much thursday in Plum Village. Send him a lot of love and fast recovery.

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