Though mindfulness and meditation have only entered the Western world relatively recently, these practices have been in use in other parts of the world for a much longer time. Here at Spire, we want to bring you closer to this wealth of knowledge by partnering with various mindfulness experts.
Thích Nhất Hạnh is a teacher, author and Zen master who has worked to bring Buddhism to the United States and Europe by establishing monasteries and practice centers in addition to publishing over 100 titles on meditation and mindfulness. In an effort to reach those who are seeking to find calm and meaning in their lives, Thích Nhất Hạnh’s Buddhist monastery Plum Village have created a series of 1-week mini-courses for Spire users. Starting today, you can get an intimate experience with Thích Nhất Hạnh’s Plum Village and their mindfulness practices with a mini-course called “What is Mindfulness?” found in the Boosts section of the Spire app. This will continue as a series and in the coming weeks, courses will be released to help you apply mindfulness to your digital devices, sleep, meals, and relationships.
By partnering with Spire in the creation of these mini-courses, Thích Nhất Hạnh’s Plum Village hopes to make mindfulness accessible to more people but also applicable to their daily lives full of distractions and routines. Brother Phap Linh from Plum Village expresses how the monastery is “very happy to share mindfulness practices developed by our Teacher Thích Nhất Hạnh through Spire.” Spire users, who are already striving to reduce stress and discover calm are the perfect community to reach with Thích Nhất Hạnh’s Plum Village vision and courses.
As you continue on your path to mindfulness, use the Spire app with Thích Nhất Hạnh’s Plum Village courses to help you along the way.