Communities

Learning, meaning and identity

« Engagement in social practice is the fundamental process by which we learn and so become who we are » Etienne C. Wenger, 1952.

  1. Order of Interbeing

    Order of Interbeing

    The Order of Interbeing (OI) is a community of monastics and laypeople who have committed to living their lives in accord with the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings, a distillation of the Bodhisattva (Enlightened Being) teachings of Mahayana Buddhism.

    Established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in Saigon in 1966, the OI was founded in the Linji tradition of Buddhist meditative practice and emphasizes the Four Spirits: non-attachment from views, direct experimentation on the nature of interdependent origination through meditation, appropriateness, and skillful means.