The Way to Practice Applied Mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh

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Junaidi Pháp Tử
Pataraporn Sirikarnchana
Phra Medhivajarapundit


The objectives of this research are: (1) to study the concept of applied mindfulness according to Thich Nhat Hanh Tradition, (2) to understand the application of applied mindfulness in the daily lives of monks and nuns from Thich Nhat Hanh's tradition, and (3) to support the practice of applied mindfulness of each individual and society. The research focuses on Thich Nhat Hanh's tradition of monks and nuns' daily mindfulness practice, focusing on mindful breathing as a key activity, forming associative learning similar to classical conditioning theory in psychology, and enhancing daily life experiences. The study explores monks' and nuns' lived experiences and consciousness using phenomenological analysis, simple sampling, and NVivo to synthesize themes and understand the experience phenomena. The applied mindfulness, essence, and integration into daily activities form the three core themes, exploring their profound effect on emotion regulation and interpersonal connections. The findings of this study serve as a cornerstone for embarking on a spiritual journey and inspiring both the monastic community and individuals to navigate their daily struggles. Stemming from Thich Nhat Hanh's suggested approach of seamlessly blending into everyday life, this practice holds potential for application in a myriad of settings including households, educational institutions, workplaces, and other receptive communities.

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Pháp Tử, J., Sirikarnchana, P. ., & Phra Medhivajarapundit. (2023). The Way to Practice Applied Mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. The Journal of International Buddhist Studies College (JIBSC), 9(2), 127–146. Retrieved from
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