Join us

Benefits of membership:

  • Join a growing band of fellow practitioners, and help promote the study and practice of mindful living in accordance with the teachings of Buddhist meditation master Thich Nhat Hanh.
  • Receive the CoI members’ newsletter Here & Now, published quarterly and containing up-to-date news of forthcoming events, dharma talks, local Sangha listings, as well as more in-depth articles about aspects of the practice.
  • Priority booking and discounts on national events organised by the CoI, such as retreats, dharma talks, Dharma Training Programmes, etc.
  • Discount on new publications (e.g. new books by Thich Nhat Hanh) pre-ordered from the CoI bookshop.
  • Free insurance on events and meetings organised by CoI members.
  • It is very helpful to join a local Sangha in which to be supported and support others in practicing Mindfulness. Please let us know if there is not a local Sangha in your area.

Membership rates:

  • Membership runs annually from January to December.
  • The suggested membership fee is £20 per year, or £11 if you cannot afford the full fee.
  • If you are joining part-way through the year, there is a reduction of the fee - see form (link below) for details.
  • If possible, please pay by standing order, which is much simpler for us to administer.
  • The Community of Interbeing UK is both a registered charity (#1096680) and a company limited by guarantee (#4623280). In the extremely unlikely event of bankruptcy, members have a liability limited to £10.
To join or to renew your membership for 2014 please email
(A downloadable membership form will be available again soon (in process of being edited because of change of membership secretary – please check back in a few days (this note added 11th April).)


For members, there is a National Bursary scheme to assist those on low incomes to attend retreats at Plum Village: please click  for details.