" The Mind Dragon", a comic strip about Plum Village

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" The Mind Dragon", a comic strip about Plum Village

<p><iframe src="https://cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2Fg8wKspUgl-U%3Ffeature%3Doembed&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dg8wKspUgl-U&amp;image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2Fg8wKspUgl-U%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen="" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Act now to help us realize an inspiring and transformative comic strip based on the mindfulness practices taught in the children&rsquo;s program of Plum Village: &ldquo;The Mind Dragon&rdquo;. </strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><iframe src="https://cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FFDlIaYZYdyQ%3Ffeature%3Doembed&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DFDlIaYZYdyQ&amp;image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2FFDlIaYZYdyQ%2Fhqdefault.jpg&amp;key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a&amp;type=text%2Fhtml&amp;schema=youtube" scrolling="no" allowfullscreen="" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This comic strip project arose &nbsp;during the Summer Opening Retreat of 2016, at the end of the <a target="_blank" href="https://plumvillage.org/retreats/visiting-us/programs-for-children-and-teens/">children&#39;s program</a> in <strong>Plum Village</strong> (a Bouddhist practice center in France, where thousands of people come for mindfulness retreats every year).</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" width="100%" src="https://i.embed.ly/1/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-cdt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F29026281_995015423986506_2041797098697362927_n.jpg%3Foh%3D9adcfc4ae96723c4e6482d5d643acb1b%26oe%3D5B3AEC2B&amp;key=7bb7fdfba53d4f19a57dc0abcac018df" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>At this time I created a treasure hunt with Brother Phap Luu and the other volunteers who played magical characters to help the children on their way. This game became soon &quot;The Dragon Quest&quot;, which encouraged kids to practice mindfulness together in order collectively to heal the old and sick Dragon.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" width="100%" src="https://i.embed.ly/1/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-cdt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F14390797_1073767342659126_5481746742323549308_n.jpg%3Foh%3D5f81292e2b2ee6411411b991d1f55287%26oe%3D5B4E7A2C&amp;key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The children were so &nbsp;enthused by the adventurous exploration of the game, where they would look for gathas to recite (short poems inviting us to be mindful in everyday activities), or songs to sing joyfully, until the Dragon finally appeared, that the game was repeated week after week, and the following year also, for the great enjoyment of all.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" width="100%" src="https://i.embed.ly/1/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-cdt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F20915320_1505822529473891_1012804123278800103_n.jpg%3Foh%3Dd0eeed3077883de2c1f202550000eefb%26oe%3D5B3540F4&amp;key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The purpose of this book is to create a work of art to extend the magic of this particular moment, and to teach &nbsp;children how to live mindfully with joy, sisterhood and brotherhood.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" width="100%" src="https://i.embed.ly/1/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-cdt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F15492405_1259721777417302_1537978224113479746_n.jpg%3Foh%3Dfaba710574ca71237cd7b18a32706754%26oe%3D5B449D9F&amp;key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The characters of this story are all inspired by people present at Plum Village during the Summer Opening Retreat of 2016. It is a great happiness for the members of the Plum Village community to be able to recognize the brothers from Upper Hamlet, or their own children, or lay friends, as well as symbolic places and items (bells, yurts, calligraphy, lotus flowers...) well known to us all.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" width="100%" src="https://i.embed.ly/1/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscreenshotscdn.firefoxusercontent.com%2Fimages%2F803a0d8e-41cd-4bfa-863d-bbb42973c698.png&amp;key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>On this <strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3QogNa5L2U">video</a></strong><strong>, </strong>you can see Brother Phap Luu and I, presenting the project in front of all the community present this day of january 2017.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" width="100%" src="https://i.embed.ly/1/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-cdt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F28685437_1698994196823389_7117327317945199988_n.jpg%3Foh%3De66ea7abafc02fb1d337b2d0e002709b%26oe%3D5B064E7D&amp;key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>For people who don&#39;t know Plum Village yet but would like to offer to themselves and to their children the possibility of a joyful and natural life in mindfulness, this book can be a good way to start.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" width="100%" src="https://i.embed.ly/1/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-cdt1-1.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F14390841_1073767509325776_6857157817460143674_n.jpg%3Foh%3Dd7c8122f8b791b0a60627c15f622e869%26oe%3D5B3779F9&amp;key=7bb7fdfba53d4f19a57dc0abcac018df" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>And who knows, if it may give them the aspiration to discover Plum Village, visit us and take time to get to know us more. They wouldl be welcome!</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>One last thing about this story: we also have the idea to create many other books linked to the storyline of this comic strip, including one long story to take place in the sisters&#39; hamlet with children and their parents, in order to present important practices like Beginning Anew, the practice of bringing joy and kindness into the family. We also are planning a series of short children&#39;s stories showcasing each of the different speaking animals of &quot;The Mind Dragon&quot;. </strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>WHAT WILL THE BOOK LOOK LIKE ?</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;The Mind Dragon&quot; will be published in two parts made like this:</p><p>- 30 pages</p><p>- soft cover</p><p>- A4 size</p><p>- everything in colors</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" width="100%" src="https://i.embed.ly/1/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F30226549_1010805902407458_7137529944170561536_n.jpg%3F_nc_cat%3D0%26_nc_eui2%3Dv1%253AAeGnW7fjv_6-7Rs_JpOKX1Oy5wADjz30BhNj9kVe6N0uMOlLFG7iud_P7DSnbd0oGLQHYoDaYnZ9JW5PW9j8TKWeksLBaHuIMFbq_4hrDo2zyA%26oh%3D3ad29a6f0fa0b43438a53168813f5309%26oe%3D5B5B698C&amp;key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" width="100%" src="https://i.embed.ly/1/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F29133677_996860813801967_7157478791655194624_n.jpg%3F_nc_cat%3D0%26_nc_eui2%3Dv1%253AAeE7js-jFi-4ICVIXn2IikzcipuJ_-9VhXnkaDKcqb4F8sYen7rvKnAs95xXTTwLIFvefH4UHcIu4mXn7aJ7ptF2KnjApgeKkx716okVSaCrig%26oh%3D1cdcde21858688e2444cf30a4c1c985f%26oe%3D5B6E82B2&amp;key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>

Allocation of funds

<p><u><strong>3 possible scenarios :&nbsp;</strong></u></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>1- Not achieved</u></strong> :&nbsp;all the participants are entirely paid off and nothing is printed</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>2- 100% achieved</u></strong> : 1000 exemplaries of &quot;The Mind Dragon&quot; part 1 and the rewards ( postcards, posters, ex-libris) are printed as soon as the crowdfunding is achieved. The other books ( &quot;The Mind Dragon&quot; part 2 and the french version) edition will depend of the money made by the sold of &quot;The Mind Dragon&quot; part 1. In this case, the delivery dates are not available anymore.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" width="100%" src="https://i.embed.ly/1/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscontent-cdg2-1.xx.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft1.0-9%2F29027468_995421837279198_2396272334450196480_n.jpg%3F_nc_cat%3D0%26_nc_eui2%3Dv1%253AAeHQrYI0rUycOOe1TddHCcSjZNuOKpYyJMZr74LFOG8aEw2A9V4S2LfjfwsmsoJkykoLGJkVhzklDa-PjH40Jvwzfj-4v34GmNWDvKJo275eDg%26oh%3D9d22bdce5742719ef19d7b2e8825f668%26oe%3D5B5FE35E&amp;key=8b7d8dd6504d41af9a77662672aabc2a" /></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><u>3- Target exceeded</u></strong> :&nbsp;</p><p>200% achieved : 1000 ex of the french version of the part 1 &quot;Le Dragon de la Pleine Conscience&quot; are&nbsp;printed,</p><p><strong>before september 2018</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>300% achieved : 1000 ex of &quot;The Mind Dragon&quot; part 2 are printed, <strong>before november 2018</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>400% achieved : 1000 ex of the french version of the part 2 &quot;Le Dragon de la Pleine Conscience&quot; are printed,</p><p><strong>before december 2018</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>500% and more : translations in other languages, and creation in the over 5 years of many others children&#39;s books and comic strips about PLUM VILLAGE and the practice of mindfulness, still inspired by Thay Phap Luu:</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - A graphic novel of 50 pages including the sisters and the parents, untitled &quot;The Lotus&#39; Secrets&quot;, and continuing the story of &quot;The Mind Dragon&quot;. This graphic novel will speak about family practices as the <a target="_blank" href="https://plumvillage.org/mindfulness-practice/beginning-anew/">Beginning anew</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - A set of 8 children&#39;s books, between 20 and 30 pages, telling the story of each animal present in &quot;The Mind Dragon&quot;, and each of them embodying a value and a teaching from Plum Village.</p><p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; - A children&#39;s book, between 20 and 30 pages, telling the origin of the Mind Dragon, who should be borned from <strong>Thich Nhat Hanh</strong>&#39;s breath, when he had the aspiration of becoming a monastic.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>The company AILAIME EDITIONS (a publishing house) will perceive the full payment of the fund raising.</strong></p>



Seed member: - a postard of the first page of the comic strip

Estimated delivery: July 2018


Root member: - 3 different postcards, the first page, a bell and a monk meditating

Estimated delivery: July 2018


Sky member : A copy in english of "The Mind Dragon" part 1

Estimated delivery: September 2018


Leave member : - "The Mind Dragon" part 1 in english + the 3 postcards

Estimated delivery: September 2018


Lotus member : - Thay's portait A3 size + the english comic strip part 1 and the 3 postcards

Estimated delivery: September 2018


Candel member : - "The Mind Dragon" part 2 in english signed by the author + Thay's portrait + the comic strip part 1 + the 3 postcards

Estimated delivery: December 2018


Encense member : - ex-libris of the last page of the comic strip A4 size, signed by the author + comic strip part 1 and 2 (signed) in english + Thay's portrait + the 3 postcards

Estimated delivery: December 2018


Bell member : A meeting with the author for a day in France + ex-libris + comic strip part 1 and 2 (signed) in english + Thay's portrait + the 3 postcards

Estimated delivery: December 2018


    Cloud member : - your portrait in the thank you page of the comic strip part 1 + ex-libris + comic strip part 1 and 2 (signed) in english + Thay's portrait + the 3 postcards

    Estimated delivery: December 2018


      Cloud member: - an original page from the comic strip ( except first and last pages) + ex-libris + comic strip part 1 and 2 (signed) in english + Thay's portrait + the 3 postcards

      Estimated delivery: December 2018


        Sun member: - the original of the first OR last page + ex-libris + comic strip part 1 and 2 (signed) in english + Thay's portrait + the 3 postcards

        Estimated delivery: December 2018


          Star member: - the original of Thay's portrait + ex-libris + comic strip part 1 and 2 (signed) in english + Thay's portrait + the 3 postcards

          Estimated delivery: December 2018


          Bouddha member: - A meeting with the author for 3 days anywhere in the world + ex-libris + comic strip part 1 and 2 (signed) in english + Thay's portrait + the 3 postcards + 50 comic strip part 1 + 50 comic strip part 2

          Estimated delivery: November 2018

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