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The Hands of Peace

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I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph a dialogue between Thich Nhat Hanh and David Suzuki. Of course, I took many pictures of each of them, showing Thay’s gestures, expressions as well as his open and compassionate countenance. Part way through the discussion I became aware of the separate dialogue that was going on in

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Thay in Denver Airport

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As we all know, traveling can be a tiring, stressful and disjointed experience. The core of our Plum Village practice is the experience of arriving in every step, of reaching our ultimate destination with each breath. At the Denver International Airport in the United States, the artist Ximena Labra created an art installation entitled “To

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Being Together

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Peace Harmony Calm

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Photo by: Br. Phap Cau  

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Let’s Play

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3rd July, 2013 Dear Plum Village Siblings, Upper Hamlet enters the summer season with the trees and plants fully clothed in green and the graceful pathways surrounding the Thénac (Thệ Nhật Sơn) plateau are shaded once again. A few tents have already sprung up to be shelter for the early arrivals. Lay volunteers are slowly

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Passing away of Br. Gerard

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Dear Thay, Dear Sangha, Dear Friends of Br Gerard, We have some very sad and unexpected news to share with the wider community. Br. Gerard, from Upper Hamlet, passed away yesterday, 19th April, 2013. It seems his passing was peaceful while everyone was at a day of mindfulness at New hamlet. He is known to

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Stepping into Freedom – Stepping into Joy

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WakeUp Retreat in Jericho/ Palestine, April 7th – 9th 2013 Our tour in Israel and Palestine led us five monastic brothers and sisters to a wonderful community called EcoMe, half an hour drive from Jerusalem, in the desert between the Dead Sea and Jericho. Here, in a “zone” where both Israelis and Palestinians feel comfortable,

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Apple Harvest

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About a week ago someone told us that our annual tradition of apple picking was coming around once again.  There are some orchards nearby that are harvested a couple times over the course of the autumn. Whatever can’t be gathered by the mechanized pickers is left for any enthusiastic locals with a taste for apples. 

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Leaves are Falling and the Wind is Blowing

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In the last week of September, twenty-two monks piled into vans for a trip to the Spanish Pyrenees. We had just gotten back from the public talk in Paris, and for a lot of people this was going to be the first real break since May. Thay Phap Luu used to live in a mountain

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If we align ourselves with one side or the other, we will lose our chance to work for peace. Reconciliation requires understanding both sides in order to bring about peace. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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