Update: We are offering online retreats while Plum Village France remains closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A global community of mindfulness practice centres offering retreats and teachings on engaged Buddhism and the art of mindful living, founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.

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Upcoming Retreats

Below you can find our upcoming in-person and online retreats hosted by Plum Village monasteries around the world. Please note, that Plum Village Monastery, France remains physically closed to visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

What is happening

Sharings from the Heart

Photos / Plum Village in the past week

The sangha life is very vivid with many activities that the monastic brothers, sisters and lay friends enjoy. During the past week, there was a Siksamana precept transmission, a new staircase built by monastic brothers and an online mindfulness day for families of the monks and nuns. We would like to…

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“The Sun My Heart”

We would like to invite you to enjoy a reading from book “The Sun My Heart” by Thich Nhat Hanh, read by Br. Phap Lai, Piano by Bao Tich Nguyen.

July 17, 2021

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Practice sessions with Br Phap Hai and the Compassionate Ocean Sangha in English, at Mountain Spring Monastery

Join Br Phap Hai and the Compassionate Ocean Sangha in Sydney, Australia for sessions of sitting meditation and other practices including sutra recitation, sutra class, Touching the Earth, Dharma sharing, Be-in, Mindfulness Trainings recitation, or a collective questions and answers session. You may like to follow the Compassionate Ocean Sangha’s Facebook page.

You can join through this Zoom link.

Meeting ID: 981 6914 4405 Passcode: breathe

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Cultivating Kindness, Building Community

What does it feel like to receive kindness, from a loved one or even a stranger? What does it mean to have kindness in our own heart, and to be a true friend to ourselves and others? How can we cultivate these qualities, to help build a kind community…

Br Pháp Hữu

May 2, 2021

The Art of Letting Go

How do we let go? Why can the process of letting to be so painful? With reference to his own experiences with his family as well as Peter Pan and Groundhog Day, Brother Ngộ Không guides us in using the 5 Remeberances to find freedom. The meditation he mentions…

Br Ngo Khong

April 12, 2021

The Birds are Still Singing

As we come in touch with the newly blooming flowers and the rising bird-song of Spring, Sr. Từ Nghiêm guides us in inquiring: how may we offer Spring cleaning and renewal to our body, and to our mind? In this warm and image-rich talk, our elder sister shares practical…

Sr Từ Nghiêm

March 7, 2021

“A la Carte” Dharma Talk

A talk from 7 March based on questions that people have sent in. Offered for Mountain Spring Monastery in Australia and the Compassionate Ocean Sangha: www.mountainspringmonastery.org, www.compassionateoceansangha.org. You can support this podcast at https://dana.plumvillage.org/

Br Pháp Hải

March 7, 2021

Dharma Media


“The Sun My Heart”

We would like to invite you to enjoy a reading from book “The Sun My Heart” by Thich Nhat Hanh, read by Br. Phap Lai, Piano by Bao Tich Nguyen.

July 17, 2021

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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