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

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Sharings from the Heart

The Practice of Gratitude

Four lay and monastics friends in Plum Village tell us about their practice of gratitude and how it helps them in daily life and their relationship with others.

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Interbeing and Interpenetration

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.

November 30, 2021

Discourse on Transforming Violence and Fear

1) Let us listen and observe to understand how, from a happy and wholesome state, people have brought society into a state of terror and violence. How have past generations acted for the situation to become like this? I want to talk to you about this suffering and tell…

Attadaṇḍa Sutta, #16 of the Arthapada, Taishō 198, Snp 4.15

Upcoming Online Events 33 items

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Thursday 04:3006:00

The 40 Tenets of Plum Village in English, at Deer Park Monastery

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Welcome to a new weekly class from Deer Park Monastery on the topic “The 40 Tenets of Plum Village”. This class is offered by Br Phap Luu (Br Stream) and will take place live on Wednesday nights at 19:30 PST. It will also be available to watch afterwards on the Deer Park Monastery Youtube channel. This class is based on a book written by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh called “Làng Mai nhìn núi Thứu” or “Plum Village Looks at Vulture’s Peak” (an English translation is currently in progress but not yet available). The book describes the essential characteristics of Plum Village practice and teachings. For an English translation of the tenets themselves, follow this link: https://orderofinterbeing.org/2016/07…

Dec
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Thursday 10:0011:30

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 website or Facebook page.

You can join through this Zoom link.

Meeting ID: 981 6914 4405

Passcode: breathe

Dec
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Thursday 23:0001:00

Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays with Magnolia Grove Monastery Brothers and Sisters in English, at Magnolia Grove Monastery

Dear beloved friends,

You are invited to join us on Zoom for our  Online Mindfulness Practice Session on Thursdays with Magnolia Grove Monastics. Different monastics will facilitate the practice session. Format will vary each time.

The program will be as follows (subject to change):

– 5′ introduction
– 15′ guided meditation,
– 30′ Dharma talk
– 45′ Questions and Answers / “Gallery” Sharing / Sharing in breakout groups

Newcomers welcome. No previous experience with meditation required.

When:  Thursdays at 04:00PM – 5:30 PM Central Time
Please check our calendar for latest update. 

Please register in advance for this meeting

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. We look forward to seeing you there!

What to Wear
Please wear casual and modest clothing that is comfortable for sitting (i.e. long sleeve shirt (shirt covering shoulders), long pants (below the knees), loose fitting clothes…).

Special request

Your happy smile, peaceful sitting posture, and joyful presence are the greatest gifts to those who attend the session. Therefore, we warmly invite you to have your camera on in the session :).

More information can be found here:

https://magnoliagrovemonastery.org/calendar/weekly-online-mindfulness-practice-2021-08-12/

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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.

Invoking the Bodhisattvas’ Names

The word Bodhisattva means “awakened being”. In the text Invoking the Bodhisatva’s Names, written by Thich Nhat Hanh, 5 Bodhisattvas are mentioned who represent qualities we can all uncover in ourselves.  In this talk, Sister Tu Nghiem offers us an explanation of this text. You can find the text…

Sr Từ Nghiêm

September 19, 2021

Dharma Talks View All


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

Library


Interbeing and Interpenetration

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.

November 30, 2021

Discourse on Transforming Violence and Fear

1) Let us listen and observe to understand how, from a happy and wholesome state, people have brought society into a state of terror and violence. How have past generations acted for the situation to become like this? I want to talk to you about this suffering and tell…

Attadaṇḍa Sutta, #16 of the Arthapada, Taishō 198, Snp 4.15

Discourse on Turning the Wheel of the Dharma

This is what I have heard. At one time the World-Honored One was staying near Varanasi at Isipatana in the Deer Park. At that time the World-Honored One addressed the group of five monks, saying, “Bhikkhus, there are two extremes that a monk should avoid. What are the two?…

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, Samyutta Nikāya 56.11.

Store of Precious Virtues Discourse: Practice of the Highest Understanding

Bodhisattvas, who in this life endeavor to removeall obstacles and afflictions,giving rise to a peaceful mind with confidence,dwelling in awakened calm—rely on the Practice of the Highest Understanding. All the rivers on Roseapple Island,producing the healing herbs, fresh fruits and flowers,derive their power from the Naga Kingwho dwells in…

Prajñaparamita Ratnaguna Samcaya Gāthā, Taishō 229

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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