Plum Village is a mindfulness practice centre in the South of France founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh.
It is home to an international community with practice centers in Europe, Asia, US and Australia, and hundreds of sanghas around the world.
The Art of Mindful Living
What do we practice?
Our practice is to dwell happily in the present moment during our daily activities. We do this to embrace our suffering, find joy in life and enable ourselves to respond to the collective challenges of our time.
Founder of Plum Village
Who is Thich Nhat Hanh?
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world for his pioneering teachings on mindfulness, Engaged Buddhism, global ethics and peace.
Practise with us
Throughout the year we organise retreats and welcome guests to come and stop, rest, heal themselves through the art of mindful living. You can also experience a retreat at our other monastic centers around the world.
Articles, talks and news
Dear Beloved Community, We are very happy to share that today Thay has been celebrating his 93rd birthday at Từ Hiếu Temple in Huế, Vietnam, his “Root Temple” where he first entered the monkhood aged sixteen. Over the last few days, Thay’s monastic students from across Vietnam have been…
Dear Thầy, Dear Noble Sangha Abroad on this precious planet, The monks, nuns, and lay practitioners of Plum Village gathered together, once again, in the Upper Hamlet for the Opening Ceremony of the annual Three Month Rains’ Retreat. It was a powerful and invigorating ritual reminding us how precious…
Every year monastics from the Plum Village tradition are invited go to Israel and Palestine to hold days of mindfulness and retreats. In March this year Brother Phap Lai, Sister Luc Nghiem, Sister Mai Lam and Brother Duc Pho spent time in Palestine, this article by Sister Mai Lam…