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.
Upcoming retreats in
Peace in oneself, peace in the world This conference retreat is suitable for anyone regardless of experience with mindfulness. It will benefit those who wish to apply mindfulness in real world settings, whether it is in the personal scope of self-care, parenting, caregiving, or in the professional scope of…
Articles, talks and news
1st December, 2019 Dear Beloved Community, We’re happy to announce that on Thursday 28th November, Thay traveled from Huế, Vietnam to Bangkok, Thailand for a full medical check-up in Bangkok. The trip and hospital visit went smoothly. Yesterday morning, Thay decided to travel on to visit our community at…