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

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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.

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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 website or Facebook page.

You can join through this Zoom link.

Meeting ID: 981 6914 4405

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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.

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

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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

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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

Discourse on the Lotus of the Wonderful Dharma: Universal Door Chapter

Buddha of ten thousand beautiful aspects,may I ask you this question:“Why did they give that bodhisattvathe name Avalokita?” The World-Honored One, beautifully adorned, offered this reply to Akshayamati:“Because actions founded on her deep aspiration can respond to the needs of any being in any circumstance. “Aspirations as wide as…

Saddharma Puṇḍarīka Sūtra, Chapter 25, Taishō 262

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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