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

Mindful of Nature

How do we connect with nature? Can nature help us to be mindful or handle our suffering? Three members of the Plum Village monastic community share their personal experiences.

Slow Down, Rest, and Heal: The Spirit of the Rains Retreat

Welcome to episode seven of The Way Out Is In: The Zen Art of Living, a podcast series mirroring Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s deep teachings of Buddhist philosophy: a simple yet profound methodology for dealing with our suffering, and for creating more happiness and joy in our lives....

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...

Are You Truly There for Your Cup of Tea? Practical Ways to Slow Down

Welcome to episode six of The Way Out Is In: The Zen Art of Living, a podcast series mirroring Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s deep teachings of Buddhist philosophy: a simple yet profound methodology for dealing with our suffering, and for creating more happiness and joy in our lives....

Connecting to Our Roots: Ancestors, Continuation and Transformation

Welcome to episode five of The Way Out Is In: The Zen Art of Living, a podcast series mirroring Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s deep teachings of Buddhist philosophy: a simple yet profound methodology for dealing with our suffering, and for creating more happiness and joy in our lives....

Great Precepts Transmission Ceremony 2021

You are invited to join Plum Village Sangha in the Great Precepts Transmission Ceremony with the theme of “Go to the Other Shore“. The three-day ceremonies from 1 October to 3 October will be live-streamed from Deer Park Monastery. Here is the program and the link of each event:...

Live Dharma Talks in the Rains retreat 2021

The Rains Retreat dates from the time of the Buddha and is a chance for the monastic community to deepen our training with 90 days of studies and practice. We invite you to join us online this autumn, as we explore the unique gems of the Plum Village Tradition...

5 Mindfulness Trainings Recitation

You can join brothers and sisters of the Blue Cliff monastery to recite the Five Mindfulness Trainings through Youtube: You may like to follow the Live Streaming Schedule of the Blue Cliff monastery on the website. Please note, there is no requirement that you should have received these trainings in...

Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet

Welcome to episode four of The Way Out Is In: The Zen Art of Living, a podcast series mirroring Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh’s deep teachings of Buddhist philosophy: a simple yet profound methodology for dealing with our suffering, and for creating more happiness and joy in our lives....

I am a cloud (Instrumental)

We would like to invite you to enjoy an instrumental version of “I am a cloud” played by Plum Village monastics.

Live Dharma Talk as part of a Day of Mindfulness

You are invited to join a live Dharma Talk by Sr. Spirit (Thần Nghiêm) from Blue Cliff Monastery at 9:30 (EST). The talk will be offered in English. Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rStx5txxOXA You can follow the live streaming schedule of Blue Cliff Monastery with the link below: https://www.bluecliffmonastery.org/live-streaming-schedule

Rose ceremony 2021

On 8 August 2021, the Rose Ceremony was organized at Plum Village in France. The tradition of wearing roses to remember the kindness and love of our parents started in Plum Village during the Summer Retreat in 1983.

Recite the 14 Mindfulness Trainings

Join Br Phap Hai and the Compassionate Ocean Sangha in Sydney, Australia to recite the 14 Mindfulness Trainings of the Order of Inter-being. The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings are a modern distillation of the traditional Bodhisattva precepts of Mahayana Buddhism, and were created by Thich Nhat Hanh in Saigon in 1966. Monastics and lay...

Thầy shares about “A Rose for Your Pocket”

A conversation with Zen master Thích Nhất Hạnh about his prose poem “A Rose for your Pocket” Quảng Kiến: Most Respected Teacher, as we understand it, after you wrote the short text, “A Rose for your Pocket”, you started the tradition of wearing roses to remember the kindness and...

Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet

Zen and the Art of Saving the Planet

Coming out in October 2021: We face a potent intersection of crises: ecological destruction, rising inequality, racial injustice, and the lasting impacts of a devastating pandemic. The situation is beyond urgent. To face these challenges, we need to find ways to strengthen our clarity, compassion, and courage to act....

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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