Isolated yet together: moving your sangha online

With much of the world in lockdown or practicing social distancing, sanghas are having to be adaptable and creative as they move meetings online. The technology might seem daunting but it’s worth the effort to continue to provide a precious space of practice and connection. Here are a few...

“When a seed is ready to grow, it will happen.”

About the Sangha Maresme The Sangha Maresme was born 14 years ago. Two of its founders, Andreu Majó and Jesus Pruna, first connected with Plum Village in the early 1990s and regularly attended its summer retreats. In 2005 Josep Rafols (known to his friends and fellow sangha members as...

Vegan chocolate dessert

Ingredients for 4 servings: 150 grams dark chocolate (at least 70%) 120 grams aqua faba (liquid of chickpeas, either cooking liquid or liquid from a tin) A few drops of lemon juice 80 grams icing sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla powder (optional) Optional: red fruit Recipe Melt the chocolate in...

Our life is our message

One of the great gifts of Thich Nhat Hanh is his insistence that the true purpose of Buddhism is not to sit on a cushion in some remote monastery but to use the deep insights of mindfulness to change the world for the better. The term “Engaged Buddhism” was...

禪師的小貼士:在充滿挑戰的時期保持理性

僧人如何安排他們的一天,平衡禪修、工作和休息?以下是一行禪師有關過好每一天的藝術的關鍵教導。 真獻嚴 法師編輯 1. 守護清晨(舒緩地開始)。訓練自己在起床(或查看手機)之前以數次輕柔的呼吸和微笑開啟一天。發願以慈悲,深刻地活好一天中的每個小時。 2. 慢慢地恭敬地品茶或咖啡,仿佛它是地球自轉的軸心。跟隨呼吸,放鬆身體,看著窗外,聆聽心的跳動(這就是禪修)。 3,享受製作早餐的每一步驟。生活由微小的時刻組成。無處要急著前往,無事要做。生命就只在這一刻! 享受親愛的人的存在和享有足量食物的奇跡。 4,當你準備好工作時,那麼工作。將自己從散亂中解放出來,培養專注的心。但在電腦前不忘記照顧自己的身體。設置鐘聲,大約每三十分鐘做一次伸展運動。 5,花時間在正念中行走。如果能去戶外接觸自然,很美妙。如果在室內,也沒關係:可以修習緩慢行禪,這是一種釋放緊張和焦慮的有力方法。 6,午飯後小憩二十分鐘或躺下修習深度放鬆(掃描身體)。即使釋放緊張十到十五分鐘也能在繼續工作前讓你自在和恢復清新。 7,滋養自己。 一切都需要食糧存活。恐懼、焦慮和絕望可能在被我們閱讀、觀看和聽聞的東西“餵養”。同樣,我們的慈悲、信任和感恩心也可以由鼓舞人心的書籍、音樂、音頻和對話長養。 8.每天出汗。在我們的修習中心,出家眾每天鍛煉身體或運動。讓我們的能量循環、保持健康、釋放身體每個細胞儲存的緊張和感受,至關重要。 9. 聯繫所愛。讓他們知道你為他們在那裡。詢問他們最深的願望和恐懼。給他們寫一封愛之信。原諒那些需要原諒的人。不錯過這療癒受損關係的顯然機會。 10. 在梅村免費應用程序上聆聽Thay及其出家僧眾引導這些修習。

Plum Village Online – Podcast

Plum Village is very pleased to announce that we have a new online audio platform for dharma talks. You can now listen to all the recent dharma talks within the Plum Village tradition on your favourite podcast platform.

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