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

Stories of Thich Nhat Hanh’s teacher

Plum Village celebrated the Memorial day of our Grandfather teacher (Thich Nhat Hanh's teacher) Master Thanh Quý- Chân Thật, on March 22nd this year, and these are some of the memories of him that were recalled this year.

Touching Reality

Scientists and Meditators share a need to discover the true nature of reality. We will learn how to connect the ancient wisdom of Buddhism and the most recent discoveries in science to the questions of our happiness and suffering, and address the challenges we face in our own lives,...

A Deep Look At Our European Heritage

In this retreat we will gather as practitioners who identify as white to broaden our understanding of racial injustice. While practicing together, we will look deeply into how racism has conditioned and shaped us collectively and personally. Our aim is to explore ways to embrace and transform the suffering...

Reverence for the land

An interview with Mick Mc Evoy, manager of the Upper Hamlet Happy Farm, about the challenges of bringing mindfulness to farming, the magic of growing your own food and future plans for ecological healing through rewilding.

Invoking the Buddha and Bodhisattvas’ names

Bodhisattvas are awakened beings. We also have our nature of awakening, no less than they, but we have to train ourselves. One way is to practice invoking the names of four great bodhisattvas—Avalokiteshvara (Regarder of the Cries of the World), Manjushri (Great Understanding), Samantabhadra (Universal Good­ness), and Kshitigarbha (Earth...

Love letters to Mother Earth

In celebration of Earth day on April 22, 2021, we offer Love Letters to the Earth from Thich Nhat Hanh and recent retreatants as well as inviting you to offer your own.

Praising the Buddha

“The Buddha is like the fresh full moonthat soars across the immense sky” We would like to invite you to listen to a beautiful chant as a prayer to all beings that moves our hearts deeply in great compassion. More chanting here

Wake Up Earth: Our journey of resilience, compassion and healing

How do we heal our current situation, develop resilience so that we can look to the future with hope? Join us on this journey to cultivate the inner power of mindfulness, concentration and insight, and learn how to transform our very difficulties into sources of energy and courage for...

At the Forefront of Environmental Activism

During “Action from the Heart” online retreat in February, Br Phap Linh had the unique opportunity to interview two special women in the environmental activism field – Christiana Figueres and Dr. Gail Bradbrook.

The 40 Tenets of Plum Village

Welcome to a new weekly class from Deer Park Monastery on the topic “The 40 Tenets of Plum Village”. This class is offered by Br Phap Luu (Br Stream) and will take place live on Wednesday nights at 19:30 PST. It will also be available to watch afterwards on...


How in our busy daily life can we have the opportunity to stop running and come back to the present moment? God is always present. It is we who have wandered off somewhere forgetting to be there for God. Sister Annabel Laity, an English-born Buddhist nun in the lineage...

Thich Nhat Hanh

We have to walk in a way that we only print peace and serenity on the Earth. Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet. Thich Nhat Hanh Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered around the world...

Waking up to Whiteness

In February 2020, [the White Awareness Sangha] organized a small retreat for ourselves. Our group was welcomed by the Healing Spring Monastery near Paris, allowing us to ground ourselves in the collective energy of mindfulness throughout the training.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh: Essential Writings, brings together excerpts from Thay’s poetry, his Christian-Buddhist dialogues, his introductions to Buddhist sutras, and his own teachings on core Buddhist ideas. Through his writings and retreats he has helped countless people of all religious backgrounds to live mindfully in the present moment, to...

Letters from Thich Nhat Hanh

Explore the Zen Master’s open letters on community-building and current affairs, including remarkable messages to Martin Luther King Jr., President G.W. Bush, and to a young man on Death Row in the U.S.

Meditating on a Hillside with Thich Nhat Hanh

By Dianna Bonny “Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the whole earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.” Thich Nhat Hanh I am excited to share how the simple act of saying yes landed me on a hillside,...

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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