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 essential practice of Plum Village is ‘I have arrived, I am home.’ It means happiness is possible. Freedom is possible. Right now. Right here.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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.

More about the practice

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. 

More about Thich Nhat Hanh

Practise with us

Upcoming Retreats

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.

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What’s happening

Articles, talks and news

On Stillness and Mindful Activism

Plum Village wishes everyone a happy 2020! To start the year off on a mindful and active note, we invite you to watch this interview of Sr Chan Duc speaking on mindful activism and the importance of cultivating stillness in the face of climate change.

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Latest Talk

Q&A with Br. Phap Ung, Sr. Hoi Nghiem, Br. Phap Luu & Sr. Hien Nghiem, 2020 01 17, (PV)
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