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Thich Nhat Hanh turns 93

Dear Beloved Community, We are very happy to share that today Thay has been celebrating his 93rd birthday at Từ Hiếu Temple in Huế, Vietnam, his “Root Temple” where he first entered the monkhood aged sixteen.  Over the last few days, Thay’s monastic students from across Vietnam have been…

True Peace Work

Please enjoy this new anthology of writings from Thich Nhat Hanh, The Dalai Lama, Joanna Macy and many others on how buddhist teachings can help with some of the most pressing issues we are facing today.

Vows of Love and Action this Rains’ Retreat

Dear Thầy, Dear Noble Sangha Abroad on this precious planet, The monks, nuns, and lay practitioners of Plum Village gathered together, once again, in the Upper Hamlet for the Opening Ceremony of the annual Three Month Rains’ Retreat. It was a powerful and invigorating ritual reminding us how precious…

Touching Peace in Palestine

Every year monastics from the Plum Village tradition are invited go to Israel and Palestine to hold days of mindfulness and retreats. In March this year Brother Phap Lai, Sister Luc Nghiem, Sister Mai Lam and Brother Duc Pho spent time in Palestine, this article by Sister Mai Lam…


A poem by Thich Nhat Hanh. “Man is not the enemy”, Thay has often reminded us. “Our enemy is hatred, anger, ignorance and fear.” The roots of war are not to be found in religious philosophies or unfamiliar cultures, but in misunderstanding, fear, anger, and hatred.

“The Art of Living” announced Nautilus Book Award winner

Thay’s book “The Art of Living” (2017) has just won the national Nautilus Award (Gold) for best book in the category “Religion / Spirituality of Eastern Thought”: If you haven’t read it yet, here it is: Nautilus Book Award is honored to share some of the wisdom, love,…

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