Photos / Planting Trees @ New Hamlet

On the 17th of November the Sangha gathered at New Hamlet for community service. This time (like many other times) we were inspired to take care of our mother-earth by joyfully planting tree saplings that were nursed, nurtured and nourished by the monastic and lay siblings. There are many...

Round up: Plum Village at COP26

Plum Village nuns and monks were invited to offer teachings and support during the buildup to COP26 and during the conference itself. Here we round up videos of their teachings and reflections that are available to watch online.

Photos / Rains Retreat Closing Ceremony

2021 The 90-day Rains Retreat is an annual retreat whose origins date back to the time of the Buddha. It is a time for Buddhist monastics to deepen their studies, practice, healing, and transformation. In Plum Village, we had the chance to practice as a Manyfold Sangha (monastic and...

Heading to the Shore Together

It has been just over a year since Sr Lan Nghiem passed away in Lower Hamlet. We offer a sharing from one of her attendants, Sr Trang Loc Uyen, who was with her in her last days, as she reflects on Sr Lan Nghiem and the lessons they learnt...

Photos / Apple Picking Day

Harvesting Apples While Cultivating Joy & Siblinghood On the 13th of November the Monastic Sangha gathered at a neighbor’s apple orchard. The community was kindly allowed to harvest the surplus of apples after the main harvest. Sometimes this can be called gleaning, (or glanage), and consists on the collecting...

Photos / Thay’s Continuation Day

Born on October 11, 1926, Thay has made immeasurable contributions to help spread the Dharma, build Sangha, and care for our Earth. The Fourfold Sangha gathered at New Hamlet to practice together and to celebrate our teacher’s 95th Continuation (Birthday) day. Go to Photos Disclaimer: The images or video...

Photos / Go To The Other Shore

Great Precepts Transmission Ceremony 2021 “Go To The Other Shore” is the name (or theme) chosen for the Great Precepts Transmission Ceremony (Đại Giới Đàn in Vietnamese) that as taken place at Deer Park Monastery and broadcasted live. At Plum Village, France we have followed the lead and transmitted...

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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