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


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...

Mindful of Nature

How do we connect with nature? Can nature help us to be mindful or handle our suffering? Three members of the Plum Village monastic community share their personal experiences.

Looking Deeply / Tangerine of Mindfulness

This is a story that Siddhartha Gautama, popularly known as the Buddha, told the first time to children when he had just founded a Great Way, the Path of Awareness. Please enjoy an excerpt of it from the book Old Path White Cloud. Siddhartha quietly gestured for the children...

Photos / Plum Village in the past week

Sangha life is very vivid with many activities. During the past week, there was a Sikshamana precept transmission, a path renovated by monastic brothers and an online mindfulness day for families of monastics. We would like to share with you some photos of these events.  Sikshamana Transmission Ceremony In Buddhist tradition,...

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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