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Songs / Creative Fruits Of The Practice

Inspired by the Plum Village practice and the willingness to spread the practice of love and understanding, our friends compose songs as a mindfulness bell to remind them to practice in daily life. We would like to introduce some of them and hope you enjoy it. Breathe, my dear...

Songs / The Island Within (Orchestral)

“The Island Within” is one of Thich Nhat Hanh’s cherished meditation texts – a guided meditation on taking refuge in our own “island within” – a safe place we can always come back to, where we are protected by our practice of mindfulness, aware of our breath and aware...

Join us for an online retreat in 2021

Plum Village is pleased to announce our calendar of online retreats for the first half of 2021. We will be offering general retreats as well as themed retreats. For the first half of 2021, we will offer retreats for the francophone and wakeup sanghas, activists and neuroscientists. Please join...

Photos / Closing The Rains Retreat Ceremony

On the morning of December 15, 2020, the Plum Village fourfold sangha gathered at the Still Water Meditation Hall in the Upper Hamlet in France for the Pavarana ceremony to close the Rains Retreat. Following the tradition of the Buddha, each year the monastic community has three months when...

Moments of Joy

The first full-length collection of poems from contemplative Buddhist nun Sister Jina van Hengel (also known as Sr Dieu Ngheim), each short verse radiates the energy of a single moment of awareness. Living simply and practicing deeply for many years in the French countryside, Sister Jina is one of...

Songs / The Rain

“The Rain” is composed and sung by Sister Chân Đức (“True Virtue”), or Sister Annabel, as she is known to many. We hope you enjoy this tender and gentle song. For those of us with some worry or trouble in this moment, may the rain of compassionate understanding soak...

Photos / Zen Autumn

“Flames of Prayer” is a song of freedom and love for life. Thich Nhat Hanh wrote it in 1966 after he heard that Nhat Chi Mai, one of the first six people ordained as a core member of the Order of Interbeing, had immolated herself to call for peace...

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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