Greeting The Dawn

The editorial team had a chance to interview the Daffodil family after their ordination to learn about their journeys, transformations, challenges, and aspirations.


In this article we explore Sr Chan Duc's sharing on how to reconcile through the practices of Beginning Anew, Nonviolent Communication and Forgiveness.

A Message from Sister Chân Đức

The monastic sisters of the Lower Hamlet, Plum Village, France wish to offer a sincere apology for the pain some of our community endured when they saw on the Plum Village France Instagram three photographs of some nuns and lay friends on a peace walk to call for a...

Resilience, Community, and Spirituality (Part one)

In our current global state, there is much despair, anger, blame, and disappointment. How do you continue to act from a place of love? In this article we explore answers to this question during a panel sharing 'Resilience, Community, and Spirituality'

Love is the answer

Thay was asked - How are you able to look out in the world with peace when you see so much suffering? How do you maintain your own sense of peace when you see all that going on around you? ...


Thay said that stress is a great cause of suffering in our time. In this article Sr Chan Duc shares insights into the science of stress, the wisdom of the blackbird and the importance of knowing how to relax.

Thay’s 2-Year Memorial Ceremony

On January 29, more than 400 monastics from all Plum Village centers, alongside venerable monks and nuns of Hue and lay practitioners from over 30 countries gathered in Tu Hieu Root Temple to honor Thay. This grand memorial ceremony recognized Thay as the Fifth Patriarch of Tu Hieu and...

Message for the Holy Season

Dear friends of Plum Village, this Holy Season let us all bring light into the world. There is the physical light ...and there is a spiritual light, which is the practice of Right Mindfulness and full awareness.

Brown Field and Blue Sky

Talk 3: How Can We Know What is Right?

When you produce a thought in the line of Right Thinking, a thought that has no discrimination, that goes along with interbeing, understanding, forgiveness, and compassion, that thought will have an effect right away on your mind, on your health, and on the world.

Talk 2: A Zen Master’s Lion’s Roar

According to Buddha Shakyamuni, free will is possible. It begins with mindfulness, and we are all capable of walking in mindfulness and breathing in mindfulness. These are concrete practices that help us establish our freedom and make it greater, so we can stop being lost.

Talk 1: At Home in the Here and Now

The first teaching of the Buddha set the foundation for an ethic - the real sufferings in our hearts and in society, seeing their roots, and finding a path to transform suffering. Join us in reflecting and applying Thay's teachings on a Buddhist contribution toward a Global Ethic, made...

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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