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

Rose ceremony 2021

On 8 August 2021, the Rose Ceremony was organized at Plum Village in France. The tradition of wearing roses to remember the kindness and love of our parents started in Plum Village during the Summer Retreat in 1983.

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...

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,...

Joyfully working together

In Plum Village, France, we have three hamlets – Upper Hamlet for brothers, Lower Hamlet and New Hamlet for sisters. Each hamlet is beautiful and spacious. In order to keep the hamlet beautiful and tidy, we gather once a month at a hamlet for a day community work where...

Begin Anew

Beginning Anew is a key Plum Village practice for maintaining healthy relationships and healing difficult relationships. We are happy to offer you a short video explaining Beginning Anew.

“Action from the Heart”: A Diary

Action From The Heart was a Plum Village online retreat for activists which took place in February this year. Andrew Rock, who attended the retreat, keeps a diary of events and shares his highlights with us.

Singing with young people – Wake Up Earth retreat 2021

Let us enjoy the singing meditation offered by Plum Village sisters and brother in the Wake Up Earth retreat in May 2021. We hope the energy of joy in singing nourishes the young people and also helps you in practicing mindful singing. Go to Plum Village songs here.

Sharing with India

On 26 May, 2021 Plum Village community celebrated Vesak day with the various Plum Village sanghas in India and the Ahimsa Foundation (an organization founded to represent our teacher Thich Nhat Hanh and his practice communities in India). Due to the serious state of COVID-19 in India, people in India...

Vesak Day 2021

On the 26 of May, Plum Village centers around the world organized ceremonies to celebrate Vesak day. On this day we commemorate the birth of Prince Siddhartha, his enlightenment when he became known as Gautama Buddha, and his death known as parinirvana.

The Mind as a Gardener

In this extract from Understanding Our Mind, Thich Nhat Hanh explains how our "Mind Conciousness" acts as a gardener to cultivate postive or negatives states of mind.

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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