True Sangha

To mark the "manifestation day" of Thay (11 October 1926) we share a talk from him on sangha, a community of practitioners living the teachings of the Buddha and ancestral teachers. The sangha is Thay's deep aspiration and great legacy.   

The Rains Retreat 2022

More than one month has passed. The manyfold community enjoys the practice with an energy of harmony, togetherness and peace. Monastics, long-term and short-term retreatants co-create a rich atmosphere filled with joy and transformation. We are aware of our good fortune for having enough conditions to practice in this...

Dharma Banquet

Brother Chân Minh Hy shares about how we can see our everyday practice of breathing and walking mindfully as something special and not just something ordinary.

Fond Memories

Monastic elders and long-time lay practitioners share memories of Plum Village and meeting our teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh in the 1980s, 90s, and beyond.

Safe Harbour

In this touching letter, Sister Chân Tuệ Nghiêm shares about her first visits to Plum Village, how she decided to become a nun, walking the monastic path, and putting the practice into action when her mother died.

Watch “A Cloud Never Dies”

In response to the war and growing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, our international Plum Village community is releasing A Cloud Never Dies, a documentary about our teacher, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay).

An Open Letter Calling for Peace

Read the letter in a different languageFrench, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Indonesian, Chinese, Dutch, Portuguese, Japanese, Greek, Vietnamese, Bulgarian Dear Human Family, Watching the tragedy of war continue to unfold daily in Ukraine, we open our hearts to the suffering of people young and old. As an international community...

Plum Village on Tour

After a two-year hiatus, Plum Village monastics are going on tour around Europe and South America. We highlight some of our trips below and are looking forward to reconnecting with friends and welcoming new practitioners in every country. Italian Teaching Tour When: March 8th to April 20thWhere: Between Tuscany...

Ceremony For Receiving Thầy’s Ashes

On the 5th of March, 2022, the Sangha welcomed home our Teacher’s cremated remains. A silent walking meditation procession guided Thầy‘s ashes back to the Dharma Cloud Temple in Upper Hamlet. Four urns for each hamlet of Plum Village in the South of France. Go to Photos Disclaimer: The...

More Memorial photos from Tu Hieu, Hue

Ashes ceremony – Thay’s ashes were formally carried to our Từ Hiếu Root Temple (Sunday 30 of January 2022) Final Funeral Ceremony, Procession and Cremation @ Tu Hieu temple, Huế and the Vinh Hang memorial park outside Huế (Saturday 29 of January 2022) Seventh Memorial Day @ Tu Hieu temple, Hue...

Photos from Thay’s Memorial Ceremonies

Photos from Hue, Vietnam See more photos from Hue, Vietnam Photos from Plum Village Monastery, France See more photos from Plum Village Monastery, France Photo of Thay for Altars (Right-click and click “save as” to download) More photos of Thay and Thay’s calligraphies for altars

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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