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Photos / Monastic Retreat 2021

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Photos / “Action from the Heart” Retreat

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Photos / Daffodil Season

“Waking up this morning, I see the blue sky.I join my hands in thanksfor the many wonders of life;for having twenty-four brand-new hours before me.The sun is rising.The forest becomes my awarenessbathed in the sunshine. – “Twenty-Four Brand-New Hours” poetry, (Thich Nhat Hanh)Our Teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh embodies and...

Photos / Lunar New Year 2021

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Songs / Gatha for Eating meditation

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Songs / Creative Fruits Of The Practice

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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...

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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