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Thank you Thay

During the memorial week for Thay, we received an outpouring of gratitude from people all over the world who have been touched by Thay’s teachings. We offer you a selection to read here.

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...

Updates / 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...

Photos / 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...

Photos / 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

Video of Thay’s funeral and cremation

Thay’s funeral on Saturday, 29th January 2022, was one of the biggest Huế, Vietnam has seen for decades. Thousands came out to join the procession, in a deep expression of love and respect for a cherished spiritual leader, a humble monk, and an extraordinary human being. We feel grateful...

Eulogy from Thay’s disciples in Vietnam

Dearly Beloved Thầy, This morning the weather is so beautiful, very cool, with the sunlight bright and the air pleasant. Purple flowers carpet the hillside running from the nun’s quarters in Diệu Trạm to the Root Temple. Each time we set foot on this path, we feel so happy,...

Tributes to Thich Nhat Hanh

We have been receiving an outpouring of love from the global community, offering tributes to our teacher. We offer a selection of tributes from notable figures below. In his peaceful opposition to the Vietnam war, his support for Martin Luther King and most of all his dedication to sharing...

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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