Spring Season 2023

Dear Manifold Sangha, the community at Plum Village Monastery, France is delighted to share with you some images from the wondrous offerings from the Earth, our Mother.

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On Dying, Pain, and Being Alone

In June 2022 Shelly Anderson received the lamp transmission to become a lay Dharma teacher in the Plum Village Tradition. In response to a letter from Sister Linh Di, she shares her experience of practicing with a terminal cancer diagnosis.

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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