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

Photos / 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, after two years of ordination, nuns will receive Sikshamana precepts to continue their training as a monastic. Recently, in Plum Village, three sisters were very happy to receive these precepts.  

Newly renovated path in Upper Hamlet

Thich Nhat Hanh, our teacher once said that Plum Village is like a university where you can learn many things if you wish. We can see this very clearly when witnessing our brothers in Upper Hamlet building a path to the forest. Let us enjoy some photos of these moments.

Online Mindfulness Day for families of monastics

Due to the pandemic, the monastics and their families can not visit each other as usual, therefore we organised a day of mindfulness for the families of monastics. There was a Dharma talk about monastic life so that the families could understand more about the path chosen by their loved ones. We also had a nourishing sharing session between monastics and their families. We hope we will have more opportunities like this to practice together with our loved ones.


[Disclaimer: The images that have been posted may show members of the community physically close and not wearing masks within the boundaries of Plum Village. This is because the whole community has been closed to the public and have been living in confinement since March 2020 and therefore the risk of transmitting the Covid virus to each other is very low. More information is here]

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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