Author: Chanh Niem

Memories from the Root Temple: Closing the Door

This is the first in a series of memories written by Thay, based on his time at Tu Hieu Temple, Vietnam (his root temple), to which he has recently returned to live.

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Come and visit our new practice centre near Paris

Find out about the newest center in the Plum Village Tradition. To meet the needs and wishes of those who would like to come to our centers, we have founded a new monastery an hour east of Paris. We hope to bring the essence of Plum Village, within easy reach of one of the largest cities in the world.

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Introducing a new film about the Plum Village Happy Farm

A short film has been made by Barbora Kinkalová about our Happy Farm Project: the challenges they faced and the joy of sustainable, mindful living.

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Preparing to walk the path of simplicity

Read about our aspirants who, on the 25th of October, will receive the ten novice precepts becoming part of the Plum Village monastic community.

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An Interview with Sr. True Virtue

An interview with Sister True Virtue (Chan Duc). She tells us how she has stayed on the path and shares some stories about Thay.

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An Autumn to Remember Interbeing

An article about the opening of the 90 Day Retreat, 2018 by Br. Phap Dung with an invitation to practice joyfully and deeply with the community where ever you may be.

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BBC Radio 4 Visits Plum Village

Listen to the BBC’s thoughtful reflections on touching true happiness in Plum Village.

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The First Happy Farm Experience Week

The Happy Farmers enjoy hosting their first “Experience Week” , sharing their practice of mindful, organic farming.

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The Earth Holders

Meet A Plum Village community helping to transform and heal our societies and the Earth and learn about a retreat they held in New Mexico.

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Apostles of Peace

An essay on the relationship between Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr Martin Luther King Jr..