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On Stillness and Mindful Activism

Plum Village wishes everyone a happy 2020! To start the year off on a mindful and active note, we invite you to watch this interview of Sr Chan Duc speaking on mindful activism and the importance of cultivating stillness in the face of climate change.

True Peace Work

Please enjoy this new anthology of writings from Thich Nhat Hanh, The Dalai Lama, Joanna Macy and many others on how buddhist teachings can help with some of the most pressing issues we are facing today.

How do I look?

This beautiful new design of the Plum Village website went live on Wednesday 9th October 2019. We hope you like it. We’ve taken the color style of Thay’s calligraphies (black ink on white paper) as well as distinctive Plum Village tones (the yellow of sunflowers & our sanghati robes;...

Touching Peace in Palestine

Every year monastics from the Plum Village tradition are invited go to Israel and Palestine to hold days of mindfulness and retreats. In March this year Brother Phap Lai, Sister Luc Nghiem, Sister Mai Lam and Brother Duc Pho spent time in Palestine, this article by Sister Mai Lam...


A poem by Thich Nhat Hanh. “Man is not the enemy”, Thay has often reminded us. “Our enemy is hatred, anger, ignorance and fear.” The roots of war are not to be found in religious philosophies or unfamiliar cultures, but in misunderstanding, fear, anger, and hatred.

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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