The Plum Village community announces the very sad news that on Wednesday, 24 July our beloved elder Brother Thầy Pháp Lượng, a member of our monastic sangha at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism, passed away.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh was awarded the First Gandhi Mandela Peace Medal
Going to Palestine, monastics on tour share their experiences and insights.
A poem by Thich Nhat Hanh
Sr Dieu Nghiem writes about the essence of dwelling peacefully in the present moment.
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.
To celebrate Earth Day we hope you will enjoy this love letter to the earth written by Thich Nhat Hanh.
From 5 to 12 April the Plum Village Happy Farmers will visit Verdelot to support the first Happy Farm Retreat in Healing Spring Monastery, our new practice center near Paris.
Vox interviews Brother Phap Dung on how Thay is living his days: “Letting go is also the practice of letting in, letting your teacher be alive in you”
Br. Phap Bieu reflects on his experience of participating in a flashmob mediation in the center of Madrid, Spain and practicing in an urban environment.
An update on how our Beloved Teacher is doing as we enjoy preparing for the Lunar New Year.
Celebrating the 2019 Lunar New Year with poetry for practice. We hope you enjoy the new Parallel Verses for this year.
Helping to change the culture of violence towards children in Uganda.
An inspiring story about Zen Master Nhat Dinh, the founder of Tu Hieu Temple.
How to be with the difficulty that comes from Earth changes, to stay strong, and to be a resource for self, family and community.
A message for our global community for the holiday season.
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The mark of a true Masters is their capacity for love, compassion, kindness and joy. The story of how Thay was ordained and the kindness, care and gentleness of his own teacher.
Chanting as a River a New Plum Village Album Dear Friends, We are happy to tell you that the monks and nuns of Plum Village, together with some of our wonderful friends in the practice, have made a new album of chants. Many of our chants have been renewed with harmonies and instrumental parts. These…
How Thay’s teacher taught him to light incense when he was a novice and the meaning behind the act.
The way of the compassionate leader. Concrete practices to heal our relationships, and overcome stress in the business world.
“Gathas for Daily Life was a warrior’s manual on strategy. As novices, we were handed it when we entered the monastery and instructed to keep it close at hand at all times, even to use it as a pillow at night…”
A poem by Sr Chan Hoi Nghiem, abbess of Lower Hamlet, Plum Village, about the beauty, depth and interconnectedness available in the present moment.
This is the third in a series of stories Thay has told of his time as a young monk at the Root Temple in Hue, Vietnam, to which he has recently returned to live.
This is the second in a series of memories written by Thay, called Memories from the Root Temple, based on his time with his teacher, Master Thanh Quy at Tu Hieu Temple, Vietnam, to which he has recently returned to live.
Thay has expressed a clear wish to live out his days at the Root Temple in Hue, Vietnam.
As we celebrate Thay’s 92nd continuation day on 11th October, we would like to take this opportunity to share with you how our beloved Teacher has been doing.
May the day be well and the night be well. May the midday hour bring happiness, too. In every minute and every second, may the day and night be well. By the blessing of the Triple Gem, may all things be protected and safe. May all beings born in each of the four ways…
We Are Truly Present With hearts established in mindfulness, we are truly present for sitting and walking meditation, and for reciting the sutras. May this practice center with its Four fold Sangha be supported by three Jewels and Holy Beings, well-protected from the eight misfortunes and the three paths of suffering. May parents, teachers, friends,…