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Letters from Thich Nhat Hanh

Explore the Zen Master’s open letters on community-building and current affairs, including remarkable messages to Martin Luther King Jr., President G.W. Bush, and to a young man on Death Row in the U.S.

Key Books

Thich Nhat Hanh has published over 100 titles in English, ranging from classic manuals on meditation, mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism, to poems, children’s stories, and commentaries on ancient Buddhist texts. They capture the Zen Master’s lifetime of teaching, scholarship, creativity and spiritual discovery.  Where to start Since Thich Nhat...

Key Teachings

Thich Nhat Hanh’s pioneering teachings on mindfulness, “interbeing” and engaged ethics have opened new ways forward for meditators, peace-makers, activists, educators, business people and politicians around the world.  Mindfulness Thich Nhat Hanh began teaching mindfulness in the West in the early 1970s. His 1975 book The Miracle of Mindfulness...

Press & Media

Explore resources on Thich Nhat Hanh’s life and influence, including high-res photos, factsheets and briefings for journalists, and an archive of interviews and public statements. Since suffering a major stroke in 2014, Thich Nhat Hanh is unfortunately no longer able to give interviews. He is today represented by his...

Биография на Тик Нят Хан

Дзен майсторът Тик Нят Хан е световен духовен лидер, поет, активист за мир, широко известен с дълбоките си учения и с бестселърите си на тема осъзнатост и мир. Благ и скромен монах, по време на номинацията му за Нобеловата награда за мир, Д-р Мартин Лутър Кинг го нарича “Апостол...

Video

Please enjoy talks given by Thich Nhat Hanh and senior Plum Village Dharma Teachers. You can currently find Plum Village talks on our YouTube channel and on the Plum Village app while we work on an improved experience on our website.

Privacy Policy

At CBZ Village des Pruniers, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure....

Dharma Teachers

Here are profiles of our senior Dharma Teachers who regularly offer teachings at Plum Village France. Becoming a Dharma Teacher Dharma Teachers (Dharmachāryas) are members of the community who have been selected as teachers because they have extensive spiritual practice and the prerequisites for a happy life. Zen Master...

Terms and Conditions

General Information This site is the property of: Communaute Bouddhique Zen “Village des Pruniers“ Lieu dit Meyrac 47120 Loubès-Bernac, France CBZ Village des Pruniers is a non-profit (Association Loi 1901) registered under W472000916 in the National Directory of Associations (Répertoire National des Associations).This website is hosted by WP Engine,...

Interviews with Thich Nhat Hanh

Explore intimate and exclusive interviews given to national and international media over the last twenty years.

Thich Nhat Hanh’s statement on Climate Change for the United Nations

In 2014, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) approached Thich Nhat Hanh as an international faith leader, to request a brief statement about climate change and our relationship to one another and to the Earth. This statement was published on the UNFCCC website, ahead of the Paris Climate Summit...

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Health and Updates

On 11th November 2014, a month after his 89th birthday, our dear Teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, suffered a severe brain hemorrhage (stroke). We are grateful to our global spiritual family for sending so much loving energy and support. Thay's journey of recovery will be long, and we thank you for continuing...

Plum Village Practice Centers

The eleven practice centers and monasteries listed below all practice in the Plum Village tradition and under the direct guidance of Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. Our centers are open throughout the year, for short or long stays, to learn the art of mindful living. Blue Cliff Monastery, New York Nestled on 80 peaceful...

The Organic Happy Farms

Plum Village has started three small, diversified, organic vegetable farms: one in the Upper Hamlet (with the monks and lay men), one in the Lower Hamlet (with the nuns and lay women) and one in the New Hamlet (with the nuns and lay women). You are a gardener, and you have...

Programs for Children and Teens

During our annual 4-week Summer Retreat in July/August, Plum Village monks and nuns offer a special program of mindful play for children, and a guided mindful activity program for teenagers. The programs are mostly outdoors, enjoying the beautiful countryside and nature around Plum Village. Who can join the Children’s Program...

Sister Chan Khong

Sister Chan Khong is the first fully-ordained monastic disciple of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, and the director of his humanitarian projects since the 1960’s. Born in 1938 in Ben Tre in Southern Vietnam, Sister Chan Khong began social work in the city slums as a teenager. After meeting...

New Heart Sutra translation by Thich Nhat Hanh

On 11th September Thay completed a profound and beautiful new English translation of the Heart Sutra, one of the most important sutras in Mahayana Buddhism. This new English translation is based on the new Vietnamese translation that Thay began working on three weeks ago at the European Institute of...

The Mindfulness Bell

The Mindfulness Bell is a journal of the art of mindful living. It is an inspiration and teaching resource for those practicing mindfulness in daily life. Each issue features a teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh. Also included are stories and teachings by teachers and students in this lineage, based...

Letter to a Prisoner

On March 12, Thay received a letter from Zachary Crow, who is supporting a young man called Daniel on Death Row in Jackson, Georgia in the USA. Together, Zachary and Daniel have been practising mindfulness and studying Thay’s book The Heart of The Buddha’s Teaching, but Daniel’s time is...

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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