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Mindfulness Apps

The Plum Village App allows us to take Plum Village with us wherever we go. We also suggest other meditation apps which can support our mindfulness practice.

Четиринадесетте упражнения за осъзнатост

Четиринадесетте упражнения за осъзнатост са съвременен вариант, сърцевината на Предписанията за бодхисатвата на будистката традиция Махаяна. Те са създадени от Тик Нят Хан през 1966 г. в Сайгон. Монасите и миряните, които в официална церемония тържествено са приели да изучават и да живеят според тези четиринадесет упражнения са членове...

Wake Up network (young adults)

Wake Up is an active global community of young mindfulness practitioners, aged 18-35, inspired by the teachings of Zen Master and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. We come together to practice mindfulness in order to take care of ourselves, nourish happiness and contribute to building a healthier and a...

The Order of Interbeing

The Order of Interbeing, Tiep Hien in Vietnamese, is a community of monastics and lay people who have committed to living their lives in accord with the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings, a distillation of the Bodhisattva (Enlightened Being) teachings of Mahayana Buddhism. Established by Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh in Saigon...

Extended Stay

Plum Village is a Buddhist monastery, where both monastics and lay people train in the art of mindful living. The only permanent residents of our community are nuns and monks, but we offer mindfulness retreats year-round, ranging from one week to as long as three months for the Monastic...

Our Hamlets

Plum Village, France is actually composed of three separate monasteries, called „hamlets“. The hamlets are self-contained communities where the monastics and lay practitioners live, eat, practice, work and relax as a spiritual family. All three hamlets come together at least twice a week (on Thursdays and Sundays) to listen to...

Sample Schedule

A retreat at Plum Village is an opportunity to experience the art of mindful living. We do everything in a spirit of meditation, whether it is walking to the bathroom, washing the dishes, or listening deeply to the sound of the bell. The daily schedule in Plum Village varies...

Accommodation & Pricing

All accommodation is Plum Village is communal. Most living areas and all rooms are shared, to encourage community living and mutual support in our practice. We cannot provide single rooms. Most beds are single beds, and some beds in dormitories are bunk beds. In rented “gites” (guesthouses), there may...

Days of Mindfulness

Thank you for your interest in our days of mindfulness. We regret that, due to measures to prevent the spreading of the COVID-19 coronavirus, unfortunately our days of mindfulness have been cancelled until the end of August. Please see our announcement for more information. You are welcome to join us for...

About Plum Village Retreats

This page described retreats at Plum Village, currently retreats are online. You can also experience a Plum Village retreat in our other international monastic practice centres and when Plum Village monastics go on tour. The art of mindful living Coming to Plum Village for a retreat is an opportunity...

Plum Village

Plum Village, near Bordeaux in southwest France, is the largest international practice center in the Plum Village tradition, and the first monastic community founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) in the West. Plum Village is where Thay has realised his dream of building a Beloved Community: creating a healthy, nourishing environment...

Retreats Calendar

Below you can find our upcoming in-person and online retreats hosted by Plum Village monasteries around the world. Please note, that Plum Village Monastery, France remains physically closed to visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic. Dear friends, we are continuing to plan more online retreats for 2021, and they...

Becoming a Monastic

Those with a sincere aspiration to cultivate understanding and compassion as their only career, are welcome to join our monastic community.  You would live, learn, and practice in one of our monasteries in Europe, America or Asia. Our growing Sangha presently numbers over 700 monastics spread out among these...

Five-Year Monastic Training

When we train as a monastic we have the opportunity to find the root of our freedom, solidity, joy and happiness, and to help our society. When we ordain and wear the brown robe we learn to cut through our illusions and our afflictions. We learn to transform our...

Find a local group

A community of Buddhist practitioners is referred to as a „sangha“.(Sanskrit for inseparable)A sangha can include both monastics and lay practitioners. As the third jewel of Buddhism, Sanghas offer a deep well of support and wisdom. We encourage everyone to join a sangha near you, or participate in activities...

Contact Us

Here at Plum Village we receive many more emails than the monks and nuns have the capacity to respond to. We try our best to reply in a timely way, and would like to thank you for your patience and compassion. Please note that we continue to remain closed...

Community

Everyone who comes to practice is a member of the sangha. Even if we come to Plum Village for only one week, our presence and our practice can contribute to the vitality and harmony of the sangha. In society, much of our suffering comes from feeling disconnected from one...

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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