Update: Plum Village France is currently closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic.

At Home in the World

Stories and Essential Teachings from a Monk's Life

This collection of autobiographical and teaching stories from peace activist and Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is thought provoking, inspiring, and enjoyable to read. Collected here for the first time, these stories span the author’s life. There are stories from Thich Nhat Hanh’s childhood and the traditions of rural Vietnam. There are stories from his years as a teenaged novice, as a young teacher and writer in war torn Vietnam, and of his travels around the world to teach mindfulness, make pilgrimages to sacred sites, and influence world leaders.

The tradition of teaching the Dharma through stories goes back at least to the time of the Buddha. Like the Buddha, Thich Nhat Hanh uses story–telling to engage people’s interest so he can share important teachings, insights, and life lessons.

Publication Date:
November 1, 2016
Publisher:
Parallax Press
ISBN:
9781941529423

Let’s stay in touch!

Do you want to receive news, nourishment and retreat updates from Plum Village throughout the year? You can subscribe to our newsletter here.

Support our community.

Plum Village is your home, too. Please help us take care of it and continue Thich Nhat Hanh’s dream – for all of us and generations to come.

Support and Donate

— Plum Village Practice Centers

Plum Village France

Lieu dit Le Pey
24240 Thénac France

Healing Spring Monastery

2 Rue Pascal Jardin
77510 Verdelot France

Maison de l’Inspir

8 Rue des Fans
77510 Villeneuve-sur-Bellot France

EIAB

Schaumburgweg 3
D-51545 Waldbröl Germany

AIAB

Lotus Pond Temple
Ngong Ping Lantau Island
Hong Kong

Blue Cliff Monastery

3 Mindfulness Road
NY 12566 Pine Bush New York
United States

Deer Park Monastery

2499 Melru Lane
92026 Escondido California
United States

Magnolia Grove Monastery

123 Towles Rd
Batesville Mississippi
United States

Plum Village Thailand

Pong Ta Long
30130 Pak Chong District Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand

Stream Entering Monastery

221 Marias Ln
VIC 3373 Beaufort Australia

Mountain Spring Monastery

2657 Bells Line of Road
2758 Bilpin New South Wales
Australia

What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

00:00 / 00:00
Show Hide Transcript Close