News: We are offering online retreats while Plum Village France remains temporarily closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.


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;...

Vows of Love and Action this Rains’ Retreat

Dear Thầy, Dear Noble Sangha Abroad on this precious planet, The monks, nuns, and lay practitioners of Plum Village gathered together, once again, in the Upper Hamlet for the Opening Ceremony of the annual Three Month Rains’ Retreat. It was a powerful and invigorating ritual reminding us how precious...

Give Mother Earth 18 Months

Dear Plum Village friends everywhere, An exciting invitation to join thousands of PV friends around the world for coordinated Earth Justice practice! The Plum Village Earth Holder Community is encouraging sangha members around the world to support young people on September 20 in the Global Climate Strike, and then...

Beloved Elder Brother Passes Away

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. The monastic sangha was on an outing at Biggesee Reservoir in Sauerland, Germany...

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.

EIAB Staff Program

EIAB needs your helping hands Dear friends, We are very happy to inform you that we will be offering the annual German and Dutch retreats and Day of Mindfulness in August 2019 at the EIAB. We welcome you to join us in manifesting a wonderful continuation of our teacher’s...