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The Evening Chant

At Plum Village monasteries around the world, we recite this chant directly before our period of silent sitting medtiation in the evening. You can find more Plum Village chants here.

Listening To The Bell

“With body, speech and mind in perfect oneness, I send my heart along with the sound of this bell…” Brother Phap Linh was encouraged by Thay (Thich Nhat Hanh) to use “local material” to compose music. This piece became like a meeting of two ancient traditions of Celtic Christianity...

Invoking the Buddha and Bodhisattvas’ names

We would like to invite you to listen to this chant and cultivate your nature of awakening. “Bodhisattvas are awakened beings. We also have our nature of awakening, no less than they, but we have to train ourselves. One way is to practice invoking the names of four great...

May The Day Be Well

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...

We Are Truly Present

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...

The Morning Chant

The Dharma body is bringing morning light.In concentration, our hearts are at peace,a half-smile is born upon our lips.This is a new day. We vow to go through it in mindfulness.The sun of wisdom has now risen, shining in every direction.Noble Sangha, diligently bring your mind into meditation. Namo...

The Three Refuges

I take refuge in the Buddha,the one who shows me the way in this life.I take refuge in the Dharma,the way of understanding and of love.I take refuge in the Sangha,the community that lives in harmony and awareness.[bell] Dwelling in the refuge of Buddha,I clearly see the path of...

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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