Category: News

Thay and the Sangha preparing for Lunar New Year

An update on how our Beloved Teacher is doing as we enjoy preparing for the Lunar New Year.

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2019 Lunar New Year “Parallel Verses”

Celebrating the 2019 Lunar New Year with poetry for practice. We hope you enjoy the new Parallel Verses for this year.

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Wake Up Schools Uganda

Helping to change the culture of violence towards children in Uganda.

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Memories from the Root Temple: The Monk and the Fish

An inspiring story about Zen Master Nhat Dinh, the founder of Tu Hieu Temple.

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Exhibition of Thay’s books and Calligraphies in Bangkok

An exhibition of Thay’s books and calligraphies will be exhibited from January 23 to February 17, 2019 at Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand. This is the first exhibition that combines both Thay’s books and calligraphies being presented in the world, especially in Asia. More than 600 books with many different languages and 73

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Taking Care of Earth, Nourishing our Love

How to be with the difficulty that comes from Earth changes, to stay strong, and to be a resource for self, family and community.

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“Where is Thay?” A Christmas message from Plum Village

A message for our global community for the holiday season.

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Memories from the Root Temple: My Master’s Robe

The mark of a true Masters is their capacity for love, compassion, kindness and joy. The story of how Thay was ordained and the kindness, care and gentleness of his own teacher.

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Chanting as a River a New Plum Village Album

Chanting as a River a New Plum Village Album Dear Friends, We are happy to tell you that the monks and nuns of Plum Village, together with some of our wonderful friends in the practice, have made a new album of chants. Many of our chants have been renewed with  harmonies and instrumental parts. These

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Memories from the Root Temple: Does the Buddha need incense?

How Thay’s teacher taught him to light incense when he was a novice and the meaning behind the act.

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Memories from the Root Temple: Poetry for Heroes

“Gathas for Daily Life was a warrior’s manual on strategy. As novices, we were handed it when we entered the monastery and instructed to keep it close at hand at all times, even to use it as a pillow at night…”

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Life is a Poem

A poem by Sr Chan Hoi Nghiem, abbess of Lower Hamlet, Plum Village, about the beauty, depth and interconnectedness available in the present moment.

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Memories from the Root Temple: Washing Dishes

This is the third in a series of stories Thay has told of his time as a young monk at the Root Temple in Hue, Vietnam, to which he has recently returned to live.

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Memories from the Root Temple: Tangerines in Heaven

This is the second in a series of memories written by Thay, called Memories from the Root Temple, based on his time with his teacher, Master Thanh Quy at Tu Hieu Temple, Vietnam, to which he has recently returned to live.

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Memories from the Root Temple: Closing the Door

This is the first in a series of memories written by Thay, based on his time at Tu Hieu Temple, Vietnam (his root temple), to which he has recently returned to live.

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Thich Nhat Hanh Returns Home

Thay has expressed a clear wish to live out his days at the Root Temple in Hue, Vietnam.

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Come and visit our new practice centre near Paris

Find out about the newest center in the Plum Village Tradition. To meet the needs and wishes of those who would like to come to our centers, we have founded a new monastery an hour east of Paris. We hope to bring the essence of Plum Village, within easy reach of one of the largest cities in the world.

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Introducing a new film about the Plum Village Happy Farm

A short film has been made by Barbora Kinkalová about our Happy Farm Project: the challenges they faced and the joy of sustainable, mindful living.

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Preparing to walk the path of simplicity

Read about our aspirants who, on the 25th of October, will receive the ten novice precepts becoming part of the Plum Village monastic community.

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Thay’s 92nd Birthday

As we celebrate Thay’s 92nd continuation day on 11th October, we would like to take this opportunity to share with you how our beloved Teacher has been doing.

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An Interview with Sr. True Virtue

An interview with Sister True Virtue (Chan Duc). She tells us how she has stayed on the path and shares some stories about Thay.

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An Autumn to Remember Interbeing

An article about the opening of the 90 Day Retreat, 2018 by Br. Phap Dung with an invitation to practice joyfully and deeply with the community where ever you may be.

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Three Mountain Poems

Br. Phap Bieu reflects on three poems by Master Ham Son (Zh. Hanshan)and shares his own experiences of being in the mountains and of the practice.

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The Old Pear Tree

What’s in a pear tree? On a foggy, dark night in the Upper Hamlet, a brother discovers the nature of mind with the help of a beloved old pear tree.

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BBC Radio 4 Visits Plum Village

Listen to the BBC’s thoughtful reflections on touching true happiness in Plum Village.

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Armfuls of Poetry, Drops of Sunshine – a poem of Thich Nhat Hanh

Sunshine rides on space and poetry on sunshine.
Poetry gives birth to sunshine, and sunshine to poetry.

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The First Happy Farm Experience Week

The Happy Farmers enjoy hosting their first “Experience Week” , sharing their practice of mindful, organic farming.

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21 Day Retreat 2018 “A Real Soulmate of the Buddha” – Video Clip

“The Art of Living” announced Nautilus Book Award winner

Thay’s book “The Art of Living” (2017) has just won the national Nautilus Award (Gold) for best book in the category “Religion / Spirituality of Eastern Thought”: http://bit.ly/2lvgv8g. If you haven’t read it yet, here it is: http://ow.ly/IlEl30k685z Nautilus Book Award is honored to share some of the wisdom, love, hope, and creativity that flow from

Sister Chan Khong on Thich Nhat Hanh: He’s Getting Stronger Every Day

Sister Chan Khong brings us up to date on Thich Nhat Hanh’s health and the future of his teachings and community (https://www.lionsroar.com/thich-nhat-hanh-getting-stronger-every-day/). Photo by Paul Davis   Melvin McLeod: Following his stroke three years ago, Thich Nhat Hanh is now resting and recovering at Plum Village in Thailand. How is he doing? He cannot stand