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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;...

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...

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...

European Wake Up Ambassadors Week

We’re planting seeds of new communities It’s time to wake up! It’s time to wake up together! The European Wake Up Ambassadors had a retreat in Upper Hamlet, May 11-18th 2018. The organizing team, which consisted of monastics and several Wake Up Ambassadors, had an online meeting before the retreat started...

Martin Luther King on the Power of Love

Please enjoy these inspiring words from our Teacher’s friend and spiritual brother, Dr. King in honor of the upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Day, celebrated in the US on January 18th. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: I’m concerned about a better World. I’m concerned about justice; I’m concerned about brotherhood and sisterhood;...

A Green Santa and A Hug of Love

Upper Hamlet Plum Village France 16th December 2015 This year Santa is not buying into any more Last weekend in Paris, world leaders successfully concluded their climate action summit, addressing how each nation can reduce their impact on our precious climate, and help relieve some of the effects created by our past unmindful...

Earth Holder Commitment

As part of our Two Weeks of Climate Prayer and Action, The new Earth Holder Commitments are now available in a one-page print-out in English, French and have been translated into Vietnamese. The English and French texts are formatted to be printed double-sided and folded in half.  ›› ENGLISH PDF ›› FRENCH PDF ›› VIETNAMESE We...

Dear President Hollande

This moving letter to the President of France was written by Sister Mai Nghiem, a French nun and Dharma Teacher in the Plum Village Tradition, currently residing at Deer Park Monastery in California. Thay (Thich Nhat Hanh) has often taught us the practice of writing “love letters” to our political...

A Mindful Response to Terrorism

“Man is not the enemy”, Thay has often reminded us. “Our enemy is hatred, anger, ignorance and fear.” The roots of terrorism are not to be found in religious philosophies or unfamiliar cultures, but in misunderstanding, fear, anger, and hatred. “Terrorists are human beings who are sick with the virus...

Sister Chan Khong at Paris Climate Summit, 21 July 2015

Sister Chan Khong joined elders from many of the world’s religions and wisdoms in Paris on July 21 for a World Summit of Conscience to answer the question “Why do I care about the planet?” and launch a “Call to Conscience for the Climate”. The event, which was intended to...

Plum Village in Indonesia 2015

Thay’s senior disciples have arrived in Indonesia, as part of the 2015 Plum Village Asia Tour. The monks and nuns have just completed a 5-day Family Retreat in Cipanas, and will be offering mindfulness events for educators and businesspeople this weekend. Land has been donated to establish a new...

In the Footsteps of the Buddha

A few miles from Bodhgaya, our Sangha walked the edges of rice fields to the stupa commemorating the place where legend has it that the young village girl named Sujata offered kheer to the exhausted ascetic Siddhartha. Ahead of us flowed the river Niranjana on whose banks it is...

New Dharma Spring

As a symphony of greens explodes here in Plum Village, and soft rains fall on our lotus ponds, many of our elder Dharma brothers and sisters have set off to share the dharma in Europe and Asia. It is just like in the time of the Buddha, when after...

Remembering Kayla

It is with great sadness that Plum Village has learned of the passing away of our beloved dharma sister Kayla Mueller in Syria earlier this month. Kayla was a student of Thay’s and a lively, loving and passionate member of the Sparkle dharma discussion group that formed in New Hamlet in...

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