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 life and practice! Before, during…
In a short video senior Dharma Teacher,Richard Brady shares about how the Mindfulness in Education Network began and how teachers can apply mindfulness in the classroom.
From 5 to 12 April the Plum Village Happy Farmers will visit Verdelot to support the first Happy Farm Retreat in Healing Spring Monastery, our new practice center near Paris.
Vox interviews Brother Phap Dung on how Thay is living his days: “Letting go is also the practice of letting in, letting your teacher be alive in you”
Br. Phap Bieu reflects on his experience of participating in a flashmob mediation in the center of Madrid, Spain and practicing in an urban environment.
An update on how our Beloved Teacher is doing as we enjoy preparing for the Lunar New Year.
Celebrating the 2019 Lunar New Year with poetry for practice. We hope you enjoy the new Parallel Verses for this year.
Helping to change the culture of violence towards children in Uganda.
An inspiring story about Zen Master Nhat Dinh, the founder of Tu Hieu Temple.
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…
How to be with the difficulty that comes from Earth changes, to stay strong, and to be a resource for self, family and community.
A message for our global community for the holiday season.
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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.
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…
How Thay’s teacher taught him to light incense when he was a novice and the meaning behind the act.
“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…”
A poem by Sr Chan Hoi Nghiem, abbess of Lower Hamlet, Plum Village, about the beauty, depth and interconnectedness available in the present moment.
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.
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.
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.
Thay has expressed a clear wish to live out his days at the Root Temple in Hue, Vietnam.
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.
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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Read about our aspirants who, on the 25th of October, will receive the ten novice precepts becoming part of the Plum Village monastic community.
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.
An interview with Sister True Virtue (Chan Duc). She tells us how she has stayed on the path and shares some stories about Thay.
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.
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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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.
Listen to the BBC’s thoughtful reflections on touching true happiness in Plum Village.