This poem was written by Thich Nhat Hanh during the Vietnam war. His life and the lives of his students were at risk on a daily basis. Yet this poem encourages insight, compassion and forgiveness. We also offer a recording of the song based on the poem.
We invite you to listen to Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) read one of his most famous poems. It reflects a deep insight into how we cannot separate ourselves from the world around us, even those who do harm. We also offer a recording of the song based on the...
This classic Plum Village song helps us to enjoy our breathing. When you breathe and visualize a flower, a dewdrop, a mountain, Mother Earth and their qualities like freshness, solidity, spaciousness, you also nourish those elements inside of you.
In Plum Village, we use practice songs to help us cultivate joy and remember to be mindful. This song helps us to remember that we can take refuge in ourselves by using our breathing to come back to a place of calm and stability.