Plum Village Practice Centers

The eleven practice centers and monasteries listed below all practice in the Plum Village tradition and under the direct guidance of Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. Our centers are open throughout the year, for short or long stays, to learn the art of mindful living.

  • Plum Village France

    Lieu dit Le Pey 24240 Thénac France

    Plum Village, near Bordeaux in southwest France, is the largest international practice center in the Plum Village tradition, and the first residential community to be founded by Thich Nhat Hanh in the West.

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  • Healing Spring Monastery

    2 Rue Pascal Jardin 77510 Verdelot France

    Healing Spring Monastery (Monastère de la Source Guérissante), is a new Plum Village practice center that opened its doors in 2018. It is a charming rural refuge, located in Verdelot in the countryside east of Paris. The buildings were once a 19th Century convent.

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  • Maison de l’Inspir

    8 Rue des Fans 77510 Villeneuve-sur-Bellot France

    La Maison de l’Inspir’ is a small monastery in the Plum Village tradition in Paris, France.

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  • AIAB

    Lotus Pond Temple Ngong Ping Lantau Island
    Hong Kong

    The home of Plum Village in Hong Kong is the Lotus Pond Temple on spectacular Lantau Island, where over a dozen monks and nuns, all disciples of Thich Nhat Hanh, live, practice and lead retreats in the Plum Village tradition.

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  • EIAB

    Schaumburgweg 3 D-51545 Waldbröl Germany

    The EIAB is the first Institute of Applied Buddhism founded by Thich Nhat Hanh, in 2008. The EIAB’s large campus is situated on the edge of the small town of Waldbröl, Germany, about an hour from Cologne, amid rolling fields and magnificent pine forests.

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  • Magnolia Grove Monastery

    123 Towles Rd Batesville Mississippi
    United States

    Magnolia Grove Monastery is a both a residential monastery and Mindfulness Practice Meditation Center in the tradition of Plum Village, founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in 2005 in Batesville, Mississippi. Today, more than thirty monastics disciples of Thich Nhat Hanh are in residence.

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  • Blue Cliff Monastery

    3 Mindfulness Road NY 12566 Pine Bush New York
    United States

    Nestled on 80 peaceful acres of woodland in the southern Catskill region about two hours northwest of New York City, Blue Cliff Monastery is home to a thriving community of over thirty monastic and lay practitioners who share the art of mindful living with thousands of adults and children every year.

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  • Deer Park Monastery

    2499 Melru Lane 92026 Escondido California
    United States

    This 400-acre sanctuary rests peacefully in the chaparral mountains of southern California, surrounded and protected by oaks and the natural landscape.

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  • Thai Plum Village

    Pong Ta Long 30130 Pak Chong District Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand

    Plum Village Thailand was founded in 2008, and in 2013 the monastic community moved to a stunning new campus on the edge of Khao Yai National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site about 240km northeast of Bangkok.

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  • Stream Entering Monastery

    530 Porcupine Ridge Road VIC 3461 Porcupine Ridge Australia

    In 2010 five monastic disciples of Thich Nhat Hanh (1926 – 2022), together with the support of many lay sanghas in Australia, founded the community of Stream Entering Monastery – Tu viện Nhập Lưu – a nunnery at Beaufort, Victoria, Australia and held the first monastic Rains’ Retreat there in May 2010. 

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  • Mountain Spring Monastery

    2657 Bells Line of Road 2758 Bilpin New South Wales

    Cradled in the stunning Blue Mountains outside of Sydney, Australia, Mountain Spring Monastery the newest Plum Village monastic practice center, was founded in March 2020.

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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