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Stream Entering Monastery

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. 

Thai Plum Village

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.

Magnolia Grove Monastery

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.

Deer Park Monastery

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

Blue Cliff Monastery

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...


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.


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.

Maison de l’Inspir

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

Healing Spring Monastery

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.

Plum Village 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.

Thay travels to Bangkok for health check-ups

1st December, 2019 Dear Beloved Community, We’re happy to announce that on Thursday 28th November, Thay traveled from Huế, Vietnam to Bangkok, Thailand for a full medical check-up in Bangkok. The trip and hospital visit went smoothly. Yesterday morning, Thay decided to travel on to visit our community at...

Deep Relaxation

For nearly 30 years Sister Chan Khong’s Deep Relaxation practice has been a highlight for thousands of people who have attended Order of Interbeing Buddhist retreats. With Deep Relaxation book and audio CD, the reader/listener will learn to meditate and relax body adnd mind at the deepest level, leading to a measurable...

Beginning Anew

In Beginning Anew, Sister Chân Không shares a concrete, four-part process that can help anyone clear up misunderstandings, communicate more honestly and openly with the people around them, and heal relationships. Thousands have been introduced to the beginning anew practice at the retreats led worldwide each year by Zen Master...

Learning True Love

Learning True Love is a moving personal memoir by Thich Nhat Hanh’s right hand-woman and oldest disciple Sr. Chan Khong. It is an introduction to the mindfulness teachings and life of Thich Nhat Hanh and his community in exile, an overview to the development of the European and American...

Each Breath A Smile

Inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, in Each Breath a Smile by Sister Susan, young children learn how to calm body and mind and enjoy the present moment.

The Ten Gates

The Ten Gates is an audio CD designed to help the listener through a twelve week course based on Brother Phap Hai’s book Nothing To It: Ten Ways To Be At Home With Yourself.

Nothing To It

In Nothing To It, Brother Phap Hai who is an Australian-born senior monk in the Plum Village Tradition, brings his characteristic warmth and humour to explore the many different gates to transformation offered by Buddhism. A gate is a teaching, practice, or way of looking at things. Each gate is...

Mindfulness as Medicine

Before she became a Buddhist nun in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Dang Nghiem was a doctor. She’d traveled far in her 43 years. Born during the Tet Offensive and part of the amnesty for Amerasian children of the late 1970s, Dang Nghiem arrived in this country...


This extraordinary autobiography by Sister Dang Nghiem takes the reader from the rice fields of Vietnam to the peaceful surrounding of Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastery in Plum Village where she took refuge. There she gained a deep understanding of the Buddhist teachings of mindfulness forged in the fire of...

True Virtue

In 1988, Sister Annabel Laity became the first Western person to be ordained as a monastic disciple in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Vietnamese Zen lineage. She was given the Dharma name Chan Duc, which means True Virtue. Thirty years later, Sister Annabel is a much-loved senior Dharma teacher in the...

How to See

How we develop misperceptions, how we can gain insight, and how mindfulness practices can help us see ourselves, each other, and the world around us more clearly are just a few of the topics touched upon in this latest addition to the Mindfulness Essentials Series. In brief meditations accompanied...

How to Fight

Learn how to relax the bonds of anger, attachment, and delusion through mindfulness and kindness toward ourselves and others. This time Nhat Hanh brings his signature clarity, compassion, and humour to the ways we act out in anger, frustration, despair, and delusion. The Mindfulness Essentials series introduces beginners and...

Thich Nhat Hanh turns 93

Dear Beloved Community, We are very happy to share that today Thay has been celebrating his 93rd birthday at Từ Hiếu Temple in Huế, Vietnam, his “Root Temple” where he first entered the monkhood aged sixteen.  Over the last few days, Thay’s monastic students from across Vietnam have been...

True Peace Work

True Peace Work is an anthology of voices from many lineages. Thich Nhat Hanh and many others such as His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Joanna Macy, Gary Snyder, Maha Ghosananda, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Matthieu Ricard are featured in this foundational trove of Buddhist essays, poems, and teachings. The topics covered...

The Other Shore (2016)

Perhaps Thich Nhat Hanh’s most enduring legacy may be his extraordinary contribution to the Buddhist canon. He has offered new translations, modern commentaries, and radical revisions to both ancient sutras and the Buddhist monastic code, making them relevant to the challenges of our times. His English translation of the...

Happy Teachers Change the World (2016)

In the early 2000s Thich Nhat Hanh’s engaged mindfulness teachings began to be applied in workplaces, schools, hospitals, town halls – and even prisons, police forces and parliaments. Perhaps the field where his impact has been greatest is in education, where his “applied ethics” have been taken up by...

Liebesbrief an die Erde

Mit Achtsamkeit die Erde wertschätzen und schützen. Das Leben der Menschen hängt untrennbar mit dem Wohlergehen unseres blauen Planeten zusammen. Thich Nhat Hanh zeigt, wie eng das Denken und Handeln des Einzelnen mit dem Zustand der Erde verbunden sind. Er entwickelt einen Leitfaden der Achtsamkeit, nach dem wir sinnhaft...

Wahren Frieden schaffen

Die eindringliche Friedensbotschaft des prominenten vietnamesischen Buddhisten: ‚Auge um Auge macht die ganze Welt blind.‘ Thich Nhat Hanh erlebte als junger Mönch den Vietnamkrieg hautnah mit. Mehr als einmal waren er oder seine Schüler mit lebensgefährlichen Situationen konfrontiert. Mehr als einen Freund hat er in diesem Krieg verloren. Thich...

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