Selected chants, meditations, teachings, readings, songs, calligraphies & photos, to support your practice at home or with a local sangha, as we generate the energy of mindfulness and compassion in memory of our teacher Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay).
Please also join our collective Memorial Services, live-streamed from Plum Village France and Huế, Vietnam.
Create a Ceremony at Home
Guidance on how to set up your own altar, and how to generate the energy of mindfulness, peace, compassion during ceremonies. Once you have set up your space, you can find a quiet time to follow the 45-minute ceremony we have prepared in the video.
How to prepare
Follow your own ceremony
This 45-minute ceremony to honor Thay, led by Plum Village monastics, is designed for you to follow at home. It includes a chant to accompany the lighting of incense, guided prostrations to the bodhisattvas, chanting the Heart Sutra, readings and music.
Practicing online with your local sangha?
This PDF of a suggested program for a 1.5-hour online Zoom sangha session to honor Thay may be helpful.
Follow practices offered by senior Dharma Teachers to embrace what may be there in our hearts and minds in this moment:
Touching the Earth meditations
Dharma Talk Clips
Short teachings about what happens when we die, and how we can look deeply to face dying and death without fear.
See the full playlist here.
Chants & Songs
A selection of short readings to incorporate into your practice, recommended by Plum Village Dharma Teachers.
- Discourse on Taking Refuge in Oneself
- Chant of Praise & Aspiration
- Anuradha Discourse
- Discourse on Love
- Discourse on Knowing the Better Way to Live Alone
- “This Body Is Not Me” – The Contemplation on No-Coming and No-Going
- “Touching the Earth” texts
- The Five Remembrances & Five Awarenesses
Thay’s life story
- Short biography
- Long biography (20 pages)
- At Home in the World (2017), autobiographical stories
- Fragrant Palm Leaves (1996), memoirs from 1960s
“Directed by Marc J Francis & Max Pugh, ‘Walk With Me’ is a cinematic and immersive exploration into the world-famous monastery of Zen Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh.
You may like to explore more films about Plum Village here.
Photos & Calligraphies
You may like to download and print a photo of Thay and one of his calligraphies for an altar or to place on your wall at this moment.
(Download these images by right-clicking and choosing “save image as…”)