When Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh created Plum Village over 30 years ago, it was his deep wish to create a healthy environment where anyone can experience peace, relaxation and nourishment, and discover for themselves a spiritual path.

Thay’s great dream is to build a Beloved Community living in harmony with one another and with the Earth.

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Children from many different countries in the Summer Retreat joyfully playing with the monks.

Every year Plum Village offers thousands of people, especially the younger generation, a chance to experience the simple joys of mindful, ethical living together as a community.

Visitors have a chance to learn ways of practice, and a path of love and understanding, that they can apply in their lives when they return from retreat.

Plum Village is a fertile ground for cultivating the seeds of peace, understanding, healing and transformation in the world.

We invite you to help Plum Village grow and help realise Thay’s dream of cultivating a Collective Awakening in the 21st Century.

Your financial gift will support the development of Plum Village’s hamlets, as well as the training of the next generation of monks and nuns who will continue Thay’s work at Plum Village and beyond.

You may also designate your gift for programs or hamlets especially close to your heart.

We thank you for your loving participation.

Plum Village Winter Retreat 2014-15 opening ceremony mahasangha 2

Plum Village is registered in France as a spiritual congregation under the title Communaute Bouddhique Zen Village des Pruniers, and there are special tax benefits for French residents. If you are based in the USA, we encourage you to make your donation via the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation, which offers tax benefits for US residents.