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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...

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...


Thich Nhat Hanh’s Zen calligraphies have been exhibited in North America, Europe and Asia. These eloquent ink artworks capture his insights, peace, and gentle compassion. In my calligraphy, there is ink, tea, breathing, mindfulness and concentration. This is meditation. This is not work. Suppose I write ‘breathe’; I am...


Arrival and departure Arrival and departure days vary depending on the season. Please arrive before 6pm so you do not miss the first orientation at 7:30pm. To co-create the calm and stable energy of our retreats, please arrive only on the specified Arrival Day. Departure time is between 7am-12 noon on Departure...

Letters from Thich Nhat Hanh

Explore the Zen Master’s open letters on community-building and current affairs, including remarkable messages to Martin Luther King Jr., President G.W. Bush, and to a young man on Death Row in the U.S.

Key Books

Thich Nhat Hanh has published over 100 titles in English, ranging from classic manuals on meditation, mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism, to poems, children’s stories, and commentaries on ancient Buddhist texts. They capture the Zen Master’s lifetime of teaching, scholarship, creativity and spiritual discovery.  Where to start Since Thich Nhat...

Key Teachings

Thich Nhat Hanh’s pioneering teachings on mindfulness, “interbeing” and engaged ethics have opened new ways forward for meditators, peace-makers, activists, educators, business people and politicians around the world.  Mindfulness Thich Nhat Hanh began teaching mindfulness in the West in the early 1970s. His 1975 book The Miracle of Mindfulness...

Pers & Media

Eksplorasi referensi mengenai kehidupan Thich Nhat Hanh dan pengaruh beliau, termasuk foto-foto beresolusi tinggi, tulisan, dan informasi untuk para jurnalis, dan arsip wawancara dan pernyataan publik. Setelah terkena strok pada tahun 2014, Thich Nhat Hanh tidak dapat memberikan wawancara. Sekarang beliau direpresentasikan oleh murid-murid senior beliau dan tim pers...

Kisah Hidup Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh adalah seorang pemimpin spiritual dunia, penyair, dan aktivis perdamaian, terkenal akan ajarannya yang sangat berpengaruh dan karya tulisannya yang terlaris tentang “Sadar-Penuh” ( Bahasa Inggris : Mindfulness, Pali: सति sati; Sanskrit: स्मृति smṛti) dan tentang perdamaian. Seorang biksu yang tenang pembawaannya dan rendah hati,...

Thay’s 92nd Birthday

As we celebrate Thay’s 92nd continuation day on 11th October, we'd like to take this opportunity to share with you how our beloved Teacher has been doing in Thailand.

Sister Chan Khong on Thich Nhat Hanh: He’s Getting Stronger Every Day

Sister Chan Khong brings us up to date on Thich Nhat Hanh’s health and the future of his teachings and community ( Photo by Paul Davis   Melvin McLeod: Following his stroke three years ago, Thich Nhat Hanh is now resting and recovering at Plum Village in Thailand. How...


Please enjoy talks given by Thich Nhat Hanh and senior Plum Village Dharma Teachers. You can currently find Plum Village talks on our YouTube channel and on the Plum Village app while we work on an improved experience on our website.

Privacy Policy

At CBZ Village des Pruniers, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure....

Dharma Teachers

Here are profiles of our senior Dharma Teachers who regularly offer teachings at Plum Village France. Becoming a Dharma Teacher Dharma Teachers (Dharmachāryas) are members of the community who have been selected as teachers because they have extensive spiritual practice and the prerequisites for a happy life. Zen Master...

Thay visits Vietnam for a few days

We are very happy to confirm that earlier today, 29th August 2017, at 12h35 local time, our dear Teacher landed safely at Đà Nẵng airport in Vietnam. This is his first visit to Vietnam since 2008.

Terms and Conditions

General Information This site is the property of: Communaute Bouddhique Zen “Village des Pruniers” Lieu dit Meyrac 47120 Loubès-Bernac, France CBZ Village des Pruniers is a non-profit (Association Loi 1901) registered under W472000916 in the National Directory of Associations (Répertoire National des Associations).This website is hosted by Presslabs, Traian...

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