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Recent Dharma Talks View All


Invoking the Bodhisattvas’ Names

The word Bodhisattva means “awakened being”. In the text Invoking the Bodhisatva’s Names, written by Thich Nhat Hanh, 5 Bodhisattvas are mentioned who represent qualities we can all uncover in ourselves.  In this talk, Sister Tu Nghiem offers us an explanation of this text. You can find the text…

Sr Từ Nghiêm

September 19, 2021

Dharma Talks from Thich Nhat Hanh View All


The Heart of Love (English & Italian)

This is the 2nd Dharma talk by Thay for the Italian Retreat: “The Mind of Love transforms all difficulties” in New Hamlet, Plum Village. Help us caption & translate this video! https://amara.org/v/FIuW/

Thich Nhat Hanh

August 29, 2014

The Practice of True Presence

This is the second dharma talk of the “The Mind of Love Transforms All Difficulties” retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh at the New Hamlet of Plum Village in France. The talk is given in English with consecutive translation into Italian. In this very short talk on August 29, 2014, Thay teaches…

Thich Nhat Hanh

August 29, 2014

This is a Legendary Moment

This is the first dharma talk of the The Mind of Love Transforms All Difficulties retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh at the Upper Hamlet of Plum Village in France. The talk is given in English with consecutive translation into Italian. In this short talk (30-minutes) on August 28, 2014, Thay teaches…

Thich Nhat Hanh

August 28, 2014

Book Excerpts View All


“The Sun My Heart”

We would like to invite you to enjoy a reading from book “The Sun My Heart” by Thich Nhat Hanh, read by Br. Phap Lai, Piano by Bao Tich Nguyen.

July 17, 2021

Moments of Joy

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we would like to offer you a few poems, ‘Moments of Joy’ read by Sr Dieu Nghiem (also known as Sr Jina), a senior disciple of Thay, and a much loved Dutch-Irish nun of the Plum Village tradition. Those who have encountered her…

March 30, 2021

Questions & Answers View All


Questions and Answers

A panel of monastics answer questions during the rains retreat Questions pertain to 1. How to use the 5 Mindfulness Trainings as a guide to practicing engaged Buddhism 2. How to maintain the beginner’s mind as a long time practitioner, and dealing with doubt when it arises about the…

Br Pháp Dung, Sr Thanh Ý, Sr Luc Nghiem, Br Phap The

October 28, 2019

Songs View All


I am a cloud (Instrumental)

We would like to invite you to enjoy an instrumental version of “I am a cloud” played by Plum Village monastics.

August 28, 2021

Malam Suci Waisak (The Holy Vesak Night)

Plum Village choir came together to record the Indonesian song Malam Suci Vesak (The Holy Vesak Night), as an offering our the Indonesian friends around the world for Vesak day (May 26, 2021). This was sung in four parts. This is a song that is commonly sung in Indonesia…

June 16, 2021

The Moon

If you take a few moments, following your breath while looking at the moon, you become present and the moon will be more beautiful and brighter in your eyes. Mindfulness energy is like the gentle moonlight shining on everything without discrimination, and all beings can be embraced and healed….

April 2, 2021

Sutras View All


Discourse on Transforming Violence and Fear

1) Let us listen and observe to understand how, from a happy and wholesome state, people have brought society into a state of terror and violence. How have past generations acted for the situation to become like this? I want to talk to you about this suffering and tell…

Attadaṇḍa Sutta, #16 of the Arthapada, Taishō 198, Snp 4.15

Discourse on Turning the Wheel of the Dharma

This is what I have heard. At one time the World-Honored One was staying near Varanasi at Isipatana in the Deer Park. At that time the World-Honored One addressed the group of five monks, saying, “Bhikkhus, there are two extremes that a monk should avoid. What are the two?…

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, Samyutta Nikāya 56.11.

Discourse on the Land of Great Happiness

This is what I heard the Buddha say one time when he was staying in the Anathapindika Monastery in the Jeta Grove. At that time the Buddha had with him a Sangha of 1,250 bhikshus, all arhats and the most well-known among his senior disciples, including Shariputra, Mahamaudgalyayana, Mahakashyapa,…

Sukhāvatī-Vyūha Sutra, Taishō Revised Tripiṭaka 366

Discourse on the Absolute Truth

He who still abides by a dogmatic view, considering it as the highest in the world, thinking “this is the most excellent” and disparaging other views as inferior, is still considered not to be free from disputes. When seeing, hearing, or sensing something and considering it as the only…

Paramatthaka Sutta, Sutta Nipāta 4.5

Chants View All


Listening To The Bell

“With body, speech and mind in perfect oneness, I send my heart along with the sound of this bell…” Brother Phap Linh was encouraged by Thay (Thich Nhat Hanh) to use “local material” to compose music. This piece became like a meeting of two ancient traditions of Celtic Christianity…

Br Phap Linh

April 25, 2021

From the Depths of Understanding

A Dharma nectar drop on the willow branch of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara is a symbol of her great compassion to cool down the suffering of all beings. You are invited to listen to a beautiful chant “From the depths of understanding” to water the seed of understanding and compassion…

January 27, 2021
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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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