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Cultivating Kindness, Building Community

What does it feel like to receive kindness, from a loved one or even a stranger? What does it mean to have kindness in our own heart, and to be a true friend to ourselves and others? How can we cultivate these qualities, to help build a kind community…

Br Pháp Hữu

May 2, 2021

The Art of Letting Go

How do we let go? Why can the process of letting to be so painful? With reference to his own experiences with his family as well as Peter Pan and Groundhog Day, Brother Ngộ Không guides us in using the 5 Remeberances to find freedom. The meditation he mentions…

Br Ngo Khong

April 12, 2021

The Birds are Still Singing

As we come in touch with the newly blooming flowers and the rising bird-song of Spring, Sr. Từ Nghiêm guides us in inquiring: how may we offer Spring cleaning and renewal to our body, and to our mind? In this warm and image-rich talk, our elder sister shares practical…

Sr Từ Nghiêm

March 7, 2021

“A la Carte” Dharma Talk

A talk from 7 March based on questions that people have sent in. Offered for Mountain Spring Monastery in Australia and the Compassionate Ocean Sangha: www.mountainspringmonastery.org, www.compassionateoceansangha.org. You can support this podcast at https://dana.plumvillage.org/

Br Pháp Hải

March 7, 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

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“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

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

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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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