Taking Care of the Mind with Right Thinking

Every moment can be a moment of applied mindfulness that helps us to understand ourselves better. 0:00:00 Chanting: Praising the Three Jewels (English) / May the Day be well (Vietnamese) 00:08:08 Dharma Talk begins 00:10:48 Engaged Buddhism: every moment of practice is very precious as we apply Buddhism in...

Awakening to a New Way of Being | Sr. Lang Nghiem

In this Dharma Talk offered on the last day of our Summer Retreat, Sister Lang Nghiem offers her insights and experiences on the great power of coming back to the present moment, which is at the chore of our practice in Plum Village. We can learn a lot about...

Dharma Story for Children | The Queen of the Present Moment | Br. Pham Hanh

The Queen of the Present Moment goes out on an adventure. What will happen at home? * * Please participate in supporting Thich Nhat Hanh’s community and legacy at: https://plumvillage.org/support Please help us offer videos in other languages by creating subtitles for our videos, please create an account at...

You are wonderful as you are | Br. Phap Ung

Part 1: Who is Tired? (Two Stories for children, and adults) Brother Phap Ung begins by telling two stories that help us to touch the insight of interbeing. The first story tells of our teacher Thay (zen master Thich Nhat Hanh) as a young monk, working in the garden...

Handling Strong Emotions | Sr Tu Nghiem

In this first Dharma Talk of our Summer Retreat, we are all warmly welcomed to “The Country of the Present Moment”. Our visa to stay in this land are our mindful steps and breath. To enjoy our stay even more deeply, we are invited to be aware of the...

Mindfulness Practice and True Power (Wake Up Retreat #3) | Br. Phap Lai

In this Dharma Talk, Brother Phap Lai shares his experience and insights on the different Buddhist teachings on power. First, Brother Phap Lai looks at the teaching on the Three Powers: Love, Understanding, and Cutting Through Afflictions. How can we have the power to love ourselves? Can we begin...

True Love And Healing (Wake Up Retreat #2)

In this kind and gentle talk, Sister Dang Nghiem relates her own journey of healing, and describes the path of true love as the process of becoming “our own soulmate”. She shares that we can begin by befriending our own breath and our own body. From this foundation, we...

A Foundation for Safety and Peace

In this Dharma Talk offered on Mother’s Day, Sister Chan Duc (“True Virtue”), invites us to touch our unsafe and insecure feelings, especially with all that is happening in the world today. She then shares concrete practices that can help us generate a feeling of protection. We need to...

Are You a Buddha? | Vesak 2022

In this Dharma Talk offered on Vesak day, Brother Phap Huu delves into the fascinating story of the historical Buddha Siddhartha to help us connect with the spiritual seeker inside of us. Are we in touch with our awakened nature as we live our daily life? What legacy do...

Living the Buddha’s Community

In this first talk of spring 2022 as Plum Village France reopens for retreatants, Sister Lăng Nghiêm (“Sister Hero”) through the sutra “Monuments to the Dharma” (Majjhima Nikaya 89) shows us how the Buddha’s original community is continuing today. In the sutra, the King Prasenajit praises the Buddha’s sangha...

We Continue Always

In this final talk of the commemorative retreat to honor 49 Days of Thay’s passing, Sister Chan Duc (Sr. Annabel) teaches the practices of recognizing and cultivating our continuation bodies, to touch the our true nature of no-birth and no-death. Find out more about Sister Chan Duc.

The Secret to Continuing Thay

There are so many urgent crises in the world and we may think, “If only Thay were still alive, he would know what to do.” In this talk, Brother Phap Linh explains that Thay can be very alive in us, if we know how to practice. By applying the...

Practicing Peace in Response to the Invasion of Ukraine

Sister Tu Nghiem is a senior Dharma Teacher in Plum Village, of Ukrainian heritage. In this Dharma Talk, given in New Hamlet as part of an online “Day in Peace” for Ukraine, she shares three powerful ways we can all practice peace starting now, today. 0:00 Sr. Chan Duc’s...

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...

An Offering of the Heart: Transmission, Continuation, Aspiration

What are we made of? What do we transmit to the future, and to the world? How do we connect to our ancestors, understand them, and see how we continue them? How can we practice, so that our practice is an “offering of the heart”? Sister Đào Nghiêm offers...

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...

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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