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Dharma Talks / Living the Buddha’s Community

Sr Lăng Nghiêm

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 for its simple living, harmony, peace, vitality, and ability to transform suffering.

2,600 years later, thanks to concrete practices such as letting go of material possessions, mindful actions and consumption, loving speech, and ways to re-establish communication, the Buddha’s community has been kept alive. Join us to learn how we can all cultivate these ways of living a simple, meaningful, harmonious and happy life.

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Invoking The Bodhisattva

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Sr Lăng Nghiêm

June 21, 2020
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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.

Sr Chân Đức

March 13, 2022

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...

Sr Từ Nghiêm

March 10, 2022

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...

Br Phap Linh

March 10, 2022

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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