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I Smile to the Stars (sung by Sister Chan Khong)
Sister Chan Khong, Live at the Royal Festival Hall, London 2012
Here is the Pure Land
Word: Thich Nhat HanhMusic: Ellen Deimann
You are me and I am you
Word: Thich Nhat Hanh Song Album: Freedom of The Heart
Lullaby of Interbeing
“Mother hold my hands. My hands are you. Your hands are in me.” Let’s enjoy a gentle and beautiful song “Lullaby of Interbeing” so we can feel the love, care and the interbeing of each other.
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.
Breathing In, Breathing Out
This classic Plum Village song helps us to enjoy our breathing. When you breathe and visualize a flower, a dewdrop, a mountain, Mother Earth and their qualities like freshness, solidity, spaciousness, you also nourish those elements inside of you.
Being an Island Unto Myself
In Plum Village, we use practice songs to help us cultivate joy and remember to be mindful. This song helps us to remember that we can take refuge in ourselves by using our breathing to come back to a place of calm and stability.
I have arrived, I am home (Instrumental)
We would like to invite you to enjoy an instrumental version of “I have arrived, I am home” played by Plum Village monastics.
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...
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....
Guarding of six senses
Lyrics: Thich Nhat HanhMusic: Sr. True Virtue (Sr. Chan Duc) & RashaniSang: Sr. Chan Duc
Gatha for Eating meditation
Eating can be very joyful and a deep practice. It nourishes us not only physically but also mentally and spiritually. We can spend a moment to be grateful for all the conditions that support our life – our parents, Mother Earth and Father Sun, etc… By living happily and...
The Island Within (Orchestral)
“The Island Within” is one of Thich Nhat Hanh’s cherished meditation texts – a guided meditation on taking refuge in our own “island within” – a safe place we can always come back to, where we are protected by our practice of mindfulness, aware of our breath and aware...
Written, Composed & Sung by sr. Chan Duc (True Virtue)
The 16 Exercises of Mindful Breathing
The 16 Exercises of Mindful Breathing are at the heart of the teachings offered by Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village community. They have now been offered in the form of a song by the Plum Village monastic sisters. Mindfulness of breathing is the great vehicle used by the...
Music and lyrics by Plum Village Monastics. Sung by Sister Chau Nghiem (Sr. Jewel)
“The Story of a River” – A Music Meditation with Plum Village monastics
The monks and nuns in Plum Village, France recently offered a special evening of music meditation to celebrate the end of the Summer season of online retreats. The music was interspersed with a reading of “The Story of a River”, a text from Thich Nhat Hanh.
Sister Chan Duc (Sr. True Virtue) sings “Time passes”. In her early years of practice, this song appeared to Sr. Chan Duc as she touched the freedom of a time and space that is not bound by concepts. Though around us, time is passing, it is possible to dwell in...
For Warmth and In My Two Hands
This healing poem “For Warmth” was written by Thich Nhat Hanh during the Vietnam war. He said, this was written after he heard about the bombing of Ben Tre and the comment made by an American military man, “We had to destroy the town in order to save it.”...
Recommendation & Alone Again (poem & song)
Man is not the enemy. Our enemy is hatred, anger, ignorance and fear. Thich Nhat Hanh This poem was written by Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) during the Vietnam war. His life and the lives of his students were at risk on a daily basis. Yet this poem encourages insight,...