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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.

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...

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....

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...

The Rain

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...

Arrived

Music and lyrics by Plum Village Monastics. Sung by Sister Chau Nghiem (Sr. Jewel)

Time passes

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,...

Please Call Me by My True Names (poem)

We invite you to listen to Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) read one of his most famous poems. It reflects a deep insight into how we cannot separate ourselves from the world around us, even those who do harm. 

This Is It!

Recorded by sisters chan the nghiem and trang hai an

Wake Up: The Music of Community

Guitar & Vocals: Joe Reilly; Female Lead Vocals: Melina Bondy; Cello: Phap Linh; Bass Guitar: Phap Luu; Keyboard: Phap Dan, Andrew; Djembe: Phap Dang; Guitars: Phap Lai, Luc Nghiem; Harmonica: Phap Man; Backup Vocals: Plum Village Sangha. Recorded and rehearsed on Thursday, January 28th, 2010 in Plum Village. This...

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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