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  • Hi, im interested in the five-years monastic Training. What i need to do to become a monk for five years? (Im from Mexico)

    • Dear Andres,
      You can click on this link below to read more information about how to join the 5-year monastic training program. After that you can email the brothers to ask about when you can come. In the US, there is Deer Park Monastery or Blue Cliff Monastery where you can contact to ask about when you can come and start your training program. However, if you are interested in doing your training in Plum Village, France you can contact Upper Hamlet on uh-office@plumvillage.org. During this time of closure it might not be possible, but once we are open again and your aspiration remains intact, you can contact us again. Good luck!


  • Dear Thay Dear Sangha, I’d like to know if it is possible to what the Dharma talks at some hour after they are held as I am in Colombia, many hours behind. Thank yoy dearly

    • If you are referring to the Dharma talks in our recent online retreat, then if you have registered for that retreat, yes you can watch them in your own time on Teachable with your log in details. If you are referring to previous talks or other talks on Sundays (outside of the retreat) then you can watch them at any time on our Youtube Plum Village online monastery channel. Hope you enjoy and benefit from them.

  • The recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings was wonderful and very helpful. If it would be possible to do this again, it would be helpful. Thank you

    • In reply to Kate,
      It’s wonderful that you found the recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings helpful. Yes, it will be offered livestreamed once every month. Please continue to follow our “live” page for the next recitation ceremony.

    • Dear Kate,
      Yes, we will have more live recitations of the Five Mindfulness Trainings. Please continue to follow our “Live” page for further updates.

  • Thank you for all your online support, but will the brothers from Upper Hamlet be streaming anymore meditations?
    With Metta Paul 🙏

    • Dear Paul,
      Thank you for following our online practice live events. Currently the brothers and sisters at Plum Village France are offering online retreats. Therefore our live practice events are limited and we rely on our brothers and sisters from other Plum Village centres world wide to offer live practice events. Hopefully some of these sessions suit your time zone and you can join them. Please continue to follow our Live events page for further updates about livestreaming from Upper Hamlet brothers. In the meantime, you are cordially invited to join and practice with us in our online weekend retreats.

  • I have not seen the recitation of the fourteen mindfulness training. Also, not seen Dharma by other Monks and Nuns. Used to upload Dharma on various topics, not anymore.. Only I see one Monk talking about the Buddha eight noble path. Following this one. Thanks, William

    • Dear William,
      You can view all the previous Dharma talks given by other Dharma Teachers on our Youtube channel. We will have live recitation of the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings coming up, please continue to follow our “Live” page for updates.

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    What is Mindfulness

    Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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