Dear Beloved Community, with a deep mindful breath, we announce the passing of our beloved teacher, Thay Nhat Hanh, on January 22, 2022 at Từ Hiếu Temple in Huế, Vietnam, at the age of 95. Thay has been the most extraordinary teacher...
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A Christmas message from Sister Annabel (Sister Chan Duc)
It is the Holy Season of Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the New Year; a sacred time for us to celebrate our spiritual roots. For many of us it may be a time of darkness that can only be transformed by spiritual light.
A message from the Plum Village monks and nuns for Thay’s birthday
As we approach Thầy’s 95th birthday this week, we would like to share with our international community how Thầy and our sangha at Từ Hiếu Temple in Huế, Vietnam have been doing.
Thich Nhat Hanh’s Books and Calligraphies on show in Vietnam
In March and April of 2021, there were two exhibitions of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books and calligraphies in Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi Vietnam.
The Passing of Sister Lan Nghiem
With great regret we announce that our dear Dutch sister, Sister Lan Nghiem passed away peacefully at age 69, at 7:15am, December 1st, 2020 at Lower hamlet, Plum Village, France.
Thầy breathes, you breathe
On the 11th of October, 2020, the sangha at Plum Village gathered to celebrate Thay’s continuation day in a spirit of peace and being together as big spiritual family. There were stories recounting beautiful memories with Thay, and how the practices of mindfulness are helping to transform people’s lives...
Latest News of Thầy’s Health in Huế
Within a few weeks, on October 11th, Thầy will be 94 years old. We are so happy that Thầy has compassionately stayed with us since his massive stroke almost six years ago, offering his presence, stability, and witness, as we step up to nurture and grow the Plum Village...
Extended Closure to end of August due to Coronavirus
We do not know when France will ease the lockdown for residential spiritual communities like Plum Village, where people coming from different countries share accommodations and living space in close proximity...
Global Optimism – Interview with Sr True Dedication and Br Phap Dung
Global Optimism – Our beloved monastics Br Phap Dung and Sr True Dedication share about our practice, the COVID19 crisis and climate change to help us during these difficult times.
“We are here for you”
A video message from the Brother Phap Huu of Upper Hamlet to the larger Plum Village community.
Plum Village Online – Podcast
Plum Village is very pleased to announce that we have a new online audio platform for dharma talks. You can now listen to all the recent dharma talks within the Plum Village tradition on your favourite podcast platform.
Temporary Closure in Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Dear Beloved Community, Aware of the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in Europe, and the growing number of cases in France, we have taken the difficult decision to close our Plum Village mindfulness practice center to the public, from now until May 1st. We will be giving full refunds to those...
True Freedom Pen Pal Program
Please enjoy this article about a wonderful program supporting prison inmates with compassionate letter writing and honest exchanges about practicing the Dharma.
2020 Lunar New Year “Parallel Verses”
We are very happy to announce the new Plum Village practice phrases to celebrate the upcoming Lunar New Year of the Rat. The phrase is a poetic gift that we can print out and post on the walls as a reminder to practice mindfulness.
Today, We See Clearly that There is a Beautiful Path
The newly ordained novices of the Ginko family are interviewed about their lives before and after ordination.
True Peace Work
Please enjoy this new anthology of writings from Thich Nhat Hanh, The Dalai Lama, Joanna Macy and many others on how buddhist teachings can help with some of the most pressing issues we are facing today.
How do I look?
This beautiful new design of the Plum Village website went live on Wednesday 9th October 2019. We hope you like it. We’ve taken the color style of Thay’s calligraphies (black ink on white paper) as well as distinctive Plum Village tones (the yellow of sunflowers & our sanghati robes;...
The New Issue of the Mindfulness Bell: The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings, Part 2
AUTUMN 2019 ISSUE 82, AVAILABLE EARLY OCTOBER Guest edited by UK Dharma teacher Teri West, this issue shares the fruits of our practice with several of the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. Bodhisattvas: In a Dharma talk, Thich Nhat Hanh tells us about practicing the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings and what it...
Give Mother Earth 18 Months
Dear Plum Village friends everywhere, An exciting invitation to join thousands of PV friends around the world for coordinated Earth Justice practice! The Plum Village Earth Holder Community is encouraging sangha members around the world to support young people on September 20 in the Global Climate Strike, and then...
True Virtue: The Journey of an English Buddhist Nun by Sister Annabel Laity
Sister Chân Đức has been a disciple of Thầy since 1986. She became the first Western European woman to be ordained as a nun by Thầy on November 10th 1988 in India. She is a much-loved senior Dharma Teacher and travels widely, leading meditation retreats and inspiring many with...
Beloved Elder Brother Passes Away
The Plum Village community announces the very sad news that on Wednesday, 24 July our beloved elder Brother Thầy Pháp Lượng, a member of our monastic sangha at the European Institute of Applied Buddhism, passed away. The monastic sangha was on an outing at Biggesee Reservoir in Sauerland, Germany...
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh awarded the First Gandhi Mandela Peace Medal
In his speech at the award ceremony the convener of the event mentioned that the award was being presented to the Zen Master for his “Impact on Spirituality” and said that “Thich Nhat Hanh is the ‘Father of Mindfulness’ whose teachings have changed the lives of millions of people...
EIAB Staff Program
EIAB needs your helping hands Dear friends, We are very happy to inform you that we will be offering the annual German and Dutch retreats and Day of Mindfulness in August 2019 at the EIAB. We welcome you to join us in manifesting a wonderful continuation of our teacher’s...
Exhibition of Thay’s books and Calligraphies in Bangkok
An exhibition of Thay’s books and calligraphies will be exhibited from January 23 to February 17, 2019 at Bangkok Art and Culture Center, Bangkok, Thailand. This is the first exhibition that combines both Thay’s books and calligraphies being presented in the world, especially in Asia. More than 600 books...
“Where is Thay?” A Christmas message from Plum Village
A message for our global community for the holiday season.
Come and visit our new practice centre near Paris
Find out about the newest center in the Plum Village Tradition. To meet the needs and wishes of those who would like to come to our centers, we have founded a new monastery an hour east of Paris. We hope to bring the essence of Plum Village, within easy reach...
Introducing a new film about the Plum Village Happy Farm
A short film has been made by Barbora Kinkalová about our Happy Farm Project: the challenges they faced and the joy of sustainable, mindful living.
Sister Chan Khong on Thich Nhat Hanh: He’s Getting Stronger Every Day
Sister Chan Khong brings us up to date on Thich Nhat Hanh’s health and the future of his teachings and community (https://www.lionsroar.com/thich-nhat-hanh-getting-stronger-every-day/). Photo by Paul Davis Melvin McLeod: Following his stroke three years ago, Thich Nhat Hanh is now resting and recovering at Plum Village in Thailand. How...
European Wake Up Ambassadors Week
We’re planting seeds of new communities It’s time to wake up! It’s time to wake up together! The European Wake Up Ambassadors had a retreat in Upper Hamlet, May 11-18th 2018. The organizing team, which consisted of monastics and several Wake Up Ambassadors, had an online meeting before the retreat started...
Thich Nhat Hanh to receive Union Medal on September 6th in livestreamed ceremony
Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (Union) has announced that it will award Buddhist teacher, author, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh with the Union Medal, “which was instituted in 1981 as a means of honoring individuals whose lives reflect the mission of the Seminary in...