Sister Chân Lực Nghiêm

True Adornment with Power

Sister Chân Lực Nghiêm is a Zen Buddhist nun ordained in 2008 by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in Plum Village. She received the Dharma Lamp to become a Dharma teacher in 2016.

Sister Lực Nghiêm has offered retreats In Israel/Palestine and continues to organize opportunities for young Palestinians to come to Plum Village to experience mindfulness practice in the spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood, joy, and compassion. 

In 2016 Sr. Lực Nghiêm started a Happy Farm in the Lower Hamlet and reached out to local organic farmers and groceries to help her community eat more local and organic.

She is always looking for ways to improve her relationship with Mother Earth and to be in touch with the suffering of the world in order to find answers in herself and within her community. She is the founder and one of the core members of “Gardiens de la Terre” (Guardians of Earth) – a French monastic and lay community of Plum Village applied Buddhism for the ecology. 

She has a strong aspiration to walk the path of spirituality and service and at the same time knows when to enjoy playing guitar and singing.

Dharma Talks

Beginning Anew Presentation

To begin anew is to look deeply and honestly at ourselves, our past actions, speech and thoughts and to create a fresh beginning within ourselves and in our relationships with others. For more information about beginning anew you can visit our practices page.

Sr Lực Nghiêm

July 10, 2019

Questions & Answers

Questions and Answers

A panel of monastics answer questions during the rains retreat Questions pertain to 1. How to use the 5 Mindfulness Trainings as a guide to practicing engaged Buddhism 2. How to maintain the beginner’s mind as a long time practitioner, and dealing with doubt when it arises about the…

Br Pháp Dung, Sr Thanh Ý, Sr Lực Nghiêm, Br Phap The

October 28, 2019


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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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