In the Footsteps of the Buddha

The centuries collapse, and you feel that the 2,500 years since the Buddha walked on this path is not such a long time at all.

Brother Phap Linh on the 2019 Pilgrimage

We welcome you to this sacred pilgrimage through India (February 19 – March 4), an opportunity to “truly feel what the Buddha felt, see what he saw, and experience what he experienced” as a living human being.

Led by Dharmacharya Shantum Seth and eight Plum Village monastics, we will embark on this inner and outer journey, beginning each day with meditation, engage in mindful walking, and immerse in the life and teachings of the Buddha.

I came to understand that during his period of asceticism, the only thing that could have sustained him was compassion – compassion for the suffering of others.

Brother Phap Linh

Transmission of the Five Mindfulness Trainings on Vulture Peak, 2019 
[Photo Credit: Vikash Kumar]

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The sisters and brothers of the
2023 pilgrimage

Plum Village pilgrims crossing the Niranjana River [photo credit: Vikash Kumar]
Dhamekh Stupar, Sarnath – said to be where the Buddha gave his first teaching after attaining enlightenment [photo credit: Carlos J. Vázquez-Berríos]

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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