A poem by Thich Nhat Hanh.
“Man is not the enemy”, Thay has often reminded us. “Our enemy is hatred, anger, ignorance and fear.” The roots of war are not to be found in religious philosophies or unfamiliar cultures, but in misunderstanding, fear, anger, and hatred.
Vox interviews Brother Phap Dung on how Thay is living his days: “Letting go is also the practice of letting in, letting your teacher be alive in you”
Br. Phap Bieu reflects on his experience of participating in a flashmob mediation in the center of Madrid, Spain and practicing in an urban environment.
An update on how our Beloved Teacher is doing as we enjoy preparing for the Lunar New Year.
An inspiring story about Zen Master Nhat Dinh, the founder of Tu Hieu Temple.
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 with many different languages and 73…
A message for our global community for the holiday season.
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The mark of a true Masters is their capacity for love, compassion, kindness and joy. The story of how Thay was ordained and the kindness, care and gentleness of his own teacher.
How Thay’s teacher taught him to light incense when he was a novice and the meaning behind the act.
“Gathas for Daily Life was a warrior’s manual on strategy. As novices, we were handed it when we entered the monastery and instructed to keep it close at hand at all times, even to use it as a pillow at night…”
This is the third in a series of stories Thay has told of his time as a young monk at the Root Temple in Hue, Vietnam, to which he has recently returned to live.
This is the second in a series of memories written by Thay, called Memories from the Root Temple, based on his time with his teacher, Master Thanh Quy at Tu Hieu Temple, Vietnam, to which he has recently returned to live.
This is the first in a series of memories written by Thay, based on his time at Tu Hieu Temple, Vietnam (his root temple), to which he has recently returned to live.
Thay has expressed a clear wish to live out his days at the Root Temple in Hue, Vietnam.
As we celebrate Thay’s 92nd continuation day on 11th October, we would like to take this opportunity to share with you how our beloved Teacher has been doing.
Sr. Chân Đức expresses gratitude for our practice center the European Institute of Applied Buddhism, Germany to celebrate it’s 10 year anniversary. She tell us how Thay and the sangha have turned a place with a dark history into a place of peace and joy.
Christmas is always an opportunity for us to meditate on the topic of home, our true home. Have I got a true home? A true home is a place where you feel comfortable and at ease. You don’t want to go anywhere else anymore. You feel so at home, so at ease. Have you found such a place?
Official Announcement Plum Village August 29, 2017 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas worldwide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, We are very happy to confirm that earlier today, 29th August 2017, at 12h35 local time, our dear Teacher landed safely at Đà Nẵng airport in Vietnam. This is…
In late March 2017, two senior Dharma teachers, Sr. Bi Nghiem from the EIAB, and Sr. Dao Nghiem from Plum Village, travelled to Israel to support two retreats: one three days retreat in Ramallah near Jerusalem, in the North of Palestine, in the Occupied Territory, and another five days retreat at Biet Oren Kibbutz in…
Last month, seven Plum Village monastics supported the launch of the world premiere of “Walk With Me“, the new documentary on Thich Nhat Hanh’s community, at SXSW film festival in Austin, Texas. From 11-15th March, they held a series of mindfulness and meditation sessions for festival-goers, including mindful walking, sunset meditation, and a sitting flashmob. Embed from Getty Images…
Thai Plum Village International Practice Center 17th December, 2016 Official announcement The Thai Plum Village Sangha is delighted that our beloved teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh was strong enough to travel to Thailand a week ago, arriving in the early morning on Saturday, December 10. During his stay in Thailand, Thay will be residing in his thatched hut…
As Plum Village enters the fourth week of our three month Winter Retreat, the days are getting shorter, the air fresher, and the energy of peace, stability, harmony, and togetherness deepening day by day. Elder Dharma Teachers have been offering inspiring talks, exploring the Noble Eightfold Path on the theme “In the Footsteps of Thay.”…
On the morning of Tuesday 15th November, Thich Nhat Hanh joined the fourfold community of Plum Village for a very special opening of our annual 90-day Winter Retreat. After missing two years of Winter Retreat in a row, the sangha is delighted that Thay’s health is now strong enough for him to offer his all-embracing compassionate,…
Interview with Larry Kasanoff, producer and filmmaker about the documentary-making process with Thich Nhat Hanh How did you get into mindfulness? I read one of Thay’s books, loved it, and contacted him to meet because I thought he would be great inspiration for one of the characters in a series of very successful action…
Thay Phap Dung, January 2016 Once again a generation is called to stop, reflect and take action for the collective, for our common home. The 2015 Paris Climate Conference was an opportunity for our human family to pause and look at the reality of the situation, and to discover whether or not we can unite…
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Thanks to kind volunteers in the Philippines and the UK, we now have a beautiful four-part documentary about Thay and Plum Village, available online with English Subtitles. We hope you enjoy the beautiful imagery and powerful message.
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Official Announcement Plum Village, France January 8, 2016 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas world wide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, Since the dawn of the New Year, Thay has very clearly communicated to us a wish to return to his hermitage in Plum Village, France. Thay…
Official Announcement Plum Village, France December 24, 2015 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas worldwide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, Our monastic centers in the United States and Europe are now a month into our traditional annual practice of the three-month Winter Retreat, observing ninety continuous days of…
Thay, Sister Chan Khong and over 40 Plum Village Dharma Teachers from all over the world signed the Buddhist Climate Statement to World Leaders yesterday, October 29th, 2015. This new declaration builds on Thay’s powerful message “Falling in love with the Earth”, submitted to the United Nations last year, and his call to action in his bestselling books on Buddhism and…
Official Announcement Plum Village, France September 8, 2015 To all Plum Village Practice Centers, To all Practice Centers and Sanghas worldwide, To our Dear Beloved Friends, It has been two months now since Thay arrived in America, with the hope of getting more intensive treatment to recover from his stroke. Thanks to the incredible support…