Love Your Mother   Recently updated !

To celebrate this year’s Earth Day, Monastic Sister Hai An put together a slideshow called Love Your Mother. The song was recorded with practitioners from Blue Cliff Monastery and Tomas Rodriguez from Brooklyn on guitars. Enjoy! 😀

Love Your Mother - Earth Day

Listen Deeply

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By Jonathan Borella The Fourth Mindfulness Training: Loving Speech and Deep Listening Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful speech and the inability to listen to others, I am committed to cultivating loving speech and compassionate listening in order to relieve suffering and to promote reconciliation and peace in myself and among other people, ethnic […]


Deeper Connection with Myself

Phil, who joined the Plum Village Happy Farm last year, reflects on the 2013-2014 Winter Retreat in Plum Village. Letting Go of Expectations Relieve Suffering In the words of Rumi, ‘Beyond our ideas of right-doing and wrong-doing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.’ Such a field is often discovered in Plum Village, and it […]

Plum Village Winter Retreat

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Wake Up Bangkok

  This month, we travel to Asia and learn more about Wake Up Bangkok as our Sangha of the Month. Find out how they spend time together, have fun, as well as how they get involved in the Plum Village community and engaged buddhism outside the Sangha. Happy reading


How the Retreat Nourished Me   Recently updated !

A Wake Up practitioner shares her experiences of attending the Wake Up retreat in Mountain Lamp Community in September 2014. Eating meditation When I sit down with food, my thoughts are full of anxious thoughts, or judgments, or comparisons. “Why did you get that much? Don’t eat that. You’re eating more than her. You are […]

Wake Up Retreat at Mountain Lamp

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Listening Deeply to Build Community

Wake Up has this energy of effortlessness, aimlessness, just the joy of being together. The joy of sitting and the joy of sharing life. I have a lot of trust in the Sangha. Because everyone is so different, they bring so much to the reunion of the togetherness. Our unity is much stronger than individual […]


Spiritual Mentorship Project

Come join us on a journey to co-create and develop a Spiritual Mentorship program. We are seeking to rekindle the sacred role of mentorship and menteeship in order to invite a dialogue around: 1)  Sustaining spiritual practice, so that we see more clearly how our spiritual practice supports our daily living practice. 2)  How spiritual practice […]


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My Loved Day

A Sharing from the Wake Up UK and Ireland Retreat in Plum Village On April 17-24, 2015, around 60 members of Wake Up Sanghas in the UK and Ireland came to deepen their mindfulness practice and nourish their brotherhood and sisterhood in Plum Village monastery and practice centre, south west France. We had a special program […]


Happiness is Here and Now 1

By Thomas from Wake Up Berlin Enjoy a slideshow with photos of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village, accompanied by the song Happiness is Here and Now.


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Generosity   Recently updated !

By Jonathan Borella Aware of the suffering caused by exploitation, social injustice, stealing, and oppression, I am committed to practicing generosity in my thinking, speaking, and acting. I am determined not to steal and not to possess anything that should belong to others; and I will share my time, energy, and material resources with those […]