Monastic Sister Sinh Nghiem and her family

Love Reconnection 2

By Monastic Sister Sinh Nghiem As monastics we are allowed periodically to have a home visit. I wanted to have a home visit to see my grandma with my parents because it might be the last time we saw each other for my grandma, who is 88 years old. I […]

Wake Up NYC

Wake Up New York   Recently updated !

As Sangha of the Month for the month of October, we travel to the east coast of the United States and find out how Wake Up New York is flourishing in a busy, cosmopolitan city!

me and joe flugel

The Music We Are   Recently updated !

“It was quite incredible how much love there was in 6 days” Last year’s “The Music We Are” Wake Up retreat at the EIAB started with an idea a few years ago. Nadine, a Wake Up friend from Groningen, the Netherlands, took it on board. She, together with some friends, organised the […]

Enjoying the countryside in Quang Nam

Letting Go And Taking Refuge in the Island of Self 2

  New Year New Me: A story of letting go and taking refuge in the island of self Dear Thay, I am writing this letter to you during the first week of the New Year. I have just read your 2014 New Year’s Eve Dharma talk on “New Year New Me” on […]

Mother Earth

Mother Earth

  by Brother Phap Man Mother Earth Earth Mother. Womb. We have never been apart for all of these ages, and never apart for all these ages to come. The willow tree, the clear pool reflecting blue sky, the water flowing as blood in my veins. This breath — nothing […]

Digital Introduction to Mindfulness

Digital Introduction to Mindfulness

In line with the Miracle of Mindfulness Tour 2015, we have created a digital introduction to Mindfulness It allows you to get in touch with the roots of Mindfulness. It has been made for beginners in the practice as well as for experienced practitioners. Starting with a short introduction to Mindfulness by our […]

How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

How Doing Nothing Can Change the World

By Evan Sutter “Our entire life has been training. The question is: training in what? This question means: training in which direction? If we train ourselves to reach for a snack or pick up the phone to text-message whenever we feel frightened or bored, this is definitely training. The next […]

I am Part of the Miracle

How Are You Part of the #MiracleofMindfulness?

Thich Nhat Hanh teaches us that the way to peace and happiness is through personal transformation, and that mindfulness is the key. From September 1 through October 31, to celebrate the monastics’ USA tour and the 40th anniversary of Thay’s bestselling book “The Miracle of Mindfulness,” we invite you to […]

building 2

Mindfulness Internship Position in New Zealand 2

About the Centre: Dharma Gaia is a Mindfulness Practice Centre, nestled among the Beautiful Coastal hills of the Coromandel Peninsula, on the North Island of New Zealand. Dharma Gaia was established and continues to be inspired by the Teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Tradition. […]


And Be

by Olga Bloemen from the Netherlands And Be Just to fall back on the grass and be just to fall down on my bed and stay to be just a being on this earth my head objects there’s a life to be lived a path to be followed a skill […]

Wake Up Netherlands

Trust in the Sangha

Anneke has been a regular in Wake Up Nijmegen, her hometown in the Netherlands for two years. She got into the practice through a mindfulness course at her university. After attending a non-denominational mindfulness group for two years, she felt she wanted to deepen her practice. This is how she […]

Planting Lemon Tree in Dharma Gaia

Learning to Let Go in Community Life

By Barry Wright For many years an aspiration has been growing among young people to live in or build a lay community in the Plum Village tradition. During the 21-day retreat in Plum Village in 2014, a small group of us decided the time had come to build a small […]

Plum Village in the summer

Getting in Touch with Thay 2

Brother Chan Troi Dai Dong (Great Togetherness), a Vietnamese student, studied in Paris, France. In the summer of 2013, the brother came to Plum Village for the first time and found here a new way of life. On the 2nd of July 2014, he officially became a monk in the […]

Love Your Mother - Earth Day

Love Your Mother

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! 😀

Listen Deeply

Loving Speech and Deep Listening 3

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 […]