Break the Shell


During the Be-In on the last Lay Day of the winter retreat in Plum Village, Cheï from Amsterdam sang a beautiful rendition of India Arie’s Break the Shell. 

She was one of the 80 long-term lay friends who practiced with the monastic community from November 2014 to February 2015.


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  1. Supermooi!
    Heel kwetsbaar en klein. Ontroerend.
    Dank je wel, Cheï!

    Wie weet treffen we elkaar eens in Plum Village. Ik zou dan graag een keer samen met je zingen!

    Noortje (Amsterdam)

  2. Beautiful and so incredibly brave, Cheï! I was just leaving the be-in, when you started to sing; from the distance I saw you rising and heard your voice and it touched me a lot!
    Keep singing and breaking the shell – you water the flowers of joy and courage in us and yourself!



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