A message from Sister Chan Khong

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Dear Friend, I hope this message finds you healthy and peaceful in these times filled with challenges and turmoil....

Ordination Gift to My Sister

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On September 9th, 2018, my sister was ordained at Deer Park Monastery along with nine other new...
Monastic Sister Giac Hoa

Practicing With My Family

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Q: Your blood family is in France and lives close by. Do you find ways to share...

The Bodhisattva Ready to Laugh, Ready to Cry

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By Sister True Dedication (Sister Hien Nghiem) There is also the Bodhisattva who is...

My Monastic Aspiration as a Child

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By Br. Chon Tang I'm from Alberta, Canada, and I’m 19 years old. My...

Be Our Own Soulmate

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Written by Brother Pháp Nguyện (Br. Aspiration) Translated by: Chúc Mai This year, An Bang retreat was held...

Creating Space for Myself

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Q: We are halfway through the business retreat you are helping to organize. How easy is it...

Practicing in a Monastic Community

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Sister Giác Hòa (Awakened Harmony) from New Hamlet, Plum Village, shares about committing to the Five-Year Monastic Program and...

Engaging with Environmentalism

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Q: How did you know that the monastic path is for you?

750 Kilometres of Nothing to Do and Nowhere to Go

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By Brother Dao Hanh Our journey started many months before we made our first...

At the Foot of the Mountain

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By Brother Dao Bi At the foot of the mountain, there is a stream. Take the water from the stream and wash yourself, and you will be cured. I...

Life as Monastic Aspirants in Plum Village

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Click here to read Part I of this interview Interview Part 2: New Hamlet, 11th November 2018 Q: How was your experience as a monastic aspirant? Thien...

Monastic Practice at Plum Village

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October 25, 2018 Q: How was your life before you came to PV? Sister Phu Nghiem: I have a sister and an aunt who have been...

Deciding to Become a Monastic in Plum Village

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Interview Part 1: New Hamlet, 11th November 2018 Q: What was your decision-making process to ordain as a monastic? Thien Chi: I came to Plum Village...

Healing the Ancestral Heart

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Interview with Sister Mai Nghiem 15th October 2018 at the Library in Lower Hamlet, Plum Village Q: You are a relatively young sister in physical age...