Creating Space for Myself

Sister Nang Nghiem and a young friend Q: We are halfway through the business retreat you are helping...

Practicing in a Monastic Community

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

Engaging with Environmentalism

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

750 Kilometres of Nothing to Do and Nowhere to Go

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

At the Foot of the Mountain

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

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

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

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...

Transformation of My Singing Voice as Monastic

Q: Today’s the 4th of September 2018, and I’m sitting with Sister Chanh Niem in Lower. Thank you for being here. What was life like...

Taking Refuge in the Sangha

By Monastic Sister Trang Uu Bat Having recently had the good fortune to tour Australia helping to support retreats with our Sangha, I appreciated how easy...

Woulda Shoulda Coulda

A lot of suffering By Brother Pham Hanh As I was sitting in front of my tent and the sun was slowly rising, I looked at...

Let’s Play. Let’s Go with Enjoyment!

By Brother Warman As a young people, I like to play. I lost my playfulness, but now I’ve regained my joy and playfulness. The suffering...

Romantic Love

Question from a friend: I've always heard Buddhist people talking about love and the love of giving. But is this the same as romantic love? And...

Present Moment, Delicious Moment!

New Hamlet, 26th June, 2017 Dear Respected Thầy Every time we think of you, feelings of immense gratitude well up. Thank you Thầy for teaching us...

The Five Mindful Friends

In the spring of 2006, I made a phone call that would change my life. I had been reading Thây for a few years...