Why I Chose the Monastic Path

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By Brother Chan Phap Nguyen During last spring’s Francophone retreat, Thay gave Dharma talks on the theme of "recognizing the conditions of happiness in and...

Wake Up EIAB June 2011

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Having fun at our recent retreat at the EIAB in Germany :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXtJouHFSOs

Crazy Video Blog Part 4

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It's weird, it's wonderful, it's the crazy video blog - stranger than ever. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QIVvm7T1brI

Celebrating Spring at the Maison de l’Harmonie

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  The sun is shining warm on my face this morning as I look out towards the Dordogne valley. As I reflect on our weekend...

Six Mantras Remix

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Enjoy listening to the Six Mantras Remix from the Children's Program Skit during this past summer retreat at the Blue Cliff Monastery! The original version...

1 year as a monk

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July 4, 2012 – Independence Day, the day I became a monk – is now one year ago. What is a monk? Why become...

Vivir Despiertos 2014: A Mindfulness Tour in Latin America

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Enjoy following the tour of seven monastic brothers and sisters introducing Plum Village practices for the first time to thousands of people in...

Meditating with incarcerated young people, in the Bronx, New York

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NBC News did this little news report on our very moving visit to a detention center in New York earlier this month, as part...

The Healing Power of Music

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Thay Phap Tri shares about the healing power of music. Sorry about the wind noise, it gets better towards the end. Don't worry if...

Waking Up in a True Garden of Sanghahood

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The 1,000 words this pictures says when Brother Protection is listening On October 15, 2013, at 6-7am, at Deer Park Monastery, Escondido, CA, 45 practitioners received...

Thay Announces the Birth of the ASIAN INSTITUTE OF APPLIED BUDDHISM

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Opportunities for Hong Kong and Southeast Asian Young People ----Chân Pháp Nguyen--- The Cathay Pacific plane from Taipei to Hong Kong was in a gentle descent....

Brothers: A reflection on three months in Plum Village

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Many people venture to Plum Village each and every year, the reasons are many and each brings with them their own unique story. Many...

A Love Letter to The Bat Nha Monastics

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Wake Up skype cosmos, 25th of September 2010 Dear Brothers and Sisters of Bat Nha, We - the Wake Up Youth Sangha - are sitting together...

Wake Up Dreams

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By Brother Phap Linh Every year I am asked to write something for the magazine Lá Thư Làng Mai, and every year I feel confused....

Love Your Mother

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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...