An Adventure of Hope

A Wake Up Tour in Latin America By Sister Hai Nghiem (Sister Harmony) Dear Thay, dear friends! I am very happy to have the opportunity to share...

The Ordination of the Redwood Family

The Ordination of the Redwood Family Great news has arrived! The Sangha garden has added 19 new members – 19 green trees of the Redwood...

Diary from a Monastic Sister

Meditation Hall of Inspiration 12 September 2015 Dear Thay, It is still dark outside; we have just finished the meditation. Here, we have started the Fall Retreat...

Reconnecting My Family

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...

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...

Getting in Touch with Thay

Brother Chan Troi Dai Dong (Great Togetherness), a Vietnamese student, studied in Paris, France. In the summer of 2013, the brother came to Plum...

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...

36 Years

By Sister Hai An (Sister Ocean) 36 years 36 years was all you got 36 years to learn, to laugh, to work and to love 36 years was all...

The Healing Song

Dear friends! This song "emerged" at the beginning of the 3-month-winter retreat in Plum Village and contains what I deeply learned from Thay. May it support...

A Wonderful Morning

By Brother Ngo Khong This morning was a wonderful morning. My roommates and I woke up at 5am for the morning meditation. I boiled some...

Vivir Despiertos 2014: A Mindfulness Tour in Latin America

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

Six Mantras Remix

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...

Why I Chose the Monastic Path

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...

Lessons On Healing After Loss

When she left her career as a medical doctor, Sister Dang Nghiem, MD, a Zen Buddhist nun and disciple of Thich Nhat Hanh, learned...

Welcome to France

By Brother Bieu Hien This is another one of those wayback posts, from just after the end of the Winter. Three monks from our US center...