Reconnecting My Family

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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

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  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

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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

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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...

36 Years

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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...

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...

Lessons On Healing After Loss

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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

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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...

The Eight Realizations of the Great Beings

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The Discourse on the Eight Realizations of the Great Beings is an ancient Buddhist text that we recite regularly in Plum Village practice centers all...

Now Featuring: Pictures of Me!

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By Br. Bieu Hien Some shots from a day in Carcassonne with Tai Sinh, Dai Dinh and Nyanayasha. I didn’t take them so there are pictures...

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....