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 how her practice as a nun supports...

Engaging with Environmentalism

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Q: How did you know that the monastic path is for you? Sister Luc Nghiem (LN): I heard about Plum Village in a newspaper...

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 steps on the legendary Appalachian Trail. The preparation consisted of route...

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...

Transformation of My Singing Voice as Monastic

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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...

How to Ordain as a Monastic in the Plum Village Tradition

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Question from a lay friend: I've been drawn to a monastic life for several years, and I’ve quit my job. How can I become...

Taking Refuge in the Sangha

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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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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...