“Before” Album Music

By Joe Holtaway I've been in love with songwriting for as long as I remember. Some chords, a melody and some words; a sharing from...

Being Myself in a Challenging Learning Environment

By Jadzia Tedeschi Saturday, October 21, 2017 Today, we had an extraordinary half-day of classes. You know, to supplement our learning. 8:00 History: “Good morning! Let’s begin...

A Plum Village Meditation Centre in Sydney

By Jay Larbalestier Recently, I had the privilege to spend some time at the new Plum Village affiliated meditation centre in Canoelands, New South Wales. The...

Working Meditation

By Brandon Rennels The first time I stepped into a monastery was the fall of 2011 at Deer Park in California. I arrived on a...
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Plum Village “L-O-V-E” Music Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP3Th-5ALSs A music video called "L-O-VE" we shot with monastics and Wake Uppers all over the world right after last summer's Wake Up Earth retreat...

Becoming a Better Health-Care Provider

By Marilyn Tran I remember being a fourth-year intern as a naturopathic medical student and seeing my own patients for the first time. No doubt,...

European Wake Up Ambassadors Week

We’re planting seeds of new communities It’s time to wake up! It’s time to wake up together! The European Wake Up Ambassadors had a retreat in...

Rivers

Rivers is a collection of songs in English, Vietnamese, and French from the monastic community in Plum Village straight from the heart, including "Alone Again",...

What Does It Truly Mean to Serve?

During the five weeks I spent volunteering in Athens in October and November last year, the question “What does it truly mean to serve?”...

Mindful Community Living in Athens

With a calming breath and closed eyes, my mind travels back to Athens, Greece, and my first reaction is to smile. A smile born...

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...

The Light That Returns

Some time ago, I watched a silly superhero movie that had some surprising wisdom. Darkness, the truest darkness, is not the absence of light. It...

Walking Home

Walking gently My feet are cold But I keep my ancestors warm In the living room of my heart Come sit around the fireplace We will make room. Sorrow, please...

Plum Village, A Mindfulness Village

by Ilse from Amsterdam, the Netherlands Last Christmas, I experienced a special week in Plum Village, near Bordeaux, in the south of France. I learned...

A Spiritual Practice We Unwittingly do

My spiritual path is this human life. My practice is waking up with a heavy heart and still getting up. Letting myself be washed over by...