Happy Farm in Lower Hamlet

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The Happy Farm Lower Hamlet is a small organic vegetable farm located on one of the monastic sisters' ground in Plum Village. It brings...

Thay’s Eyes

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I would like to share with you about my moment with Thay during the 21-Day Retreat in Plum Village, France, and my reflection about...

Sailing to the Other Shore

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Memories of a Winter Retreat I chose the shape of a mandala with three circles to give you a structure of my story. The frame...

I Have Arrived, I Am Home

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Weikei, one of the facilitators from Wake Up Los Angeles, shares about his arrival at Deer Park Monastery for the Wake Up retreat. Deer Park’s...

One Year at Blue Cliff Monastery

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By Nhu-Mai Nguyen The following is a letter that I submitted to the monastic sisters as part of my self Shining Light, which is a...

Reflections on a Day of Mindfulness

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by Jonathan Borella After finally parking the car several blocks away, I make my way towards the park. The streets were crowded and busy with...

Celebrating New Year in Plum Village

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Starting the Year Mindfully by Leni Cellini 26 December 2015 For the third year in a row, I am celebrating New Year's Eve in Plum Village, a Buddhist...

My One Year Residency at Blue Cliff Monastery

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How one year at Blue Cliff Monastery opened Thien Kim's heart ten-fold I could not possibly put one-year of experience living at Blue Cliff Monastery...

Deeper Connection with Myself

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Phil, who joined the Plum Village Happy Farm last year, reflects on the 2013-2014 Winter Retreat in Plum Village. Letting Go of Expectations Relieve Suffering In the...

My Loved Day

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A Sharing from the Wake Up UK and Ireland Retreat in Plum Village On April 17-24, 2015, around 60 members of Wake Up Sanghas in the...

Enjoying the Spring Breeze

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Enjoy watching some happy moments of the Wake Up Retreat (8-11 January 2015) at the AIAB in Hong Kong [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnCOr17E048&w=560&h=315]

What is Actually This Thing Called Meditation?

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By Maarten Hunink And what does it have to do with tomato soup? That’s what I was wondering after staying in Plum Village for two weeks, and with...

I Have Seen Your Continuation, Thay!

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Dear Thay, I’m writing this letter for you from Central Vietnam. I just returned to my hometown several days ago after six weeks of enjoying,...

Interview With 15-Year-Old Lay Friend From Plum Village

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My name is Colia and I am 15 years old. I come from Angers in the northwest of France. When was the first time you...

Wake Up Asia: Tears of Joy

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By TS Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng Men normally don’t cry. But I did cry before the end of the Wake Up Asia 2014 retreat. And I...