Reflections on a Day of Mindfulness

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

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

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

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

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...
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Enjoying the Spring Breeze

Enjoy watching some happy moments of the Wake Up Retreat (8-11 January 2015) at the AIAB in Hong Kong

What is Actually This Thing Called Meditation?

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!

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

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

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...
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New Year’s Eve in Plum Village

How does it feel to spend a morning in Upper Hamlet, Plum Village with the monastic and lay community on the last day of...

Dances with Monks

By Logan Mitchell I recently spent a four-day retreat at Blue Cliff Monastery. I have practiced the Plum Village tradition of Buddhism for two years...

Feeling Joy in Plum Village

During the week of the Ordination Ceremony that took place in the last week of May 2014, Marianna, a practitioner from Wake Up Rome,...

Blooming Like a Flower

"I’m blooming like a flower. I’ve never felt so happy and at peace. I’m truly grateful for the blessing from everyone in my practice....

Member of the Order of the Interbeing

An Interview with Stuart Watson What inspired you to become a member of the Order of Interbeing? After I'd been here two years, I was looking...