Thay’s Eyes

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

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

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

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

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 [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnCOr17E048&w=560&h=315]

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...