New Year’s Eve in Plum Village

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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...

Sitting With Thay

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By Brandon Rennels - True Garden of Faith The poem below was written about a lunch experience at Plum Village during the winter retreat of 2012/2013 - Bell Line forms, patiently waiting Shuffling...

Permaculture in the Heart

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Wake Up Permaculture retreat in Plum Village "We give thanks to the earth, for the food she brings" – twenty young voices sing as they...

The Benefits of a Sangha

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During the Wake Up Ireland retreat in Plum Village on 18-25 April 2014, we got the chance to interview another Wake Up friend, Mick...

Mindful Soccer

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By Gijs Van den Broeck And that is why learning in a classroom is just one small part of our practice. We learn working together. We...

Waking Up at the EIAB

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by Friso Woudstra 16-18 May 2014 Every year the Wake Up Nijmegen Sangha has a weekend retreat at the Thich Nhat Hanh monestary in Waldbröl, Germany....

The Importance of a Supportive, Loving Community

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My name is Stuart Watson. I come from Edinburgh in Scotland and I’ve been living in Upper Hamlet in Plum Village for over 6...

Joyful Moment, Open Heart

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From the 18th to 25th April 2014, Upper Hamlet hosted the Wake Up Ireland retreat for the first time. About 35 Irish young men and...

Discovering Yourself

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By Gijs Van den Broeck Reflections on a Long Term Retreat in Plum Village   Everything Flows Heraclitus Knowing yourself is Enlightenment Lao Tzu When I was still a student, not...

Happy Farm

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An Interview with Stuart Watson How did you get involved in the Happy Farm? I had been growing organic vegetables in Upper Hamlet for a few...

The Beauty of Plum Village Community

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My name is Fabiano Gentile. I come from Arezzo, a small town in Tuscany, Italy. I’m 29 years old. Now I’m in Plum Village...