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...

Food and Cooking in Plum Village

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Wake Upper Marek from Poland is a passionate cook and currently serves the Sangha in Plum Village as the kitchen coordinator in Son Ha, one of the monks’ residences. In this interview, he shares practices to bring mindfulness into the kitchen and a diet that serves ourselves as well as our planet.

True Self

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I feel very touched to hear everyone’s aspirations. It’s very moving for me. I think at the moment my main aspiration is just to keep...

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...

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...

Lessons Learned from Living with Monastics

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By Leo Widrich Have you ever felt like you needed a big reset of your life? Toward the middle of 2017, I found myself in...

Letter to Thay

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Dear Thây, dear teacher dear Friend, Since I came back from my first retreat at the Plum Village 2 years ago, I want to write...

The Growth of Happy Farm

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Fresh red, yellow, and purple tomatoes, beautiful salad greens, and pumpkins are just some of the delicious vegetables delivered to residents and retreatants at...

A few days in Plum Village

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By Edward Pinkney ‘Mindfulness’ has become a bit of a buzz word in connection with mental health & wellbeing recently. With this in mind I...

Serving Happy Farm and Plum Village

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December 6, 2018 in New Hamlet Q: Why did you stay for three years in Plum Village? Did you know in the beginning you’d stay that...

Summer Retreat 2008

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These pictures were taken during our Summer Retreat of the year 2008. Most of these pictures are from our young adults program and general pictures...

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...

I gently decide to STOP

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Dear Thay, Dear Sangha, It’s almost three weeks since I came back from Plum Village after spending 5 weeks and a half, from the Young...

Burnout to Dharma Bum

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Insights from a year living in Plum Village By Doran from Wake Up Brighton It’s 4 a.m. I can feel my heart beating and my whole...

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...