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Engaging with Environmentalism

Q: How did you know that the monastic path is for you?

Serving Happy Farm and Plum Village

December 6, 2018 in New Hamlet The Happy Farm from Lower Hamlet, New Hamlet, and Upper Hamlet in...

Making the “Happy Farmers” Movie

A Director’s Confession During the summer of 2016, I came to Plum Village Happy Farm during the Wake Up retreat for the third time, and...

Lower Hamlet Happy Farm

The Lower Hamlet Happy Farm brings ecological farming and the Plum Village mindfulness practice together. A team of five long-term friends works on this...

Happy Farmers Change The World

By Mick McEvoy “Happy Farmers will change the world.” So reads Thay’s calligraphy. Farming employs over 1.3 billion people throughout the world or close to 40...

From Crisis to Transformation

In the spring of 2015, I received a sign of magic. I came across Thich Nhat Hanh’s writings and while listening to one of...

Spending a Year in Plum Village

Christine from Wake Up Chicago chats with Nigel Armstrong, a concert violinist, about the year he spent as a Happy Farmer in Upper Hamlet...

Inspiration, Appreciation and Nourishment

by Michiel de Koning A "Bedtime" Story Plum Village, March 2015 – Waking up at two o'clock at night. Why is my alarm beeping? Putting on...

The Growth of Happy Farm

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

Happy Farm in Lower Hamlet

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

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...

Permaculture in the Heart

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

Happy Farm

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...