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Ordination Gift to My Sister

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On September 9th, 2018, my sister was ordained at Deer Park Monastery along with nine other new monastics. It was an unusual experience to...

Practicing With My Family

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Q: Your blood family is in France and lives close by. Do you find ways to share the practice with them? Sister Giác Hòa: My...

My Monastic Aspiration as a Child

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By Br. Chon Tang I'm from Alberta, Canada, and I’m 19 years old. My father is from Northwest Vietnam, and my mother is from Central...

Practicing in a Monastic Community

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Sister Giác Hòa (Awakened Harmony) from New Hamlet, Plum Village, shares about committing to the Five-Year Monastic Program and how her practice as a nun supports...

750 Kilometres of Nothing to Do and Nowhere to Go

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By Brother Dao Hanh Our journey started many months before we made our first steps on the legendary Appalachian Trail. The preparation consisted of route...

Life as Monastic Aspirants in Plum Village

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Click here to read Part I of this interview Interview Part 2: New Hamlet, 11th November 2018 Q: How was your experience as a monastic aspirant? Thien...

Deciding to Become a Monastic in Plum Village

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Interview Part 1: New Hamlet, 11th November 2018 Q: What was your decision-making process to ordain as a monastic? Thien Chi: I came to Plum Village...

Transformation of My Singing Voice as Monastic

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Q: Today’s the 4th of September 2018, and I’m sitting with Sister Chanh Niem in Lower. Thank you for being here. What was life like...

How to Ordain as a Monastic in the Plum Village Tradition

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Question from a lay friend: I've been drawn to a monastic life for several years, and I’ve quit my job. How can I become...

How the Viet Wake Up Retreat Helped to Reconnect With My...

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By Thien Kim Truong During a trip to visit to one of Thay's monasteries, Magnolia Grove Monastery in Mississippi, I became really good friends with...

Organizing a Retreat with Monastics

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Interview with Elli Weisbaum Q: Can you share a bit about the recent Wake Up retreat at Blue Cliff and your experience as a member...

Discovering Plum Village and Becoming a Monk

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Interviewed in June 2016 in Plum Village EP: Ethan Pollock (interviewer) DT: Brother Dao Tue (monastic) EP: It’s a beautiful summer day. Brother Dao Tue and I...

Love Between Us – Thich Nhat Hanh’s Sharing

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Maison de l'Inspir interviewed Monastic Brother Phap Linh after he received the lamp transmission as a Dharma Teacher during the Great Ordination Ceremony last month...

Diary from a Monastic Sister

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Meditation Hall of Inspiration 12 September 2015 Dear Thay, It is still dark outside; we have just finished the meditation. Here, we have started the Fall Retreat...

Love Your Mother

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To celebrate this year's Earth Day, Monastic Sister Hai An put together a slideshow called Love Your Mother. The song was recorded with practitioners from Blue Cliff...