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Practicing in a Monastic Community

Sister Giác Hòa (Awakened Harmony) from New Hamlet, Plum Village, shares about committing to the Five-Year Monastic Program and...

750 Kilometres of Nothing to Do and Nowhere to Go

By Brother Dao Hanh Our journey started many months before we made our first...

Life as Monastic Aspirants in Plum Village

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

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

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

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...

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Wake Up Japan Day of Mindfulness with the Monastics

On Saturday, 9 May 2015, monastics from different Plum Village practice centres and about 100 young people participated in a meditation flash mob on Harajuku...

36 Years

By Sister Hai An (Sister Ocean) 36 years 36 years was all you got 36 years to learn, to laugh, to work and to love 36 years was all...

Vivir Despiertos 2014: A Mindfulness Tour in Latin America

Enjoy following the tour of seven monastic brothers and sisters introducing Plum Village practices for the first time to thousands of people in...