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Beginning Anew to Love

by Monastic Sister Sinh Nghiem Dear Wake Uppers, For over 30 years, I have gone around in circles, trying to find true love and happiness without...

Wake Up Retreat: Deep Insight, Deep Ecology

During this retreat, we will come together to enjoy the conditions for happiness which are available in the present moment and learn how to take care of our inner and outer environment. Through mindful breathing, walking, eating, smiling, playing, and cultivating brotherhood and sisterhood, we will discover ways to establish an intimate conversation with Mother Earth and apply the insight of Interbeing into our own daily lives.

Standing on the Brink: Which Direction Do We Choose?

by Monastic Brother Dai Luong The following sharing is a follow up to Brother Dai Luong’s Wake Up to Humanity’s Greatest Challenge. “Unless the monk knows...

Waking Up to Humanity’s Greatest Challenge

by Monastic Brother Dai Luong From an early age I was, as so many of us are, captured by the question of how to make...

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...

Healing at the Wake Up Earth Retreat

I traveled to Plum Village as I wanted to spend the week having some time for reflection and to allow for some self-understanding and...

Wake Up Earth International Retreat

From 5th to 12th August, Plum Village will be hosting another wonderful International Wake Up Retreat. How can we balance our deep wish to engage in actions to help the world with our own personal spiritual journey in the contexts of the current climate crisis and wars? How can we find meaning and purpose in our life? How can we find an alternative, healthier, sane, and compassionate lifestyle?

The Sangha Boat

An Interview with Brother Chan Phap Ho Brother Chan Phap Ho was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. At the age of twenty-nine, he left...

Thich Nhat Hanh’s Message to the Next Generation

Q: Based on your life experience, what is the core message you would like to share with the next generation? Thay's Answer: My generation has...

Webinar Recording: Earth Holder Sangha

On Sunday, May 15 2016, Brother Phap Dung from Plum Village discussed with Brother Phap Ho, the abbott of Deer Park Monastery, and Heather about the...

Insights I Gained From Traveling In Cambodia

by Monastic Sister Sinh Nghiem Before I ordained, I loved to travel, as many young people like to do nowadays after they finish high school...

Celebrating Infinite Gifts of Earth

Maison de l’Inspir interviewed Monastic Sister Hai Nghiem (Sister Harmony) after she received the lamp transmission during the Great Ordination Ceremony last month in Plum...

Mother Earth

  by Brother Phap Man Mother Earth Earth Mother. Womb. We have never been apart for all of these ages, and never apart for all these ages to come. The willow...

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...