Mindfullness Practice Centre
Plum Village, a monastery for monks and nuns and a Buddhist practice center for lay people, was founded in 1982 by the Vietnamese Zen-Master Thích Nhất Hạnh (Thầy). Every year, Plum Village welcomes thousands of friends from all around the world. Due to its rapid expansion in recent years, the community is now comprised of four hamlets: Upper Hamlet, Son Ha Temple, Lower Hamlet, and New Hamlet. Plum Village also has practice centers located in The United States (Deerpark, Bluecliff, Magnolia), Maison de l’inspir Paris, EIAB Germany, Plum Village Thailand, Plum Village Hong Kong, and Entering Stream Australia. Practice at Plum Village helps people weave mindfulness into all daily activities, not focusing just on sitting meditation in the meditation hall. This enables them to meditate throughout the day, while eating, walking, working, and enjoying a cup of tea together.
Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a global spiritual leader, poet and peace activist, revered throughout the world for his powerful teachings and bestselling writings on mindfulness and peace. His key teaching is that, through mindfulness, we can learn to live happily in the present moment—the only way to truly develop peace, both in one’s self and in the world.
Thich Nhat Hanh has published over 100 titles on meditation, mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism, as well as poems, children’s stories, and commentaries on ancient Buddhist texts. He has sold over three million books in America alone, some of the best-known include Being Peace, Peace Is Every Step, The Miracle of Mindfulness, The Art of Power, True Love and Anger.