Thich Nhat Hanh

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“You can walk mindfully on the busiest street. Sometimes, though, it’s helpful to practice in a park or some other beautiful, quiet place." Thich Nhat Hanh in 'How to Walk' (Parallax Press 2015)
This Sunday, the International Plum Village Community will commemorate Vesak to honor the Buddha's life and enlightenment. The holiday invites us to reflect on the Buddha’s teachings and consider how we might renew and cultivate Buddha nature within us.
Today marks 100 days since Thich Nhat Hanh's passing, a day that is observed in Buddhist traditions. We'd like to take this moment to offer you a selection of sharings to remember, celebrate and continue Thay.…
Thich Nhat Hanh said: “We are the continuation of all our ancestors. Thanks to impermanence, we have a chance to transform our inheritance in a beautiful direction.” This weekend we mark 100 days since Thay's passing. For details, visit
The earth is us, Thich Nhat Hanh teaches in this 2011 interview with Jo Confino at Plum Village Monastery in France. By taking care of our strong emotions, we help heal ourselves and Mother Earth. Our Earth Day edition of The Raft Newsletter:
Episcopal Bishop Marc Andrus, author of “Brothers in the Beloved Community,” explores Thay's vow to maintain Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision for a beloved community, in this discussion hosted by the Washington National Cathedral. The full video is here:
Sisters Giac Nghiem and Luc Nghiem of Plum Village will join a delegation of religious leaders visiting refugee camps in Chernivtsi, Ukraine, Tuesday, April 12. Watch a livestream Tuesday, at 5 p.m. Ukraine Time, 4 p.m. Paris Time, and 10 a.m. U.S. EST at
Watch the film "A Cloud Never Dies" (on YouTube) and then join us online for a session of questions and answers from Deer Park on Sunday at 3pm PDT.… #thichnhathanh #deerparkmonastery #online
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In coordination with today's release of A Cloud Never Dies, a film about Thich Nhat Hanh's lifelong commitment to non-violence, his community has issued a letter calling for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine:
Watch the remarkable film, A Cloud Never Dies, for an in-depth look at the life and teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, streaming now on the Plum Village YouTube page:
In 24 hours we'll release a film about the life, teachings, and peace-building of Thich Nhat Hanh, whose lessons and example--forged in the Vietnam War--can inspire, unite, and guide us today as we face violence, political turmoil, and climate catastrophe.
On the latest @10percent podcast, Brother Phap Dung discusses being a student of Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay), Thay's exile from Vietnam for opposing the war, the Buddhist notion of wrong view, and how to suffer "well." @dpmonastery
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How can engaged Buddhists respond to war and violence? “A Cloud Never Dies,” a new biopic of Thich Nhat Hanh’s remarkable life, streaming on YouTube this Saturday April 2, 2022. #peace #buddhism #Ukraine
“Though we die to this body when we take our last breath, we don’t die to our greater “body” of influence, extending through all those we have touched directly & indirectly, rippling out & out into who knows what farthest reaches of time & space”—Forbes…
Live from Plum Village France this afternoon: Ashes Ceremony for Thich Nhat Hanh
The ceremonies to spread Thay's ashes at Plum Village, France have now moved to Sat 12 March. The first ceremony will start at 15:00 CET and the second at approx 16:30 CET. They will be broadcast live via YouTube. More information:…
Join Plum Village from March 10-13 as we generate a collective energy of peace and compassion, ahead of the ceremony of the scattering of Thay’s ashes. Register for a program of live talks, meditations, relaxations, and Dharma sharing. More info at:
Monastic disciples of Thich Nhat Hanh returned to Plum Village Monastery, France from Tu Hieu Temple in Vietnam on Saturday with a portion of Thay’s cremated remains. You can watch a short video of the ceremony to receive Thay's ashes here:…
Free online event: A Day in Peace - Sunday 6th March. Aware of the suffering in Ukraine, we will have a live Dharma talk by Sister Eleni at 9.30 Paris time followed by an open Dharma sharing session via Zoom at 15.30. Please go to for the links. 🕊️✨Z
“If we want peace, we have to be peace. Peace is a practice not a hope.” - Thich Nhat Hanh Join us online as we come together to generate the collective energy of peace in Thay’s memory as we commemorate 49 days since his passing.…
Thich Nhat Hanh, on cultivating world peace through true communication and siblinghood: #peace #Ukraine
"Why not step in the direction of life, which is in the present moment? If we practice walking meditation for even a few days, we will undergo a deep transformation and learn how to enjoy peace in each moment." Thich Nhat Hanh in “How to Walk” (Parallax Press 2015)
Join the nuns and monks of Deer Park Monastery online or in-person this March for the retreat: “Falling in Love with Mother Earth” It runs from March 9-13, in English with Vietnamese and Spanish translation. Most suitable for American time zones.…
"You don't need to make any effort..." Please enjoy Thich Nhat Hanh explaining mindful breathing. (Watch more:
In this special and intimate edition of the podcast “The Way Out Is In,” Brother Phap Huu recounts how he experienced the news of Thay’s passing and the days since. Interspersed with his account of these days, he shares memories of his beloved teacher.…
The formal Ashes Ceremony to bring back Thay's ashes from the Cremation Park to Từ Hiếu Temple took place early this morning on Sunday, January 30th, and will be broadcast with English commentary at: 21:00 GMT 16:00 ET 13:00 PT… #ThichNhatHanh
Powerful images from Thich Nhat Hanh's funeral ceremony, procession and cremation on Saturday 29th January, 2022. #thichnhathanh
A photo journey along Thich Nhat Hanh's final funeral ceremony, procession and cremation on 29th Jan, 2022. We feel grateful to bear solemn witness to such a powerful and elemental open-air cremation, just like in the time of the Buddha.… #ThichNhatHanh
“If you really want to care for Thay’s continuation body, the surest place to look for Thay is in your way of breathing." Please enjoy this 9-minute video from a Dharma talk by Thay in 2014.
Livestream of Thay’s cremation closing ceremony is live now here: #thichnhathanh #funeral
Dear friends, please enjoy this slideshow of Thay's life journey:
The schedule for the funeral and cremation of Thich Nhat Hanh, live from Huế, Vietnam. See thread for different time zones. A funeral procession with chanting, drums, bells, and parasols as Thay’s casket makes the final journey to the cremation grounds. #ThichNhatHanh
Our community is honored by the powerful tribute offered by US Embassy Representative Thomas Lyons today, on behalf of the USA. "As I reflect on the totality of Master Thich’s life and influence, another title I believe describes Thay is 'prophet.'"
A Dharma talk about "Continuing Thay's Aspiration" by Brother Phap Dung, a senior Plum Village Dharma Teacher, will begin at 11am PT/ 2pm ET/ 8pm CET. The talk will be streamed live from Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, California.
"He's a prophet" - Extraordinary remarks from the official representative of the people of the United States, paying tribute to #thichnhathanh just now in Huế, Vietnam as part of a live ceremony:…
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Thay's Funeral Procession and Cremation Ceremony live online in a few hours' time: 18:00 – Fri 28 (US ET / New York, USA) 00:00 – Sat 29 (CET / Paris, France) 06:00 – Sat 29 (GMT+7 / Vietnam) Translation from Vietnamese to English will provided on Youtube:
"Remembering Thay" starts in 1 hour. This session will be live streamed from Plum Village, France. The monastic and lay sangha will gather together to share their gratitude to Thay through music, poetry, and sharing in an intimate setting.
In memory of our beloved teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, we are releasing our best recording of the Namo’valokiteshvaraya chant of compassion, which was recorded in the Still Water Meditation Hall, Upper Hamlet, Plum Village, France, in autumn 2020.
Day 7 of Thich Nhat Hanh's Memorial Week: We will have three upcoming live-streamed sessions from Tu Hieu Temple in Hue, Vietnam and Plum Village, France in the lead up to the final cremation ceremony. Please check the page for all the times and links:
"He saved my life.” Thich Nhat Hanh continues to receive an outpouring of love and appreciation for his life and teachings as his community prepares for his cremation this weekend in Vietnam. You can read a selection of tributes in this press release:…
join a misty walk to the Great Bell Tower and Thay's hut in Plum Village, France this morning #ThichNhatHanh
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Dear friends, if your organization was planning to share a formal condolence letter, please email [email protected] We will then share these condolences at For individual sharings and condolences, please post to:…
On day 6 of Thay's Memorial Week (Thursday, 27th January) there will be a Day of Mindfulness at Plum Village, France, and a novice ordination ceremony at Deer Park, CA: There will also be more events from around the world:…
Yesterday the monastic sangha at Plum Village in France warmly welcomed five new members. More photos can be found here:…
"Meditation on death helps you to see that there is no birth and death, there is only transformation. Nothing can be lost." From the video: "How To Cope with the Loss of a Loved One?"
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