Where's Thay? a holiday message from Plum village


Dear Beloved Community,

Our dear Teacher has been at Từ Hiếu Root Temple now for two months, with many of our elders, including Sister Chan Khong, Brother Phap An and a team of monastic attendants. Thay is doing well, his eyes as bright and lucid as ever. Even in the heavy rains, Thay visits the tomb of his teacher everyday, sometimes three times in the day. He has been coming out to enjoy the grounds of the Root Temple, visiting the Half Moon Pond, along all the paths past the bamboo groves, and the well where he would wash his feet as a young novice after attending the buffaloes. It has been lovely to see so many people visiting Hue to be near Thay, to enjoy the Root Temple and to pay tribute to our spiritual ancestors………….more

Holidays at the Monastery


We will host an open day of mindfulness on Monday, December 24th, 2018. There will be no day of mindfulness the day before, on Sunday, December 23. Those wishing to stay at the monastery over Christmas time are welcome to register for a Personal Retreat during this time to enjoy a joyful, mindful holiday time.

We invite our guests to bring desserts and non-alcoholic beverages to share for our Holiday meal.

Schedule Monday, December 24th

3 pm —-Walking Meditation
4 pm —-Dharma Talk
5:30 pm —- Celebratory Dinner
7:30 pm —- Be-In (songs, stories and more)

Tuesday, December 25th

Brunch, dinner and gift exchange for residents

Thanksgiving Day Celebration


Join us for a Day of Gratitude and Mindfulness.

9:30 am Dharma Talk
11:30 am Memorial service for Thay’s grandfather-teacher.

12:30 pm Thanksgiving lunch followed by brief sharing.

Visitors are welcome to bring potluck dishes, desserts and drinks to share with others if they wish.

No registration is required to come for the day. Donations are appreciated to help cover our costs. You will find donation boxes in the back of the big meditation hall and in the dining halls.

Those wishing to stay at the monastery over Thanksgiving are welcome to register for a Personal Retreat.

Thay to spend his remaining days in Vietnam


The monks and nuns of the Plum Village International Community of Engaged Buddhists stand by our beloved teacher, the Zen master, global spiritual leader, peace activist and poet Thich Nhat Hanh, as he returns again to his homeland. Since celebrating his 92nd birthday last month, he has expressed a deep wish to go back to reside at his “root temple,” Tu Hieu Temple in Hue, Vietnam, to live his remaining days. Thich Nhat Hanh has turned formidable physical challenges arising from the major stroke he suffered four years ago into a powerful teaching by continuing to live each moment peacefully and joyfully, with great presence and meaning.
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The following videos are of Thay’s recent return to his root temple and a biographical portrait.


https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=sXmPOvrcp7k

Eight Movement Shaolin Qigong with Thich Man Tue

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Buddhist philosophy believes Qigong allows access to higher realms of awareness, awakening a person’s true nature. Qigong means “Life Energy Cultivation” and the BaDuanJin form is primarily designated as medical Qigong meant to improve health. By being aware of our breath and our movements, it is possible to feel at ease, even after only a few minutes of practice.

“I wish you a healthy body and happy mind” – Thich Man Tue



Thich Nhat Hanh Dharma talks


Here are talks given by Thich Nhat Hanh and senior lay and monastic dharma teachers organized by popular talks, talks by retreat and content keywords. Thich Nhat Hanh has always emphasized the importance of a Sangha, a group of people practicing together. So it may be valuable for your community, and satisfying for you, to organize a gathering to listen/view the talks. Or you may share talks you like on Facebook or Twitter.


Happy 91st Birthday to Thich Nhat Hanh!


What Gift Do You Give a Zen Master?  

On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, it will be Thich Nhat Hanh's 91st birthday –or as our beloved teacher likes to call it, his Continuation Day!  You may wonder, “What kind of gift can I give a Zen master? A person who already practices to have all the conditions of happiness? What would be meaningful for Thay?”  Learn more ......

Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation Book Club Program 2017




Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation writes, 

To help us with our study and practice this year, we are excited to announce that Brother Phap Hai, a senior Dharma teacher, co-chair of the Foundation board, and author of Nothing to It: Ten Ways to Be at Home with Yourself, will lead a book club throughout the year with reflection questions, practice exercises, guided meditations, and a live webinar. 

One Buddha Is Not Enough, the second book we will be studying during June and July, offers fresh and original insight from emerging Buddhist teachers on topics such as how to handle grief, strengthen our relationships, deal with anger, and find happiness in the present moment. 

For more information, visit the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation Book Club Program. To order your copy of the book, visit parallax.org