Sep 20th monastics and layfriends will join NYC Climate Strike


On Fri Sep 20, 2019, monastics and layfriends from Blue Cliff will join the NYC Climate Strike in support of mindful and timely action for the sake of Mother Earth. Interested in joining us? This is an exciting invitation to join thousands of PV friends around the world for coordinated Earth Justice practice!

More information on joining us in NYC on a downloadable Word document………………..

Here is the NYC schedule:
=>9:30 a.m. Plum Village practitioners gather with PV monastics for sitting, walking, singing
at Jacob Wrey Mould Fountain, City Hall Plaza
10:30 a.m. All-Buddhist gathering begins. Same location.
11:50 a.m. Walking meditation to youth strike site at Foley Square
12:00 p.m. Sitting and walking meditation in support of Youth Climate Strike
1-2:00 p.m. Peaceful walking meditation to Battery Park rally
3-5:00 p.m Battery Park rally. Greta Thunberg speaks at 5 pm
For more information about the Strike Action, visit:

The Plum Village Earth Holder Community is encouraging sangha members around the world to support young people on September 20 in the Global Climate Strike, and then to follow this with various ways of caring for Mother Earth and all its beings over the next 18 months. You can find more about this coordinated worldwide mahasangha applied practice opportunity:

·     Description of “Give Mother Earth 18 Months”  

·     Information about the Supporting Student Climate Strike  

·     Flyer for September 20 event, customizable. Student Climate Strike Flyer – Open link (allow time to upload); then choose ‘File”/”Download”/Microsoft Word, and customize

For general information, if needed after reading the above documents, please contact Simona Coayla-Duba, Earth Holder Community Coordinator,


Announcing the launch of the Earth Holder Regional Community Builders! We believe this will be of interest to you. Please visit the links for cover letter, project description, and application (due on October 1st).

Tour Retreat, Aug 14-18: for the future to be possible


August 14-18, 2019

We invite you to join Thich Nhat Hanh’s community of monks and nuns from Deer Park Monastery, CA, Magnolia Monastery, MS, as well as Blue Cliff, NY, to experience joy and harmony for yourself and have an opportunity to learn the art of mindfulness, to deepen your mindfulness training, and to taste the joy and peace of practicing as a community.

The Buddha has provided us with guidelines to protect us and help us live in mindfulness. We will be using these guidelines during the retreat to take a look at what preserves peace, well-being, and joy in our bodies, in our consciousness, and in the collective body and consciousness of our families and society and at what heals and preserves our precious planet. For the future to be possible, we will take this time to look more deeply at how we are practicing mindful eating, drinking and consuming.

It is a wonderful retreat for those new to mindfulness practice in the Plum Village tradition, as well as for anyone interested in mindful community life. We welcome the participation of people from all backgrounds. We are committed to fostering a practice environment where all may touch the Dharma and find healing, transformation and nourishment.