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. 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