We caught up with Plum Village App user and long-time community-builder Annie Mahon and spoke about mindfulness practice in challenging times, her daily rituals, and what mindfulness groups are like on Zoom! We’re living through a time of many challenges; how do the Plum Village teachings help you to respond? I turn back to Thay’s […]
In 2020, we have heard many tragic stories of lives lost seeking refuge. Sadly, this means that Thich Nhat Hanh and his colleagues’ experiences of helping refugees in 1978 are still incredibly relevant. Thich Nhat Hanh is known as a pioneer of Engaged Buddhism, where mindfulness is the basis for offering practical help to the […]
Founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, the Plum Village tradition has deep Buddhist roots. Thich Nhat Hanh has been deeply committed to developing a Buddhist practice that responds appropriately to the needs of society. Having been dubbed “The Father of Mindfulness” he has created a set of teachings and practices that are profound yet accessible.
Many of us in the Plum Village App team watched recent Netflix documentary The Social Dilemma. For a group of people who work with both technology and mindfulness, it really struck a chord. It hit home how crucial technology is in shaping our lives, including the real harm social media can cause. Of course, there […]
What is eco-anxiety? It seems harder and harder to ignore the fact we are in the midst of a climate crisis. We are seeing the wildfires and floods 1. Individuals like Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough, as well as movements like Sunrise and Extinction Rebellion, are ensuring our awareness of this crisis. One impact of […]
Based on an interview with Brother Phap Dung, a senior Plum Village Dharma teacher, we explore the question: “What is McMindfulness?“ Thich Nhat Hanh published The Miracle of Mindfulness in 1975, a time when the word mindfulness was seldom-used in the West. Fast forward 45 years to 2020, it is now a word we find […]