The Plum Village tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has its roots in his work for peace and his humanitarian efforts during the Vietnam War. Without taking the side of any combatant, his movement worked for the end of violence and to help those affected recover.

An Open Letter to President Biden

The International Plum Village Community offers this open letter to President Biden. Included in the document is:

  • The open letter itself, encouraging humanitarian efforts and offering the support of the monastic and lay communities (pp. 1-2)
  • An open invitation for people to sit together for peace in the Middle East, Ukraine, and other war zones (pp. 3-4)
  • A meditation to help cultivate stability and compassion (pp. 5-6)
  • Extracts from Dharma talks by senior monastic Thay Phap An, who leads the EIAB, on cultivating compassion in times of war  (pp. 7-15)
  • An extended version of the guided meditation (pp. 16-17)
  • An open letter from April, 2022 calling for peace in Ukraine (pp. 18-19)
  • A Mindfulness Training on cultivating a culture of peace (p. 20)

A Cloud Never Dies

This biographical documentary recounts Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's lifelong work for peace.

Teachings to Israelis and Palestinians

Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village monastics offered both practice retreats for Israelis and Palestinians and teaching tours in the region.


De fleste af foreningens aktiviteter foregår på engelsk, men vi arbejder løbende på at få oversat tekster, sange, og andet praksismaterialer til dansk.

Træk vejret ind, pust det ud

Oversat fra "Breathing In, Breathing Out" af Giang Phan

Træk vejret ind, pust det ud
Træk vejret ind, pust det ud
Jeg springer ud som en blomst
Jeg er frisk som morgendug
Jeg er solid som et bjerg
Jeg er fast som Moder Jord
Jeg er fri

Træk vejret ind, pust det ud
Træk vejret ind, pust det ud
Jeg er vand reflekterende
Hvad der’ rigtigt, hvad der’ sandt
Og jeg føler dybt indeni
En uendelig rummelighed
Jeg er fri, jeg er fri, jeg er fri


On our meeting at the temple on 4 November, two members with children organized family-oriented activities in addition to the usual program. Families were invited to bring their children with them, and ten children in a variety of age groups participated together with their parents. We're presently evaluating the program and determining the best way to follow up.

Preliminary Family Program

The family program mostly took place in the dining room and the back courtyard. This is the preliminary program from our first family day - as we learn and plan new events, we will refine it.

9:30 Meet in the Buddha hall with the adults, sing songs
10:00 Introduce each other and review the schedule for the day
10:10 Ice breaker
10:30 Movement
11:00 Snack
11:30 Story, reading
12:00 Set up for lunch in dining room
12:15 Mindful walk (Adults and children together)
13:00 Mindful lunch (Adults and children together)
14:15 Breathing/Total relaxation (Adults and children together)
15:00 Art project
15:30 Clean up and closing, snack 15 min
15:30 Songs and closing Day of Mindfulness (Adults and children together)



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