Readings and Links

Learn More About Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village Tradition and Practices

Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings are widely available online.  These links will take you to a sampling of his teachings. The Plum Village site is a good place to start exploring more.

The Core Practices

The Art of Mindful Living– The basics of mindfulness practice; breathing, walking, sitting meditation, resting and eating.

Chanting from the Heart – Find the 5 and the 14 Mindfulness Trainings, the songs, the chants, ceremonies and some sutras in this Plum Village chanting and recitation book. Parallax Press offers a pdf of this book for just $1.00 -using this link.

The Five Mindfulness Trainings – The basic Buddhist precepts, or guidelines, for ethical living for lay practitioners (The 5MT pdf download).

The Fertile Soil of Sangha – An article by TNH -excellent discussion of why it is important to practice with a sangha.

Dharma Discussion/ Dharma Sharing – Guidelines for dharma discussions.

Noble Silence – Learn more about the practice of noble silence.

Extended Practices – More practices to nourish you.

Guided breathing meditation – Thay offers a 36 minute guided mindful breathing meditation on You Tube.

Books, Articles and Other Readings

Books by TNH – By Thich Nhat Hanh, published by Parallax Press.

The Mindfulness Bell – A Journal published 3 times a year by Plum Village, website includes links to practices and writings.

Practice Centers and Communities

Plum Village – Thich Nhat Hanh’s home monastery in France, this site has many, many resources- dive in and have a look around.

Deer Park Monastery – A Plum Village Monastery in the mountains above Escondido, California, more resources.

Earth Holder Community – An online earth justice group in the Plum Village community of Engaged Buddhism.

Media- Video, Music, Podcast, App

Plum Village Mindfulness App – A wonderful app with songs, guided meditations, chants, readings and many other resources- fun to explore.

TNH Audio – Over 400 video and audio Dharma Talks by Thich Nhat Hanh and senior monastic and lay dharma teachers.  The “about” page offers suggestions on where to start.

Deer Park Dharmacast (apple podcast link) – Podcast with Dharma talks, mostly from the Deer Park Monastery public Days of Mindfulness. English and Vietnamese.

The Songs of Plum Village – Singing is an important part of bringing joy to the practice. Here you will find the music and lyrics to many of the practice songs.

Song: I Have Arrived – A direct link to the song we sing most often at the beginning of our gatherings.

Other links

The Humboldt Unitarian Fellowship (HUUF) – learn about our host venue and you can double check their HUUF Calendar to confirm our Thursday night sangha gatherings, once we are meeting in person again.

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