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

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 – Podcast with Dharma talks from the Deer Park Monastery public Days of Mindfulness

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