Documentary film about Wake Up Schools in India

From October 8-10, 2012 workshops on mindfulness were held with students at Vasant Valley School in New Delhi. These workshops were led by monastics and lay teachers in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and organized by Ahimsa Trust.  Just recently the documentary film about this project has been released. Enjoy and be nourished and inspired!

You can read about the project as well on our Research page.

Wake Up Schools in India from Mindful Videos on Vimeo.

Four Qualities of Happiness using Pebble Meditation

We will do our best to post every month a small piece of Thay’s recent Dharma talks that is relevant for educators as an inspiration and nourishment.

In March Thay gave a beautiful and juicy talk about the Pebble Meditation – a practice that is not only for children a precious jewel.  (13min)

Plumvillage brothers visit Dharma School

Three monastic brothers and a layfriend have IMG_1790visited the Dharma School in Brighton in april 2014. Please enjoy reading their letter about a rich and fruitful visit:

Dear Thay, Dear Sangha,

Brothers Phap Lai, Phap Luu and Phap Ly just finished a week visiting the Dharma Primary School in Brighton, U.K., which invited us to share the practices of the Wake Up Schools Initiative (Applied Ethics) with all of its students, teachers, staff and parents. It was a week of many miracles, and we see that there is enormous opportunity for the Plum Village Sangha to work with the school.

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Educator’s retreat in Barcelona

From the 9th to the 11th of May 2014 Thay and the Sangha led a retreat for educators in Barcelona, Spain. You can watch the talks here.


“You cannot transmit wisdom and insight to another person. The seed is already there. A good teacher touches the seed, allowing it to wake up, to sprout, and to grow.” — Thich Nhat Hanh