Dear Friends,

Thank you for your presence at the community’s Day of Mindfulness.

Here are links to a few resources which may encourage all of us to continue practicing being present in our everyday living, outside of the DOM:

* Mindful Sitting & Mindful Walking – instructions and some additional insights.

* Mindful Movements – an opportunity for us to unite our mind and body, we do every exercise with the awareness of our breathing and of our action.

* The 5 Contemplations for Mindful Eating

* Songs for the Practice (“Plum Village songs”)

* How To Give Yourself a One-Hour Total Relaxation

The tentative date for next DOM is Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015

If you would like to practice more frequently with a small informal group in between DOMs, drop us a note at

Offer a gift for Thay’s health

Dear friends,

Our dear Thay Thich Nhat Hanh has been hospitalised in a Bordeaux Hospital for the past 1 and ½ months, after experiencing a severe brain hemorrhage. Thanks to all your love, prayers, and support, Thay continues to surprise the doctors with his strong vital signs and steady, peaceful breathing. A further contribution to support the care and the creation of the familiar atmosphere of Plum Village would be of great help to Thay to restore his health more quickly. It would help us to pay for the housing of the 10 monks and nuns who nurse and attend to Thay 24 hours a day, over 3 shifts. Your contribution, no matter how small, will also partly help the hospital’s neurology department to install an MRI machine for the benefit of other patients like Thay.

If you wish to make a donation, there are 3 ways to do so:

1) Donate online
Through the Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation
Donation Form:

  1. Select “One Time Gift”, and “General Support” as the Gift Designation
  2. Under Gift Designation Notes, type in: “Restricted Funds to Plum Village for Thay’s Health Care”

2) International Donation by bank transfer:

Please wire your donation with remarks “Thay’s Health” to:

Branch address: Place Du 08 Mai 1945, 47120 Duras, France
Bank Tel: +33 5 53 83 70 08
Account address: 13 MARTINEAU 33580 DIEULIVOL, FRANCE
Account Number: Clé RIB 13306 00342 00091269460 69
Account contact: Cao Fleurette (Sr. Chan Khong),
+33 (0)
IBAN (International Bank Account Number): FR76 1330 6003 4200 0912 6946 069
Code BIC (Bank Identification Code) – Code swift: AGRIFRPP833

Tax-deduction in Europe: CONGREGATION BOUDDHIQUE ZEN has been a NON PROFIT congregation in France since 16th June 2012. Donation for this purpose may be eligible for a tax-deduction for countries in Europe.

3) In the USA:

You contribution is tax-deductible, please send it to:

Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation
2499 Melru Lane, Escondido, CA 92026, USA
Tel: 760-291-1003 ext 104
E-mail: info
With the following notes: RESTRICTED FUNDS to Plum Village for THAY’s health
and inform Sr Chan Khong, sccklm, or Sr. Thoai Nghiemthoainghiem

Last but not least, if you have any comments or feedback, or just want to say hi, please email us at plumvillagesingapore. It is a delight to have a community to practice together!

Breathe and Smile,
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