Peace begins with you + at every moment if you focus on your own inner peace it is capable of calming you, protecting you + guiding you.
Slow your breathe + focus on your center. At the base of your soul is a reservoir that flows from the infinite divine straight through you. A golden thread that from you- reaches to those you are closest to. A thread that can not be broken.
Close your eyes + be comforted by the peace that surrounds you. Breathe in + breathe out- you are safe in the arms of the universe.
And in this calm please enjoy the beautiful chanting of the monks of Plum Village. Plum Village, near Bordeaux in southwest France, is the largest international practice center, and the first monastic community founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) in the West.
Plum Village is where Thay has realized his dream of building a Beloved Community: creating a healthy, nourishing environment where people can learn the art of living in harmony with one another and with the Earth. Plum Village began in 1982 as a small, rustic farmstead, and has today grown into Europe’s largest Buddhist monastery, with over 200 resident monks and nuns, living and practicing spread out across the French countryside. It is a continuation of the original “Sweet Potato Community” that Thay first founded near Paris in the 1970s, soon after he was exiled from Vietnam.
For our favorite Thich Nhat Hanh book + our Yaxche singing bowl visit our Emporium section.