The Plum Village app can support us to cultivate mindfulness, compassion and joy through guided meditations, deep relaxations, practice poems, bells of mindfulness and many other practices.
Mindfulness is the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. It is the continuous practice of touching life deeply in every moment of daily life. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing. We bring our body and mind into harmony while we wash the dishes, drive the car or take our morning shower.
PLUM VILLAGE – FEATURES & BENEFITS
- Plum Village is completely free and always will be!
- 12 mindful practices for everyday life, from taking care of anger to walking meditations
- Over 50 guided meditations across 10 categories
- Meditations of just a few minutes to a couple of hours
- Enjoy short, simple meditations or deep relaxation sessions
- Learn new prayers, chants, poems and trainings in the resources section
- Use the bell of mindfulness to bring awareness to your breathing and body
- Learn from Thich Nhat Hanh with over 100 questions spanning a wide range of topics
- Download any meditation, practice or resources to use offline anytime, anywhere!
EVERYDAY MINDFULNESS PRACTICES
Under the ‘practices’ tab you’ll find 12 practices which can help you achieve mindfulness in everyday life. Some practices are written by Thich Nhat Hanh, while some are in audio form for you to listen to. You’ll be able to download each one of these to access at any time offline. Some of the everyday mindfulness practices include:
- Mindful breathing
- Sitting meditation
- Walking meditation
- Working meditation
- Noble silence
- Taking care of anger
… and many more
OVER 50 GUIDED MEDITATIONS
Under this tab you’ll find 10 guided meditation categories, each of which contains several sub-categories for you to enjoy. Guided meditations & relaxation sessions are all in audio form and you can take them with you anywhere as they’re all available offline!
There are meditations for everybody, no matter your reason for meditating or how busy you are. From short meditations of just a few minutes to deeper meditations which last a couple of hours, there’ll always be something to fit seamlessly into your day.
Some of the guided meditations include:
- Meditation on our relationships
- Cultivating true love
- Deep relaxation
- Joy of meditation as nourishment
- Eating meditation
- Meditations for children
and many, many more
LEARN FROM ZEN MASTER THICH NHAT HANH
In the ‘Ask Thay’ tab you’ll find over 100 questions and answers from the Zen Buddhism master, respected teacher and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. Covering topics such as:
- How do you deal with depression
- How can we let go of anger
- How do you detach yourself from attachment
- How to love yourself
- How to heal suffering in your family
- How to held a friend with suicidal tendencies
And many more, these deeply insightful answers will help you tackle struggles, issues and find answers to questions you have in life. As a Zen Buddhist master, Thay has helped thousands of people worldwide with his teachings and these answers will help you, too.
Dear friends, let us try to be intelligent and skillful in our practice, approaching every aspect of the practice with curiosity and a sense of search. Let us practice with understanding and not just for the form and appearance. Enjoy your practice here with a relaxed and gentle attitude, with an open mind and receptive heart.
DOWNLOAD PLUM VILLAGE FOR FREE TODAY!
With this update we have fixed some minor bugs and slightly improved the user interface.
Ratings and Reviews
True gift of mindfulness- thank you
Firstly, to everyone who contributed to this app: thank you so much for putting time and loving energy into creating such a beautiful practice-nourishing resource.
I have enjoyed using the app multiple times a day for: silent sitting meditations, shorter meditations and throughout the rest of the day, listening to any time I have a free moment to be in touch with the practice of mindfulness. I have really enjoyed the short meditations that invite us to shine light on different parts: the body, thoughts / mind. The deep relaxations which I have been doing daily are a true gift. I have used these multiple times a day to stop and relax completely and catch up on much needed rest. I have found this so helpful.
It is really wonderful to have the brothers and sisters' varied contributions to the app. It is great to have the root mindfulness practices presented with invitations to shine light on different aspects of our practice.
All of the parts of the app are so useful and nourishing. I have benefitted much already from having everything on the app available every where at any time. The app is a calming anchor offering many kind opportunities and invitations to come back home to ourselves wherever we may be or whatever we are doing.
It is as though I am carrying a precious part of Plum Village with me to remind me of and enrich my practice anytime. It has been a joy sharing the app with family and sangha.
Developer Response ,
Thanks so much for the kind words Robert, we are very glad you enjoy the app!
Support for the island within yourself!
When I travel - when I can’t fall asleep - in my daily sit - if I can treat myself to an afternoon recharging guided ‘nap’ - when I feel sad or just don’t want to sing alone - my community is here with me! I feel so much nourishment and support, and it’s all made so easy and accessible. A lotus and deep bow of gratitude to the team that so lovingly created this awesome gift of an app!!
Not a review but a question. Once it is set does it go 24/7? I set it yesterday and loved it but then this morning I feel like it didn’t start up again until I played with it...or did it not start up until a certain time with nothing to do with my playing with it???
Developer Response ,
Dear friend, thank you for your question. At the moment you need to enable the bell option inside the app and to keep the app open in order for the bell to work. However we are working on an update which will offer many more options in terms of bell functionality. I will be live in a few weeks :)
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.