Cultivate joy and transform suffering with wisdom from leading teachers in the Plum Village tradition of mindfulness, compassion, and peace.

Join Us for this Free 5-Day Online Event.

In a turbulent world of conflict and suffering, the inspiration of Thich Nhat Hanh shines like a beacon in the darkness. This unassuming, gentle monk has dedicated his life to cultivating peace, touching the hearts of millions through his teachings, poetry, art, and activism.

Over the course of this unique 5-day event you’ll explore Thich Nhat Hanh’s practical and profound insight through the deep experience of leading teachers trained at Plum Village – the heart and home of his wisdom tradition.

The Plum Village way of life is rooted in the art of living simply, in the moment, in harmony with each other and the earth. Guided by nine senior Plum Village teachers who have trained directly with Thich Nhat Hanh, the summit will help you reconnect with peace and joy, and face our suffering, and society’s, with the powerful, transformative energies of mindfulness and compassion.

In this first-of-its-kind free online event, you will:

  • Experience profound and heart-opening teachings from the Plum Village tradition
  • Find positive ways to engage with suffering, transforming your pain into understanding and compassion
  • Learn how to take care of your own mind, using simple techniques that anyone can do
  • Discover the real meaning of happiness and develop true peace in yourself and for the world
  • Harness the power of mindfulness meditation and learn to live in the moment
  • See how Buddhist wisdom applies to the great problems of our times – from the climate crisis to social injustice

A selection of past events

Transcending Habit Online Summit (November 2019)

Learn to wake up from negative patterns and transform habits into healthy practices.

Embrace Change Online Summit (June 2019)

18 teachers, 14 guided meditations, 10+ hours of teachings.

Black American Buddhists on Activism and Community (July 2019)

With DaRa Williams, Kamilah Majied, Willie Mukei Smith

Real Change: How Spirituality Can Power Activism (May 2019)

With Sharon Salzberg, Serene Jones, Lydia Mason

Spiritual Authority: Its Abuses and Uses (March 2019)

With Gina Sharpe, Roshi Pat Enkyo O’Hara, Dr. Pilar Jennings

Power & Heart: Black and Buddhist in America

Two panels of leading Buddhist teachers took questions about what it means to be a black Buddhist in America today.

A Lion’s Roar Buddhist Retreat: Facing Life’s Challenges (2018)

Mushim Patricia Ikeda; Lama Justin von Bujdoss; Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi

Lion’s Roar Annual Retreat: Boundless Love (2017)

Sylvia Boorstein; Geoffrey Shugen Arnold; Pema Khandro Rinpoche

Lion’s Roar & Buddhafest: Online Film Festival (2016)

Lion’s Roar Annual Retreat: Finding Freedom from Painful Emotions (2016)

Karen Maezen Miller; Anyen Rinpoche; Josh Korda

Waking Up in Every Moment (2015)

Sylvia Boorstein; Tsoknyi Rinpoche; Melissa Myozen Blacker, Roshi

What the Buddhists Teach Conference: Love & Intimacy (2014)

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