The UK Charity

Plum Village UK is an operating name for a UK charity (legally named The Community of Interbeing UK) which promotes Plum Village Mindfulness in the UK.

Why Plum Village UK?

By using the name Plum Village UK we are clearly aligning ourselves with the Plum Village Mindfulness practice of Thich Nhat Hanh and the global Plum Village family. Increasingly Plum Village Mindfulness is a term people use and understand easily and will become more and more important as the community collectively continues Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings.

The unique accessible, joyful, engaged form of Buddhist practice that has been developed by Thich Hanh Hanh and his students over the last 30 plus years is increasingly known as The Plum Village Tradition.  We would like to clearly identify ourselves as the representatives of this tradition here in the UK.

What does the charity do?

The Community of Interbeing UK:

Who is Plum Village UK?

Plum Village UK is a large network of individuals who are inspired by the Plum Village practices.

They include:

    • The UK Dharma Teachers who have been recognised as teachers by Thich Nhat Hanh and the Plum Village community
    • Members of the Order of Interbeing, who have formally received the 14 Mindfulness Trainings coordinated by The Order of Interbeing Council
    • A body of voluntary Trustees who have responsibility for the running of the charity
    • Volunteer facilitators for groups across the country
    • Members of the charity who support its activities with regular financial contributions
    • Many more volunteers supported by a handful of paid associates

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