I Have Arrived, I Am Home 

A new documentary film created to mark the one-year anniversary of the passing of the Vietnamese Buddhist monk and founder of the Engaged Buddhism movement, Thich Nhat Hanh, I Have Arrived, I Am Home, will premiere on Saturday January 21, 2023.

The new documentary comes from filmmaker Max Pugh, who has previously created two additional films about Nhat Hanh’s life and community: Cloud Never Dies and Walk With Me.

I Have Arrived, I Am Home showcases footage and commentary on Nhat Hanh’s return to his native Vietnam, where he lived from 2018 until his passing last year on January 22. The film also tells the story of “the funeral ceremonies, the returning of Thay’s ashes to the earth, and some of the highlights of the life of the international Plum Village community since Thay’s passing.”

Plum Village will be offering the film for free “to honor our dear teacher and inspire viewers to walk the path of mindful living,” they write.

The full 40-minute film will premiere on January 21 on the Plum Village YouTube channel at this link.

Footsteps Echo in the Halls of Time

A Dharma talk by Dr. Larry Ward

January 2023 marks one year since the passing of our beloved teacher, Thay, Thich Nhat Hanh. Around the world and all month long, Plum Village monasteries, sanghas, and other spiritual and religious communities, will hold events to commemorate his life and continuation.

The Lotus Institute will celebrate Thay with a special online dharma talk by Dr. Larry Ward on honoring our spiritual ancestors. It will take place on January 25, 2023 from 7:00–8:30 pm (Eastern time)

Click here for more information or to register.

Kieu Oracle Reading: Celebrating Tet

On Wednesday, February 1, from 7:00 PM 8:30 p.m., The Lotus Institute will be hosting a special event celebrating Têt through the cherished practice of the Kieu oracle reading.

Sister Kinh Nghiem, senior Bhikshuni and Dharma teacher from the Plum Village tradition, will lead the practice and share the history of the oracle reading. Through poetry and story, the oracle reading will invite us to look deeply into our present situation so that we may know how to ground our practice for the year ahead with solidity and joy.

Click here for more information and to register.