Plum Village

Free mindfulness app w/ Zen Buddhist meditations + teachings

Plum Village is a new, free mindfulness app with Buddhist insights and guided meditations offered by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and his monastic community.
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πŸ‘‹πŸΌ Dear friends, we are so happy to see our app featured on Product Hunt! Thank you @naval for hunting it, it means a lot for us! We have been working on the Plum Village app for more than 3 years and currently there are 150,000+ people using it, so we have been learning a lot from our users, their feedback, needs and ideas. A few things about the app: ☸️ MINDFULNESS + BUDDHISM: Of course the two are not separate, but some of us in the West think mindfulness is some sort of modern "tool" to help us with productivity or health issues. Plum Village is deeply rooted in a clear Buddhist lineage, with mindfulness as the foundation for concentration and insight. ⚑ DIRECT TRANSMISSION: The app offers an opportunity to experience a range of teachings from renowned Buddhist Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh (aka Thay) and his monastic community. 🎧 100+ GUIDED MEDITATIONS: Offered by Thay and other senior monks and nuns ordained in the Plum Village tradition. 🌀️ 500+ DHARMA TALKS: We sometimes joke that Dharma Talks are a kind of TED Talks for the soul: full of wisdom and information, but also compassion and insight. The talks are tagged by topics so we can use the search feature to find the ones addressing our current needs. 🎻 CHANTS & PRACTICE SONGS: Anyone who has visited a Plum Village center will know that Thich Nhat Hanh encourages the use of practice songs as ways to bring joy and fun to deep Buddhist teachings and these are available on the app. πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ QUESTIONS & ANSWERS: There are hundreds of answers from the Zen Master to questions that students have asked him directly and a range of teachings including how to embrace difficult feelings and emotions. πŸ”” BELL OF MINDFULNESS: The app also allows people to set a mindfulness bell as a regular reminder to return to their breathing, something Thich Hanh Hanh has encouraged his students to do. πŸ’― FREE: As it’s been traditionally the case with Buddhist teachings for millennia, the app is offered freely and users can choose to donate if they value it and want to support it to continue and develop further. πŸ“Ή TRAILER: check out the short video introduction recorded by @stillbreathing a few weeks ago with Brother Phap Luu:
Please share in the comments if you have any questions, suggestions, or feedback. πŸ™πŸΌβœ¨βœ¨
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Meditation is the most important thing that I do (or not-do ;-)) every day. I don’t use an app but it can be very helpful for people getting started. I deeply appreciate free apps in this space - free with no in-app upgrades, no ads.
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Wonderful app with guided meditations, short dharma talks and much more. Really easy to navigate, no glitches and nice graphics. Thank you! πŸ™
@lisa_morris Thank you for the feedback dear Lisa! πŸ™
Wonderful app, both for those who have just started exploring mindfulness and for those who have put it into practice for a while. No adds, easy to navigate, and above all, beautiful and helpful content.
Would recommend, wonderful meditations, deep relaxations, chanting, songs, Dharma talks, Q&A feature amongst others. Easy to navigate and free!
@karen_davies Thank you dear Karen for sharing πŸ™