Plum Village: Mindfulness App

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About this app

Looking to touch peace, calm and ease in today’s frantic and often stressful world? The Plum Village practices are an invaluable support.

Use mindfulness meditation techniques taught by a renowned Zen Buddhist Master to connect deeply with the present moment, soothe anxiety, experience more joy and happiness, and taste enlightenment.

Explore a wealth of easy-to-use guided meditations, relaxations, and talks.

The Plum Village app enables us to bring mindfulness into our life, so we can live each moment more deeply and create a happier future.

As Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh said, mindfulness allows us to be truly alive.

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Plum Village: Zen Guided Meditation App – Main Features
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• Free forever with no ads or in-app purchases
• 100+ guided meditations
• A customizable meditation timer
• A “Mindfulness Bell” to incorporate into your daily routine
• 300+ video sessions/Q&As with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village teachers
• 15 guided meditations for children
• “Favourite” your most loved meditations to find them easily
• Download talks and meditations to the app for easy offline practice

The Plum Village app is regularly being updated with new guided meditations and talks. It is completely free to download and all of the content is available for free.

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Plum Village: Zen Guided Meditation App – Main Categories
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The Plum Village app is split into four easy-to-use categories – meditations, talks, resources, and bells of mindfulness:

Meditations

Meditation is a deep practice that helps us generate peace and calm, master our mind, develop a healthy headspace, and get deep insights into ourselves and the world around us.

Meditations include deep relaxations, guided contemplations, silent meditations, and eating meditations. Whether you have a little time or a lot, and whether you want to be on your cushion or applying mindfulness in your daily life, there are meditations to nourish, inspire, and incorporate into your daily routine.

Talks

Listen and learn from the wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh and other Plum Village meditation teachers.

Ask Thay includes hundreds of real-life questions asked to the Zen Master, like “How can we let go of anger? and “How can I stop worrying?” His answers are compassionate and infused with insight.

Dharma Talks are teachings given by Thich Nhat Hanh and others on how to bring Buddhist wisdom and mindfulness into our life. Rather than discussing theoretical concepts, they focuses on direct and clear teachings to relieve suffering and create happiness in our day to day lives. Topics include depression, PTSD, relationships, sexual abuse, fear, and dealing with strong emotions.

Resources

In Resources you can find a library of daily practices, chants, poems, and songs. These bring to life the practices taught in Plum Village monasteries around the world and offer ways to bring mindfulness into our world, wherever we are.

Bell of Mindfulness

In Plum Village monasteries bells of mindfulness chime at regular intervals. Everybody stops and takes three mindful breaths to pause from their thinking or talking, breathe, and return to their bodies. The Bell of Mindfulness allows us to have the same reminder on our phone.

We can customize the bell to chime at different time periods. Settings include:
• Start time / End time
• Chime intervals
• Bell volume
• Daily repeating schedule

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Why not give the Plum Village app a try and see how you can benefit from it? The app is a digital companion on your mindfulness journey. Created as a gift to the world, this free app contains invaluable resources to guide you towards inner peace and freedom.

Download today for free!
Updated on
Dec 22, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
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Ratings and reviews

5.0
6.29K reviews
A Google user
April 8, 2020
Full of well-organized content. Very impressive and accessible! I got the app for the timer I can set to ring a mindfulness bell every 5-to-60 minutes. Downside: every time the bell goes off, it adds a notification to the notification bar. They stack up throughout the day. Ironic that it's a mindfulness practice that wants me to check my phone every time it goes off. Played with the settings for a while, seems impossible to turn off the notification without turning off the bell entirely. Edit: Also I can't make the bell stop going off every 5 minutes, now, even though it's completely turned off.
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Centre for Applied Ethics
September 8, 2021
Hello dear friend, please excuse our late reply. By now we have updated the app and improved the Mindfulness Bell. If you should still encounter any issues, please do send us an email at hello@plumvillage.app . Thank you for your support 🙏 With much care, The Plum Village App team https://plumvillage.app
A Google user
October 7, 2018
This is a great app, and I was excited about the mindfulness bell feature, HOWEVER, it only worked for a day and now no matter what I do they no longer sound at all on my Galaxy note 8. I was also able to set it to a specific sound other than my general notification sound, so I'm glad for that. Please get this working again, it is something that I found so helpful in keeping my mind calm and with the dhamma throughout my day.
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Centre for Applied Ethics
November 6, 2018
Hi Joey, can you please email us on hello@plumvillage.app? There is an issue with some devices but still unclear what is causing it. Thank you!
Nicholas Barbatis-Walker
May 26, 2021
Absolutely love this app. So many great features- teachings, meditations, and more. My favorite thing is having the mindfulness bell! It is changing my life, Thank You! I have just one suggestion- could there be a widget that has the mindfulness bell, so you can have this beautiful tool on the home page and easier to access? Thank you so much!
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Centre for Applied Ethics
June 3, 2021
Dear friend, Thank you for your kind words - they are heart warming and thank you for your suggestion, may i suggest you add it to our feedback board: https://feedback.plumvillage.app/ This way others can vote on what might be the most beneficial developments for the app might be, With appreciation

What's new

This small update clarifies how to enable content in other languages, and fixes a bug when changing the duration in the meditation timer.