PLUMVILLAGE INDIA FAQS
DO I NEED ANY EXPERIENCE TO JOIN?
Plum Village India is basically a support group. On one hand we feel lonely and on the other, we maintain a distance from people, making our relationships shallow. So often it becomes difficult to speak out just how we feel. Building a Sangha overcomes this difficulty.
WHAT DO WE DO IN PLUM VILLAGE INDIA? WE FIND A WARM & RELAXED LIFE
In Plum Village India we find a warm & relaxed life. We all need warmth and companionship and we are all working towards this goal. But alone we can not do this job. So, in retreat we we live with our new found brothers and sisters, sharing, cooperating. And eventually we beat our loneliness. We experience the warmth that is generated in the Sangha.
IS MEDITATIVE LIFE EASY?
It takes determination and discipline to lead a meditative life.
Plum Village India is a place for practicing Zen meditation. To understand the hard realities of life like the un-removable dissatisfaction and disappointment. So, it is not a place for those lonely birds who might be medal winners, celebrities, rich, powerful and ambitious. It takes grit to meditate.
HOW DO WE LIVE IN RETREAT?
In Plum Village India, we practice together, share a common room, eat side by side and clean pots. Just by participating with other practitioners, in the daily activities we can experience a tangible feeling of love and acceptance.
HOW DO WE TACKLE THE DISTURBED MINDS IN PLUM VILLAGE INDIA?
We look inside of ourselves and understand ourselves, through meditations. Yes, this happens in meditation. We each have areas, some shadow areas, We throw light of meditation and get the right understanding of things. We learn to accept things.