NOURISH YOURSELF IN THIS EARTH HOLDER CEREMONY ​Attention Earth Holder Members and Ambassadors. Registration is now open for the September 7th Second Annual Earth Holder Gathering. Invite a friend or your whole sangha and be among the first to participate in this special ceremony for loving and healing ourselves and Mother Earth. It’s a new… Read More


Communities across generations and faiths are coming together to reverse our environmental crisis. Now is the moment to direct our mindful energy outward to heal our planet and each other. Join us on Thursday, July 13 at 11 AM Pacific Time for the next session in the Mindful Resistance series. Heather Lyn Mann (author of… Read More


September 28 – October 1, 2017 | Mindfulness Retreat: In the Arms of Mother Earth, Abiquiu, NM – Ghost Ranch Retreat and Education Center. This is a very special opportunity to practice together in stunning northern New Mexico. The retreat will be facilitated and led by Monastic Dharma Teachers and Members of the Earth Holder… Read More


We’re a new Team of Earth Holders who are cooking up some wonderful, tasty and fun new ways for all Plum Village Practitioners – and all who visit this website – to embrace our Teacher’s vision of nourishing ourselves, and loving Mother Earth, with a plant-based diet.  You’ll be hearing more from us in the… Read More


November 7, 2016 Waking Up to Climate Responsibility It is said that we are never more alive – and awake to the moment – than when we are on the edge of destruction. Heather Mann – sailor, spiritual ecologist, Order of Interbeing member and facilitator for the Caretaking Council of the North American Earth Holder Sangha… Read More


The Earth Holder Sangha is joyfully continuing Thay’s teachings into our world, about and for the well-being of our world, and of all Beings. Our Mission is to help realize the vision of Dai Dong, the Great Togetherness, expressed by Thay, Sr Chan Khong and their friend, Alfred Hassler, at the Menton Conference in 1970.  This… Read More