Plum Village: Zen Meditation 4+

Guided Mindfulness, Ad-Free

Centre for Applied Ethics Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 1.7K Ratings
    • Free



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 says, mindfulness allows us to be truly alive.

Plum Village: Zen Guided Meditation App – Main Features

• Free forever with no ads or in-app purchases
• 50+ guided meditations
• 300+ video sessions and Q&A with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
• A “Mindfulness Bell” to incorporate into our daily routine
• 10 guided contemplations
• 6 guided meditations for children
• “Favourite” your most loved meditations to find them easily
• Download talks and meditation to app for easy offline practice
• Track your meditations! If enabled from the Extras tab, the app will record your time spent listening to Plum Village meditations as “Mindful Minutes” in the Apple Health app.

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.

Plum Village: Zen Guided Meditation App – Main Categories

The Plum Village app is split into four easy-to-use categories – meditations, talks, resources, and bells of mindfulness:


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.


Listen and learn from the wisdom of Thich Nhat Hanh: in question-and-response format, or full-length teachings.
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 on how to bring Buddhist wisdom and mindfulness into our life. Rather than discussing theoretical concepts, he focuses on direct and clear teachings to relieve suffering and create happiness in our day to day lives.


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.


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

Regular use of the Bell of Mindfulness will cultivate more calm and relaxation in your life.


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!

What’s New

Version 2.11.0

This update includes user interface improvements, including a new menu next to each item, improvements to the dark theme, and less distracting content updates. We have renamed the Online Retreats screen to Retreats, listing in-person retreats as well. Meditation Timer sessions are now shown under My Activity.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1.7K Ratings

1.7K Ratings

Vacher Group ,

Authentically good for me

I am a recovering addict, which for me means I haven’t consumed any drugs or alcohol for 25 years, and more important, everyday I contemplate quietly, and with mindfulness attempt to bring love and peace to my soul and those around me, failing frequently, and sometimes badly, but succeeding more often and sometimes in ways I did not think possible.

I have practiced mindfulness daily for many years. My practice has been insightful, challenging, sometimes too routine but finally in retrospect, clearly rewarding in terms of my ability to make decisions, communicate and take actions that reflect my loving intentions and have happiness.

The explosion of interest in mindfulness has led to many apps: Headspace, Calm, and others which are wonderful and each have a place. But since discovering Plum Village, after reading The Art of Communication, three years ago I have found a rich and practical daily source of focus. I use it daily and have great appreciation for the amazing gift. I tithe with gratitude and recommend strongly trying it if you are a beginner. Or perhaps if you want to deepen your practice. Peace, Dean V in Portland

Developer Response ,

Dear Dean,
I have read your words a few times as they are deeply affecting and beautiful to hear your journey through challenges and how the practice has been such a support in that. You are an inspiration,
We are happy the app is a nourishing part of your path and hope it continues to be so.
With much much appreciation,
A lotus to you,
Plum Village App team 🙏

UpTheBayou ,

Mindfulness for Everyone

This incredible nurturing app offers the clear beautiful teachings of Thay & his continuation of the teachings through his monastics. But don’t let any of these words - Buddhist, Monastic, Meditation- stir any feelings of being an outsider to these practices! You don’t have to be a Buddhist nor do you need to believe anything. These practices are literally for everyone! You can stop during the day & listen to a short practice & maybe that’s it. Well, cool, that’s it. What matters? Do you feel better? Did stopping for a moment, coming home to your breath allow your mind, heart & body to rest? Maybe you just feel a little lighter! These offerings only have the intent to help elevate suffering in our lives. Even if it’s just for a moment or two. Practicing in the gaps & transitions from one thing to another can have an amazing effect! May you all give your self the greatest gift - time. Time for yourself. Time to come home to your body, your breathing… and remember we are alive! That is a source of happiness!
Sid Montz, Chan Tiep Luong

Developer Response ,

Dear Sid Montz,

You've put it incredibly well into words! Thank you for sharing these beautiful insights with us and all friends. 🙏

We're glad to hear that this app helps you to be happy and find time for yourself.

Just like you said: ...because we are alive! :)

A lotus for you,

The Plum Village App team

kasidydp-b ,

This APP Could Nourish You for a Lifetime

This app is something I’ve been seeking for years but never knew existed. Grounded in Plum Village tradition Buddhism, this app gives you a easy to understand and practical way to bring mindfulness practice into you daily life. The resources offered are incredible! Books worth of information, guided meditation, video teachings.... and it’s all free. The most beautiful part is there’s nothing in this app that tries to sell you “mindfulness”. It’s not a promotion trying to get you to spend money on Thich’s books, or online courses or expensive app upgrades. No, all the information is just there! I feel that the app developers and Plum Village care so deeply about sharing the dharma that they’ve made it truly accessible to everyone. This app could nourish you for a lifetime. Subsequently it’s encouraged profound spiritual growth in such a short time, and has directed me to books by Thich I never would have found otherwise!

Developer Response ,

We are inspired by your nourishing review ✨. Thank you, for using the Plum Village app and bringing mindfulness into the world 🙏🌿.

A lotus for you,

The Plum Village App team

App Privacy

The developer, Centre for Applied Ethics Ltd, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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