Plum Village: Zen Meditation 4+

Guided Mindfulness, Ad-Free

Centre for Applied Ethics Ltd

Designed for iPad

    • 5.0 • 2.9K 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 said, mindfulness allows us to be truly alive.

Plum Village: Zen Guided Meditation App – Main Features

• 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 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
• Track time spent listening to meditations as “Mindful Minutes” in the Apple Health app (if enabled)

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 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 focus 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 2.13.1

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

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2.9K Ratings

2.9K 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 🙏

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

Robert Appino ,

True gift of mindfulness- thank you

Firstly, to everyone who contributed to this app: thank you so much for putting time and loving energy into creating such a beautiful practice-nourishing resource.
I have enjoyed using the app multiple times a day for: silent sitting meditations, shorter meditations and throughout the rest of the day, listening to any time I have a free moment to be in touch with the practice of mindfulness. I have really enjoyed the short meditations that invite us to shine light on different parts: the body, thoughts / mind. The deep relaxations which I have been doing daily are a true gift. I have used these multiple times a day to stop and relax completely and catch up on much needed rest. I have found this so helpful.
It is really wonderful to have the brothers and sisters' varied contributions to the app. It is great to have the root mindfulness practices presented with invitations to shine light on different aspects of our practice.

All of the parts of the app are so useful and nourishing. I have benefitted much already from having everything on the app available every where at any time. The app is a calming anchor offering many kind opportunities and invitations to come back home to ourselves wherever we may be or whatever we are doing.
It is as though I am carrying a precious part of Plum Village with me to remind me of and enrich my practice anytime. It has been a joy sharing the app with family and sangha.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the kind words Robert, we are very glad you enjoy the app!

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

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