Songs of Plum Village

Plum Village as some reading this may well know is the monastery and mindfulness practice centre founded by Monk, poet and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh. What began in one location, in France, is now part of a number of Plum Village practice centres around the world.

I lived In Plum Village throughout 2016 recording songs for their education project Wake Up Schools. You can find them in the Plum Village Project tab here on my site, one of a number of projects I have been involved with.

This collection of songs comes from a nice happening this year (2021). I recorded myself playing half an hour of PV songs for the team there making film content. When I Rise was used in an instagram post and it led to some requests for the track. Listening back to the half an hour I felt, yes, this can be a record. So it’s myself, my guitar and 10 well known PV songs and one of my own, ‘There’s A Place’ inspired by Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings.

The Album is available digitally and also as physical artwork

Contact me with your email address and I will send you a folder with both WAV (high quality audio) and mp3 (regular smaller files), artwork and lyrics and also a link to the online album page with a stream of the songs, artwork & photographs and more album notes. If you’d like a physical album box with artwork and printed lyrics let me know. While I am trying to make my releases cd-less for environmental reasons I understand some people would also still play Cds so let me know if you need one.

I’m making it available on a donation basis whatever you feel to donate will go to my recording and traveling fund / 50% going to PV

find out more here about donating.

with love

Joe

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