"Aisuru - How To Love by Thich Nhat Hanh" Tokyo Book Launch with Monastic Sisters from Plum Village



We celebrate the  Thich Nhat Hanh’s newly translated Japanese publication of 『愛する/How To Love)』, a best-seller published in 13 countries. We would like to offer the opportunity to discover the teaching and the daily practices of mindfulness to cultivate and nourish our true love, with two monastic sisters (nuns) from Plum Village, Thich Nhat Hanh's community in southern France.


Under the guidance of Sr. True Dedication, a British dharma teacher in the Thich Nhat Hanh linage, we will explore what true love is and how to cultivate and nourish our capacity to love oneself,  or partner, family, friends, and all.


The program includes a talk and Q&A sessions. The topic will bring clarity, compassion, and humor to the thorny question of how to love.  We will enjoy unique sessions of mindfulness practice applicable in daily life, such as Onigiri Meditation (Rice ball eating meditation !) prepared with love by the ethical & organic restaurant Daylight Kitchen.



Sister Hien Nghiem (True Dedication)

Sr. Hien Nghiem is a British monastic dharma teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village. Formally, Sr. Hien Ngiem was a producer at BBC News. In 2008, Sr. Hien and her long-term partner ordained as a nun and monk respectively under Zen master Thich Nhat Hann, in Plum Village, France. In 2016, they both became monastic dharma teachers after receiving lamp transmission. Sr Hien Ngheim is a co-founder of Wake Up, a growing global mindfulness community for young people to create a healthy and compassionate society. She is also active in environmental conservation issues and represented Plum Village at COP 21, the United Nations environmental conference in 2015. Sr Hien Nghiem is skillful in teaching mindfulness to many people from young people to professionals such as media and journalists and has invited to teach at Google, Salesforce worldwide. 

"Romance in the Sangha", an Article by Sr. Hien Nghiem 

Date: May 20th Saturday 6pm~9pm


Participation fee: 3,500yen (includes snacks and tea) + Donation

*We appreciate an additional donation for Plum Village community, as well as the local community of mindful living to cover our costs in organizing events and offer scholarship to enhance the accessibility.


RSVP: To register for this event, please send an email to belovedcommunity.jp@gmail.com with the subject: How To Love Tokyo Book Launch. In the email, please let us know your name, phone number and email. We will then send the payment details to reserve your seats.


Location: Daylight Kitchen(デイライトキッチン)

 Visionally Arts 1F 23-18 Sakuragaoka-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

 (5  Minute walk from Shibuya station West Exit)


Publication Information:

How To Love - Thich Nhat Hanh  (English)


ティク・ナット・ハン=著 シスター・チャイ・ニェム+西田佳奈子=訳



This event is hosted by Heart of Tokyo Sangha