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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this app.
This tool encourages mindfulness, reflection, and meditation. Zen Buddhist Master, Thich Nhat Hanh, offers techniques to relive stress, embrace happiness, address fear, and more through guided meditations, movement for mindfulness, Dharma Talks, songs, poems, and short teachings.
Ease of Play
The interface is simple and user friendly. Users can explore all options under resources, talks, meditations, and extras by scrolling and tapping on the screen.
Violence & Scariness
Some of the talks and short teachings address fear, managing and expressing anger, opinions on assisted suicide and the death penalty, and dealing with suicide within the family.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some of the talks and short teachings are a direct response to people's questions, which may include mature topics, such as sexual misconduct and sexual abuse at the family level.
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Products & Purchases
The app is free and ads don't interrupt the experience; however, donation links appear at different points throughout the app encouraging users to support Plum Village monasteries and their initiatives, one of which is the free digital mindfulness content.
Parents Need to Know
Is It Any Good?
Teens and adults will find tons of tools to promote mindfulness, relaxation, and reflection in this user-friendly platform where Buddhism and mindfulness techniques interconnect. The interface is gimmick-free and super simple to use, with tools organized into clear categories. Users will find a wide collection of guided meditations and mindfulness resources that can be used to increase awareness, tackle anxiety and stress, embrace happiness and connections, and celebrate being in the moment. What makes Plum Village: Zen Meditation unique is its clear connection to Buddhist values and beliefs as interpreted by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Some of the content addressed in the Q&A and teachings is too complex to merely explore or understand with no context. It surfaces many serious topics, such as suicide, sexual abuse, and death, making it a questionable tool for teens. Especially when considering that there are other options out there that just focus on mindfulness techniques without emphasizing spirituality or religion, these factors might not make it a first choice. On the other hand, if you're curious about Buddhist insight or love TThich Nhat Hanh, this is the tool for you.
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