The Way Out Is In
Live Podcast Event
  • Fri 5 April 2024    8 PM – 10 PM

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In case you’re interested, we still have a few tickets for our cosy Musical evening on Saturday 6th April.

Please join us for the inaugural live recording of the acclaimed Plum Village podcast The Way Out Is In at Conway Hall in London, on Friday night, April 5th.

Zen monk Brother Phap Huu and leadership coach Jo Confino will take us on a mindful journey into what it truly means to step into freedom.

The evening at the Conway Hall in central London will include an interactive question and answer session.

The event is organised by a team of volunteers and 100% of surplus made will be going to the Plum Village Construction fund.

About the Podcast 

The Way Out Is In podcast series was created to make the teachings and practices of world-renowned Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh applicable to our everyday lives in order to help us transform our suffering and find greater stability and peace.

The podcast has already had well over two millions listens, sits at number two in the buddhism section of Apple podcasts, and has a five star rating from the 1,700 reviews on Spotify.

Recordings normally take place around the kitchen table of Thich Nhat Hanh’s cosy Sitting Still Hut, situated within the Plum Village monastery in the South West of France.

I love the ease and humor mixed with profound insights of The Way Out is In. It always takes me deeper into the experience of life, and leaves me enriched.

Ann D Wilson
Podcast Listener

A source of light in my darkness. A source of hope in my despair. A source of understanding & embracing energy in my discriminative world.

Li Ming
Podcast Listener

Just like the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, this podcast is simple, approachable, and endlessly deep. Peaceful and gently challenging. I always come away a little better after listening.

Stephen Kelly
Podcast Listener

Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything; anger, anxiety, or possessions – we cannot be free.

Thich Nhat Hanh

This event is co-organised by Plum Village (UK), a registered charity and Wake Up London. Ticket prices will contribute towards the costs of running the event

If you are working for any social, political or environmental cause, you are also warmly invited to join our changemakers event on Sunday, April 7th.

About the speakers

Brother Pháp Hữu is a senior Teacher in Thich Nhat Hanh’s international community and the Abbot of the monks’ community in Plum Village, the practice center founded by Thich Nhat Hanh in southwest France. Born in Vietnam, he emigrated to Canada as a child. He began training with Thich Nhat Hanh at the age of thirteen when he first entered the monastery to become a monk.

For over ten years, he accompanied Thich Nhat Hanh on his international teaching tours as his attendant and assistant.

Brother Phap Huu is passionate about basketball, music, and developing new approaches to teamwork, leadership, mentoring and coaching, and is a beloved co-host of the Plum Village podcast, The Way Out is In.

Jo Confino is an executive coach, spiritual mentor, journalist and sustainability expert.

He works at the intersection of personal transformation and systems evolution; working with several organizations including Leaders’ Quest and Global Optimism.

Besides his coaching practice, which focuses on leaders in the fields of climate and sustainability, Jo chairs and facilitates events and conferences and runs smaller retreats and workshops.

Jo, who lives a few minutes walk from Plum Village and is a member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, was an executive editor at the Guardian for 23 years and executive editor, Impact & Innovation, at the HuffPost in New York.

  • Fri, April 5th, 2024

  • 8 PM – Start Event
    Doors Open (7.45 pm)
    Last Entry – 8 PM
    End of event – 10 PM

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Event Information

Event Venue

How do I get there?

The closest tube stations to Conway Hall are Holborn (5 mins walk) on the Piccadilly and Central line, and Farringdon train station (17 mins walk).


Doors open – 7.30 PM
Please arrive before – 7.50 PM

8 PM – Start Event
10 PM – End Event


Conway Hall is wheelchair-accessible. If you require any assistance or special needs, please e-mail us so that we can see how to assist you.

Other Information

Cost & Donations

During the evening there will be an opportunity to donate to the Plum Village Construction Fund.

This campaign will help bring the buildings in Plum Village, France up to code so that they can continue to welcome retreatants, provide for the health and well-being of the monastics and institute green building practices in their work. Please consider helping ensure that Plum Village is a place of refuge and renewal for generations to come.


Due to our small team of volunteers we are currently not able to offer refunds. However, please upload your ticket to TicketSwap where you might be able to sell it to another person.

Because you are alive, everything is possible.

Thich Nhat Hanh