Events & Tours with Plum Village Monastics

In the Spring and Autumn, Plum Village monastics go out in small groups (or with Thich Nhat Hanh in larger delegations) to lead public events, retreats and days of mindfulness, either in Europe or further afield. These events are usually organised by local sanghas practising in the Plum Village tradition. They are an opportunity to experience the collective energy of a monastic-led mindfulness retreat, especially for those who cannot make it all the way to Plum Village.

Below is a list of upcoming events and tours, with information about how you can find out more.

Aug 2014

Date Event
Aug 10, 2014 until
Aug 24, 2014

English with German and Dutch Translation

Thich Nhat Hanh in Germany
Thich Nhat Hanh in Germany
This August, Thich Nhat Hanh and up to 200 monks and nuns in the Plum Village tradition will have their annual gathering at community's European Institute of Applied Buddhism (EIAB) in Waldbröl, Germany. Events will include a joyful public Day of Mindfulness and two big retreats: one for German-speakers and one for Dutch-speakers. Both retreats also run in English and have a full program for children and teens.

Sep 2014

Date Event
Sep 22, 2014 until
Nov 04, 2014

Spanish / English

Wake Up Tour - South America
Five Plum Village monastics will be touring South America this fall, bringing the mindfulness teachings of Plum Village to young people in Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Nicaragua and Mexico.

Oct 2014

Date Event
Oct 01, 2014 until
Oct 24, 2014


Pilgrimage in India
Pilgrimage in India
A pilgrimage "In the Footsteps of the Buddha" in India, with Plum Village and EIAB monks and nuns. The monastics will also be offering additional mindfulness workshops and events for educators, as part of the Plum Village "Wake Up Schools" program.
  1. Mindful Educators Retreat

    August 7 @ 09:30 - August 13 @ 11:00
  2. Touching Freedom – Wake Up UK Retreat for Young Adults

    August 21 @ 17:00 - August 26 @ 15:00
  3. Wake Up Schools Program, Sept 2014 – Feb 2015

    September 1, 2014 - February 8, 2015
  4. Mindfulness & Drawing

    September 4 - 7
  5. Mindful Living Retreat

    September 19 - 21