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.
| Apr 26, 2016 until |
May 16, 2016
English with Spanish / Catalan translation
| Retreats in Spain|
Once again Plum Village monastics will be touring Spain this Spring to lead retreats, offer public talks and large peaceful walking meditations in city centers. One highlight of this trip will be the screenings of the new film, "Vivir Despiertos", a documentary about the practice of mindfulness being shared by Thich Nhat Hanh's monastic and lay students.
| Apr 28, 2016 until |
May 01, 2016
| "Earth Holder" Mindfulness & Ecology Retreat|
A four-day mindfulness and deep ecology retreat hosted at our Deer Park Monastery in California, USA. An opportunity to build community and to reflect together on how we can balance our spiritual practice and engaged activism.
| Apr 29, 2016 until |
May 23, 2016
| Canada Tour|
We're happy to announce that monks and nuns from Blue Cliff Monastery, NY will be touring Canada for a month, to lead retreats and mindfulness events and talks, from April 29- May 23.
| Apr 29, 2016 until |
May 04, 2016
| Mindfulness Ireland Retreat|
A group of Plum Village monastics, including Senior Dharma Teacher Sister Jina, will once again be leading mindfulness events in Ireland this Spring, including a special five-day retreat, from 29th April - 4th May at Kerdiffstown House, County Kildare, about a 40-minute drive from Dublin.
| Apr 30, 2016 until |
May 22, 2016
| Mindfulness Events in the Netherlands|
This Spring a joyful delegation of Dutch-speaking monastics from Plum Village and the EIAB (including Brother Phap Ung, Brother Phap Xa, Sister Jina, Sister Lan Nghiem, Sister Sang Nghiem and Brother Pham Hanh) will be leading a series of mindfulness days and retreats in the Netherlands.Highlights will include three "Days of Mindfulness" a five-day retreat and a four-day retreat for families.
| May 05, 2016 until |
May 09, 2016
| International Youth Retreat in Thailand|
Join our brothers and sisters at our beautiful new monastery in Thailand for another deep, joyful, total-immersion international Wake Up Youth Retreat, from May 5-9th, 2016. Everything is organised for you, including pickups and dropoffs from downtown Bangkok (and the international Don Mueng Airport).
| May 05, 2016 until |
May 08, 2016
| Wake Up Retreat|
Join us for the fifth Wake Up Retreat for Young Adults in Ireland. Leave the city behind, get a breath of fresh air, and celebrate awakened living with a lively group of young mindfulness practitioners and monastics from Plum Village in Creagh Castle, Doneraile, North County Cork.The title of this year’s retreat is ‘Letting Go’.
| May 30, 2016 until |
Jun 03, 2016
| UK Family Retreat|
Experience the miracle of mindfulness on this retreat guided by Plum Village monastics. May 30th - 3rd June, near Birmingham, England. Open to all ages and experience levels.
| Aug 08, 2016 until |
Aug 13, 2016
German / English
| German Retreat (with kids program)|
Plum Village monks and nuns will be in Germany at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism to lead this retreat for Dutch speakers (and English speakers) of all ages. There will be a full program for children (6+), teenagers, and young adults. In addition to the practice of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, working, singing and hiking, this retreat will offer us an opportunity to make friends with ourselves and develop a positive relationship with ourself and others.
| Aug 15, 2016 until |
Aug 20, 2016
English / Dutch
| Dutch Retreat (with kids program)|
Plum Village monks and nuns will be in Germany at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism to lead this retreat for Dutch speakers (and English speakers) of all ages. There will be a full program for children (6+), teenagers, and young adults. In addition to the practice of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, working, singing and hiking, this retreat will offer us an opportunity to look deeply into our suffering so that we can learn how to transform it into peace and joy.