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.

Apr 2014

Date Event
Apr 20, 2014 until
May 07, 2014


Retreat in South Africa and Botswana
Retreat in South Africa and Botswana
Coming Home to the Present Moment Tour in Botswana and South Africa Brother Phap Khoi and Brother Bao Tich are visiting Botswana and South Africa, to share the teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hahn’s Engaged Buddhism.   Public Talk 25 April - Public talk in Gaborone, Botswana   Day of Mindfulness 26 & 27 April - Days of Mindfulness in Gaborone   Retreat Groot Marico, South Africa (1 hour drive from Gaborone), May 1 [...]
Apr 30, 2014 until
May 11, 2014

English with Spanish translation

Thich Nhat Hanh in Spain
Thich Nhat Hanh in Spain
Thich Nhat Hanh will be visiting and teaching in Barcelona and Madrid with 50 monastics from Plum Village. Madrid events begin with a public lecture on April 27, followed by a peace walk in the city center, open to all. There will also be a retreat for families. Barcelona events start with a public talk on May 8, and continue with a retreat from May 9 to 11. Everyone is invited to join a public sitting meditation in Barcelona on Saturday May 10th.

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.
  1. Cotswold Way in Mindfulness

    April 29 - May 5
  2. Mindful Living Retreat

    May 23 - 26
  3. Mindful Educators Retreat

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

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

    September 1, 2014 - February 8, 2015