In the Spring and Autumn, Plum Village monastics go out in small groups 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. (Dates for 2017 will be announced shortly)
| Mar 07, 2017 until |
Mar 12, 2017
English / Spanish
| Mountain Mindfulness Ski Retreat|
A retreat with Plum Village monks and nuns in the snow-capped mountains of Andorra, with meditation practice and hiking, skiing and snowshoeing.
| Mar 09, 2017 until |
Apr 02, 2017
| US Viet Wake Up Tour|
This coming Spring Break 2017, there will be a Viet Wake Up Teaching Tour conducted by a team of 7 monks and nuns from Plum Village Practice Centers in the United States. They will lead events in Canada, Illinois, Washington State and Hawaii.
| Apr 02, 2017 until |
Apr 08, 2017
English / German
| Deep Ecology Retreat for Young People|
Young people from around Europe are warmly invited to gather at the EIAB for a joyful and transformative week exploring our connection to the Earth.This one-week retreat is a chance to exchange insights and discover deep mindfulness practices together as we reflect on the state of our environment and explore collective awakening and deep ecology.
| Apr 08, 2017 until |
Apr 13, 2017
| International Educators Retreat|
Please join us this October at the EIAB in Germany for ‘Happy Teachers Change the World’ a retreat for educators offered by monastic and lay practitioners in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition.
| Apr 28, 2017 until |
May 14, 2017
English with Spanish / Catalan translation
| Events 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.
| May 06, 2017 until |
May 21, 2017
| 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 Lan Nghiem, Sister Sang Nghiem and Brother Pham Hanh and Brother Dao 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.
| Jun 24, 2017 until |
Jul 02, 2017
| Youth Retreat in the Ardèche|
A rustic and simple youth retreat with Plum Village monks and nuns in the mountains of the Ardeche.