Lower Hamlet and Middle Hamlet are One

During our renovations (click here for more information) we will not be able to receive guests at Lower Hamlet. All guests who register at Lower Hamlet will get to enjoy their retreat at Middle Hamlet (2 km from Lower Hamlet on the way to Upper Hamlet) with accommodations in nearby guesthouses. There will be scheduled activities led by the sisters, Days of Mindfulness and Lazy Days, just like a regular stay at Lower Hamlet.

Click here for recent photos of the work!

Please note that we will only be able to accept guests who speak English during this time except during the Francophone Retreat. French-speaking women will be hosted at New Hamlet.


To donate to this project, please contact the Lower Hamlet registration Office




Just as St Francis saw the Almond tree burst into bloom, so does mindfulness help us arrive in the present moment to see and hear the wonders of life – to see and hear God.

— Thich Nhat Hanh

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