Retreats


Mar 2014

Date Event
Mar 14, 2014 until
May 22, 2014

Language:
English / Vietnamese

Spring Retreat
Spring Retreat
The Spring Retreat is a wonderful opportunity to practice renewal and transformation. With new blossoms on the way and Mother Earth stirring from slumber, we warmly welcome you to join our community of practice to experience mindful living for a one or two week long retreat. Thich Nhat Hanh will be in residence, offering twice-weekly teachings (except from April 25 until May 12 when he is on tour in Spain).

May 2014

Date Event
May 22, 2014 until
May 29, 2014

Language:
Vietnamese with English and French

Great Ordination Ceremony Week
Great Ordination Ceremony Week
A special week of formal ceremonies to transmit precepts to monks, nuns, lay men and lay women. The usual Plum Village daily schedule is replaced with a special program where the whole community comes together every day from morning until late afternoon for various ceremonies.

Jun 2014

Date Event
Jun 01, 2014 until
Jun 22, 2014

Language:
English

21-Day Retreat: What Happens When We Die?
21-Day Retreat: What Happens When We Die?
Thich Nhat Hanh will lead this special 21-day Retreat in English, with the theme "What Happens when we die?" Over 200 Plum Village monks and nuns, and hundreds of experienced practitioners, will live mindfully together for the full 21 days of the retreat. The collective energy of mindfulness, concentration and insight will be very powerful.
Jun 28, 2014 until
Jun 29, 2014

Language:
English / French

Open House Afternoons
Open House Afternoons
Friends, neighbours and guests are all warmly invited to Plum Village's annual Open House Summer barbecue and Vietnamese buffet. This relaxed and joyful celebration is a chance for those who have never been to Plum Village to visit the lotus ponds, meditation halls and meet the monks and nuns to find out more about our community life and mindfulness practice.

Jul 2014

Date Event
Jul 04, 2014 until
Aug 01, 2014

Language:
English / French

Summer Opening Retreat
Summer Opening Retreat
The four-week Summer Retreat, led by Thich Nhat Hanh, is Plum Village's largest and most festive retreat. It is a time to be nourished by deep yet accessible teachings, the peace and splendour of the summer countryside and the joy of community. We welcome families, couples and individuals of all ages, and all nationalities, to join us for this joyful and colourful time of living mindfully together. Plum Village monks and nuns offer special programs for children, teens and young adults. It is a wonderful retreat for those new to mindfulness practice in the Plum Village tradition, as well as for anyone interested in mindful community life.

Aug 2014

Date Event
Aug 08, 2014 until
Aug 15, 2014

Language:
English / French

Health Retreat
Health Retreat
Upper Hamlet will be hosting this special Health Retreat, while Thich Nhat Hanh and many Plum Village monks and nuns are away leading retreats at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism in Germany. Plum Village Health Retreats are a chance for us to take care of our body and mind, with a full program of exercise, relaxation and meditation in the spirit of Plum Village mindfulness practice.
Aug 26, 2014 until
Aug 31, 2014

Language:
English with Italian Translation

Italian Retreat
Italian Retreat
This retreat, entitled "The Mind of Love Transforms All Difficulties," is a special opportunity for Italians to receive teachings directly from Thich Nhat Hanh and the entire Plum Village community. Consecutive Italian translation will be provided for all activities. We look forward to welcoming several hundred members of our Italian sangha, as well as new practitioners, for this joyful end-of-summer retreat.