Retreats


Nov 2014

Date Event
Nov 14, 2014 until
Feb 13, 2015

Language:
Vietnamese (with English & French translation)

Plum Village Winter Retreat Belltower
Winter Retreat
You're warmly invited to join us this Winter for stays of two weeks or more during our Annual Three-Months Monastic Retreat. The Winter Retreat at Plum Village is a time for us to come to come back to ourselves, to practice looking deeply, and to strengthen our spiritual roots. It's an opportunity for lay practitioners to offer their practice and helping hands to support the retreat. With shorter days and cooler nights, the winter is a cosy time of living, practising and working together as a community.

Feb 2015

Date Event
Feb 16, 2015 until
Feb 23, 2015

Language:
Vietnamese (with English & French translation)

Plum Village Tet Dragon Dance
Lunar New Year (Tết)
You are welcome to join the Plum Village community for our celebrations of the Lunar New Year, or "Tết" - the most important festival in Vietnamese culture. Please note that our formal practices of sitting meditation, walking meditation and silent meals are suspended, and replaced with informal practice. Therefore this week is appropriate for those already familiar with Plum Village practice.

Mar 2015

Date Event
Mar 20, 2015 until
Jun 26, 2015

Language:
English / French / Vietnamese

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Spring Retreat
The Spring Retreat is a wonderful opportunity to practice renewal and transformation with our residential community of over 200 monks, nuns and lay practitioners. We invite you to join us for a deep experience of mindful living for a one-week or two-week retreat, as Mother Earth stirs from slumber and new blossoms begin to appear.

Apr 2015

Date Event
Apr 03, 2015 until
Apr 10, 2015

Language:
French

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Francophone Retreat
We are happy to announce the annual 7 day retreat for our Francophone community will take place over the Easter weekend, from Fri. April 03 - Fri. April 10, 2014. It will be a wonderful opportunity to nourish and refresh ourselves with the joys of brotherhood and sisterhood and the beauty and peace of Plum Village as Spring begins to bloom.

Jul 2015

Date Event
Jul 03, 2015 until
Jul 31, 2015

Language:
English / French / Vietnamese

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Summer Opening Retreat
The Summer Retreat 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 stays of 1 to 4 weeks during this joyful and colourful time of living mindfully together. Plum Village monks and nuns will 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.