After a long summer of retreats for thousands of people, Plum Village monastics and lay residents will take a week to rest and refresh themselves. Plum Village reopens with our Autumn Retreat, starting Friday September 19th.
You are warmly invited to join us at Plum Village to experience mindful community living this Autumn. The schedule is somewhat lighter than the Summer or Winter, with time and space to simply enjoy the monastery atmosphere and the beautiful autumn landscape, some personal quiet time or restful walks. We’re very fortunate that Thay will be in residence, offering twice-weekly teachings on Thursdays and Sundays.
Five Plum Village monastics will be touring South America this fall, bringing the mindfulness teachings of Plum Village to young people in Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Nicaragua and Mexico.
A pilgrimage “In the Footsteps of the Buddha” in India, with Plum Village and EIAB monks and nuns. The monastics will also be offering additional mindfulness workshops and events for educators, as part of the Plum Village “Wake Up Schools” program.
This autumn, from October 25-31, Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village monks and nuns will lead Plum Village’s first Francophone Educators’ Retreat.
Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village dharma teachers have been training educators in Europe, America and Asia for over thirty years, developing the “Wake Up Schools” training program. This is the first time that Thich Nhat Hanh will offer a full course of these teachings in French.
Plum Village will be closed to guests from Saturday 1st November to Thursday 13th November, for the residential community to rest and prepare for the Winter Retreat which opens on Friday 14th November.
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.