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.

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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.

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Thursday Mindfulness Day

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A Day of Mindfulness in New Hamlet as part of our Spring Retreat. All are welcome to join us from 9-5pm.

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Sunday Mindfulness Day

Lower Hamlet Meditation Hall

A Day of Mindfulness in Lower Hamlet as part of our Spring Retreat, from 9am-5pm. There will be a Dharma Talk, walking meditation and mindful meal in the meditation hall, as well as an afternoon program.

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Japan Tour: Spring 2015

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Members of our worldwide sangha are warmly invited to join the Plum Village international delegation for a landmark Teaching Tour of Japan in 2015. The fourfold sangha body will go to Japan as Thay’s representatives and continuation. We will walk in Japan with Thay, sit with Thay and embody his mindfulness teachings in our way of being together. You are invited to be Thay’s continuation and offer your practice and presence on this trip. The Japanese Tourist Bureau has kindly prepared the itinerary. As well as a 5-day Retreat in the spectacular Mt. Fuji National Park, the all-inclusive 15-day tour includes participation in the public talks and days of mindfulness, as well as sight-seeing excursions.

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Sunday Mindfulness Day

A Day of Mindfulness at New Hamlet, with the whole Plum Village community.

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Ecology & Mindfulness Retreat

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Happy Farmers Will Change The World: a retreat centered around Plum Village’s organic vegetable “Happy Farm”, exploring Deep Ecology, Sustainability and Mindfulness.

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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.

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Plum Village in Germany

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A large delegation of Plum Village monastics will travel to Germany this August to lead retreats and events at the community’s European Institute of Applied Buddhism in Waldbröl, near Köln.

Plum Village monastics will join our EIAB brothers and sisters in leading two large retreats, one for Dutch Speakers (HEALING OURSELVES – HEALING THE WORLD, August 10-15) and one for German Speakers (TOUCHING THE WONDERS OF LIFE, August 17-22). Both retreats will have full programs for children, teens and young adults.

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UK Retreat led by Plum Village


Join the powerful collective energy of over a dozen Plum Village monastics and hundreds of UK mindfulness practitioners for a nourishing 6-day total-immersion retreat in the heart of England.

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Miracle of Mindfulness Tour 2015

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Join the monastic community founded, ordained and trained by Thich Nhat Hanh as they tour the United States to continue the legacy of the beloved Zen master. Join us in New York, Mississippi and California for retreats, public talks, and days of mindfulness, and learn how you can bring the miracle of mindfulness into your daily life.

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Upgrading the Mindfulness Bell

Your support will help us to make sure the Mindfulness Bell is accessible to Sangha members around the world – online and in print – as a medium to sustain our community’s essence of brotherhood and sisterhood, and to nourish each other on the path of practice. Read more ››

If we take steps without anxiety, in peace and joy, then we will cause a flower to bloom on the Earth with every step. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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