Spring Retreat

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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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Retreats in Spain

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Once again Plum Village monastics will be touring Spain this Spring to lead retreats, offer public talks and large peaceful walking meditations in city centers. One highlight of this trip will be the screenings of the new film, “Vivir Despiertos”, a documentary about the practice of mindfulness being shared by Thich Nhat Hanh’s monastic and lay students.

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“Earth Holder” Mindfulness & Ecology Retreat

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A four-day mindfulness and deep ecology retreat hosted at our Deer Park Monastery in California, USA. An opportunity to build community and to reflect together on how we can balance our spiritual practice and engaged activism.

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Canada Tour

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We’re happy to announce that monks and nuns from Blue Cliff Monastery, NY will be touring Canada for a month, to lead retreats and mindfulness events and talks, from April 29- May 23.

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Mindfulness Ireland Retreat

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A group of Plum Village monastics, including Senior Dharma Teacher Sister Jina, will once again be leading mindfulness events in Ireland this Spring, including a special five-day retreat, from 29th April – 4th May at Kerdiffstown House, County Kildare, about a 40-minute drive from Dublin.

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Mindfulness Events in the Netherlands

Dutch Retreat

This Spring a joyful delegation of Dutch-speaking monastics from Plum Village and the EIAB (including Brother Phap Ung, Brother Phap Xa, Sister Jina, Sister Lan Nghiem, Sister Sang Nghiem and Brother Pham Hanh) will be leading a series of mindfulness days and retreats in the Netherlands.

Highlights will include three “Days of Mindfulness” a five-day retreat and a four-day retreat for families.

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Wake Up Retreat

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Join us for the fifth Wake Up Retreat for Young Adults in Ireland. Leave the city behind, get a breath of fresh air, and celebrate awakened living with a lively group of young mindfulness practitioners and monastics from Plum Village in Creagh Castle, Doneraile, North County Cork.

The title of this year’s retreat is ‘Letting Go’.

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International Youth Retreat in Thailand

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Join our brothers and sisters at our beautiful new monastery in Thailand for another deep, joyful, total-immersion international Wake Up Youth Retreat, from May 5-9th, 2016. Everything is organised for you, including pickups and dropoffs from downtown Bangkok (and the international Don Mueng Airport).

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UK Family Retreat

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Experience the miracle of mindfulness on this retreat guided by Plum Village monastics.
May 30th – 3rd June, near Birmingham, England. Open to all ages and experience levels.

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21-Day Retreat: Vulture Peak Gathering

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Continuing the tradition established by our Teacher, of a 21-day Retreat in Plum Village every two years, we invite our international sangha members to join the Plum Village monastic community for 21-days of deep practice together this coming June. We know that coming together in this way, the collective energy of mindfulness, concentration and insight will be very powerful.

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Summer Opening Retreat

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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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Closed to Guests

Following a very busy June and July, Plum Village will be closed to guests from 29th July to 16th September 2016, with the following exceptions:

5-12 August: “Wake Up” International Retreat for Young People (aged 16-35)
12-19 August: Mindful Health and Wellness Retreat in Upper Hamlet

…In August, the majority of the Plum Village monks and nuns will not be in Plum Village, but will move to our center in Germany (the European Institute of Applied Buddhism) to lead large family retreats there:

8-13 August: “Making Friends with Ourselves” (a retreat for German speakers)
15-20 August: “No Mud, No Lotus” (a retreat for Dutch speakers)

…If you speak English, German or Dutch, we warmly invite you to join these retreats in Germany.

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Wake Up Earth Retreat

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This summer, from 5th to 12th August, Plum Village will be hosting another wonderful International Wake Up Retreat.

These retreats are a time for us to be together, young people from all over the world (16-35 year olds), to deepen our mindfulness practice, and enjoy time being together. This year we have the special theme of taking care of the Earth.

We will have plenty of time to relax and restore ourselves by being close to nature – on walking meditations, going on hikes, working on the Happy Farm, and spending time together around bonfires. There will be music and laughter, as well as time to listen deeply and share from our hearts.

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Mindful Cooking Retreat

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The sisters of the New Hamlet would like to offer you a chance to join us for a retreat from August 5th to 12th, 2016, and learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine, Plum Village style.

Together we’ll learn how to practice mindfulness while cooking and preparing food; how to cultivate healthy eating habits, as well as cultivating joy as nourishment, both for our selves and our loved ones.

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German Retreat (with kids program)

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Plum Village monks and nuns will be in Germany at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism to lead this retreat for Dutch speakers (and English speakers) of all ages. There will be a full program for children (6+), teenagers, and young adults. In addition to the practice of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, working, singing and hiking, this retreat will offer us an opportunity to make friends with ourselves and develop a positive relationship with ourself and others.

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Dutch Retreat (with kids program)

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Plum Village monks and nuns will be in Germany at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism to lead this retreat for Dutch speakers (and English speakers) of all ages. There will be a full program for children (6+), teenagers, and young adults. In addition to the practice of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, working, singing and hiking, this retreat will offer us an opportunity to look deeply into our suffering so that we can learn how to transform it into peace and joy.

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Autumn Retreat

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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.

Please note that the end-date for our Autumn Retreat may be adjusted by a week or so. Please contact our registration offices before making travel arrangements.

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