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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Thailand

May 28, 2015 until Jun 21, 2015 Language: Thai / English Thailand From May 26 to June 24 an international delegation of Plum Village Dharma Teachers will join our community of over 100 monastics at Thai Plum Village International Practice Center, to lead retreats and public events across Thailand as part of the Plum Village Spring 2015 Asia Tour.   Thailand

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Thursday Mindfulness Day

A Day of Mindfulness in New Hamlet, with the entire Plum Village community, as part of our Spring Retreat.

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Sunday Mindfulness Day

A Day of Mindfulness in Lower Hamlet, with the entire Plum Village community, as part of our Spring Retreat.

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Thursday Mindfulness Day

A Day of Mindfulness in Upper Hamlet, with the entire Plum Village community, as part of our Spring Retreat.

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Sunday Mindfulness Day

A Day of Mindfulness in New Hamlet, with the entire Plum Village community, as part of our Spring Retreat.

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Thursday Mindfulness Day

A Day of Mindfulness in Lower Hamlet, with the entire Plum Village community, as part of our Spring Retreat.

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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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Upper Hamlet “Open House”

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Plum Village opens its doors to neighbours and friends, to discover our beautiful monastery. There is a chance to learn more about our practices, and a free vegetarian buffet for everyone. This is the perfect occasion to visit Plum Village for the first time. Upper Hamlet will host its “Open House” event on Saturday 13 June in Thenac.

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Sunday Mindfulness Day

A Day of Mindfulness in Upper Hamlet, with the entire Plum Village community, as part of our Spring Retreat.

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Thursday Mindfulness Day

A Day of Mindfulness in New Hamlet, with the entire Plum Village community, as part of our Spring Retreat.

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New Hamlet “Open House”

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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’s New Hamlet to visit the lotus pond, meditation halls and meet the nuns to find out more about our community life and mindfulness practice.

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Sunday Mindfulness Day

A Day of Mindfulness in Lower Hamlet, with the entire Plum Village community, as part of our Spring Retreat.

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Lower Hamlet “Open House”

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.

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Thursday Mindfulness Day

A Day of Mindfulness in Upper Hamlet, with the entire Plum Village community, as part of our Spring Retreat.

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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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Mindful Health & Wellness Retreat

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Upper Hamlet will be hosting this special Health Retreat, while a number of 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 Plum Village tradition. Health workshops will be led by Plum Village dharma teachers.

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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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International Youth Retreat

Every year Thai Plum Village organises an International Wake Up Retreat for young people. It’s a great chance for young people from many different backgrounds and countries to come together as meditation practitioners at Thai Plum Village, to generate peace, happiness, joy and freedom.

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Closed to guests

After our big summer retreats, Plum Village will be closed to guests until we re-open for our Autumn Retreat, which begins on Friday 18th September.

Upper Hamlet will host a Mindful Health & Wellness retreat from 7-21 August, following which Upper Hamlet will be closed from 22nd August to September 18th.

New Hamlet and Lower Hamlet will both be closed from August 1st to September 18th.

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UK

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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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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 our program is slightly flexible, and so 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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Viet Wake Up Retreat

A retreat at Plum Village for young people with Vietnamese Roots.
More info to follow…

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Winter Retreat

Our annual 90-day Winter Retreat is usually from mid-November to mid-February. Please note that the dates are not yet confirmed.

The Winter Retreat will include two special weeks around the holiday season: Christmas Week and New Year Week, when you are welcome to join us to celebrate peacefully in community.

More information and confirmed dates for the Winter Retreat will be posted in due course.

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2016 Retreat Program

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Dates for our 2016 Retreat program will be announced towards the end of the year, sometime in December 2015. Here is a rough guide to a typical Plum Village year.



Please do not make any travel arrangements based on this information.

After the Winter Retreat, the whole of Plum Village closes from mid-February to mid-March.

Plum Village re-opens with the Spring Retreat, usually from mid-March to the end of June.

Special retreat such as: Mindful Health & Wellness Retreats; Youth Retreats; Francophone Retreats; Educators’ Retreats; Happy Farm Retreats, etc. usually happen in the spring and autumn.

The Summer Retreat lasts for 4 weeks in July (sometimes extending into early August).

Following this, most of Plum Village is usually closed, through August until early September. (The Plum Village community often travels to Germany in August to lead retreats at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism.) One Plum Village hamlet may stay open in August in order to host special retreats (eg. Health Retreat, Youth Retreat). Please note that dates and details for August Retreats are typically only announced in late spring.

Plum Village re-opens to guests for the Autumn Retreat, usually from mid-September to early November.

The 90-day Winter Retreat is usually from mid-November to mid-February.

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