Autumn Retreat

Plum Village Autumn Leaf

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.

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Wake Up Tour – South America

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.

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Pilgrimage in India

candles up steps India

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.

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Thursday Mindfulness Day

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A Day of Mindfulness in Upper Hamlet with a Dharma Talk, walking meditation and a mindful meal. This event with the entire Plum Village community of monks, nuns and lay practitioners is part of our Autumn Retreat. The day begins at 9.15.

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Francophone Educators Retreat

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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.

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Plum Village closed to guests

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.

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Winter Retreat

Plum Village Winter Retreat Belltower

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.

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Christmas & New Year Celebrations

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You are warmly invited to join us for one or two weeks during the Christmas and New Year period. It is a very special time of year in Plum Village, with music and singing, as well as mindfulness practices and deeply moving celebrations on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. It is a time to enjoy profound dharma talks and the strong energy of togetherness as a spiritual family.

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Lunar New Year (Tết)

You’re warmly invited to join the Plum Village community for our intimate and joyful celebrations of the Lunar New Year, known as “Tết” in Vietnam.
This is one of the most unusual and joyful weeks in the Plum Village calendar, with special celebrations and dharma talks, as well as informal teachings centred around the art of poetic “oracle reading”.

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Our breath is the bridge that unites body and mind. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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