Closed to guests

After our big summer retreats, Plum Village will be closed to guests from August 1st to September 18th. It is not possible to visit for the day during this time. We look forward to welcoming you at Plum Village from September 18th onwards.

Upper Hamlet will be hosting a Mindful Health & Wellness retreat from 7-21 August, which is already fully booked. A large number of Plum Village monks and nuns will be away in August leading retreats at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism in Germany and in the UK.

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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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Mindful Health & Wellness Retreat

Lower Hamlet will be hosting a special “Mindful Health and Wellness Retreat”, 9-16 October, 2015, open to men and women of all ages.

This Mindful Health and Wellness Retreat offers a chance to learn how 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 and invited guests in the field of body-mind wellness.

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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


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.

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