Winter Retreat

Our annual 90-day Winter Retreat will take place from 20 November 2015 to 19 February 2016.

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.

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2016 Retreat Program


We are very happy to present to you our confirmed schedule of mindful living retreats to be hosted by the Plum Village monastic community, and led by Senior Dharma Teachers in 2016. Click through to see details…

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Sunday Mindfulness Day

A Day of Mindfulness in New Hamlet. The teaching will be given in English or Vietnamese by a Plum Village Dharma Teacher, as part of the Plum Village 2015-16 Winter Retreat.

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Winter Retreat Closing Ceremony

You are invited to join the whole Plum Village community on Thursday February 18th, for the Closing Ceremony (paravana) of our 2015-16 three-month Winter Retreat. We will celebrate the end of the Winter Retreat with a festive lunch, after which everyone is invited to return home.

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Plum Village closed to guests


After the joyful ceremony to end the Annual Three Months Winter Retreat on the 18th February, the residential sangha will have time for a monastic retreat and rest.

Plum Village will therefore be closed to guests from 19th February – 21st March 2016.

We welcome guests to join us for stays of a week or more, starting from Friday 1st April, when our Spring Retreat season begins.

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Viet Wake Up Tour (USA)

Mar 10, 2016 until Apr 10, 2016 Language: Viet Wake Up Tour (USA) Please join young monks and nuns, students of Zen Master Thích Nhất Hạnh, for a series of week-end camp-outs and get togethers across North America during the Spring Break 2016. We’ve grown up in the West, with both Vietnamese and Western cultures, we

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Great Ordination Ceremonies

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A special week of formal ceremonies to transmit precepts to monks, nuns, lay men and lay women. The usual Plum Village daily schedule is replaced with a special program where the whole community comes together every day from morning until late afternoon for various ceremonies.

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Spring Retreat

pink cosmos flower

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

French magnolias

We are happy to announce that the annual Plum Village seven day retreat for French-speakers will take place from Saturday 16th – Saturday 23rd April 2016.

We look forward to welcoming our thriving Francophone community to come together to nourish ourselves with peace, joy and brotherhood and sisterhood as we practice mindfulness together with Plum Village monastics. The Dharma Talks will be offered by Senior Plum Village Dharma Teachers in French.

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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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Community Working Week

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To prepare for our four-week Summer Opening Retreat we will have one week of working joyfully and wholeheartedly together as a residential community. The usually daily program of meditation will be replaced with mindful work periods outdoors from morning until evening.

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