Plum Village closed to guests

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After the Winter Retreat Plum Village will be closed to guests, to allow time for monastic retreats and rest.
Plum Village re-opens with our Spring Retreat. Guests are welcome to arrive from Friday March 20th.

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Spring Retreat


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


We are happy to announce the annual 7 day retreat for our Francophone community will take place over the Easter weekend, from Fri. April 03 – Fri. April 10, 2014. It will be a wonderful opportunity to nourish and refresh ourselves with the joys of brotherhood and sisterhood and the beauty and peace of Plum Village as Spring begins to bloom.

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Japan Tour: Spring 2015

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Members of our worldwide sangha are warmly invited to join the Plum Village international delegation for a landmark Teaching Tour of Japan in 2015. The fourfold sangha body will go to Japan as Thay’s representatives and continuation. We will walk in Japan with Thay, sit with Thay and embody his mindfulness teachings in our way of being together. You are invited to be Thay’s continuation and offer your practice and presence on this trip. The Japanese Tourist Bureau has kindly prepared the itinerary. As well as a 5-day Retreat in the spectacular Mt. Fuji National Park, the all-inclusive 15-day tour includes participation in the public talks and days of mindfulness, as well as sight-seeing excursions.

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Summer Opening Retreat


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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Upgrading the Mindfulness Bell

Your support will help us to make sure the Mindfulness Bell is accessible to Sangha members around the world – online and in print – as a medium to sustain our community’s essence of brotherhood and sisterhood, and to nourish each other on the path of practice. Read more ››

Concentrating 100% on our breathing or our steps liberates us. We become a free person in just a few seconds, free to transform the habit energies of our ancestors. — Thich Nhat Hanh

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