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.
A Day of Mindfulness in Upper Hamlet, with a Dharma Talk by Thich Nhat Hanh in English.
A Day of Mindfulness in New Hamlet as part of our Autumn Retreat. There will be a Dharma Talk, walking meditation and mindful meal in the meditation hall, as well as an afternoon program. Please arrive by 9.15am to settle into the hall.
A Day of Mindfulness in Lower Hamlet as part of our Autumn Retreat. There will be a Dharma Talk, walking meditation and mindful meal in the meditation hall, as well as an afternoon program. Please arrive by 9.15am.
You are welcome to join the Plum Village community for our celebrations of the Lunar New Year, or “Tết” – the most important festival in Vietnamese culture. Please note that our formal practices of sitting meditation, walking meditation and silent meals are suspended, and replaced with informal practice. Therefore this week is appropriate for those already familiar with Plum Village practice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.