Summer Opening Retreat

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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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Closed to Guests

Following a very busy June and July, Plum Village will be closed to guests from 29th July to 16th September 2016, with the following exceptions:

5-12 August: “Wake Up” International Retreat for Young People (aged 16-35)
12-19 August: Mindful Health and Wellness Retreat in Upper Hamlet

…In August, the majority of the Plum Village monks and nuns will not be in Plum Village, but will move to our center in Germany (the European Institute of Applied Buddhism) to lead large family retreats there:

8-13 August: “Making Friends with Ourselves” (a retreat for German speakers)
15-20 August: “No Mud, No Lotus” (a retreat for Dutch speakers)

…If you speak English, German or Dutch, we warmly invite you to join these retreats in Germany.

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Wake Up Earth Retreat

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This summer, from 5th to 12th August, Plum Village will be hosting another wonderful International Wake Up Retreat.

These retreats are a time for us to be together, young people from all over the world (16-35 year olds), to deepen our mindfulness practice, and enjoy time being together. This year we have the special theme of taking care of the Earth.

We will have plenty of time to relax and restore ourselves by being close to nature – on walking meditations, going on hikes, working on the Happy Farm, and spending time together around bonfires. There will be music and laughter, as well as time to listen deeply and share from our hearts.

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Mindful Cooking Retreat

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The sisters of the New Hamlet would like to offer you a chance to join us for a retreat from August 5th to 12th, 2016, and learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine, Plum Village style.

Together we’ll learn how to practice mindfulness while cooking and preparing food; how to cultivate healthy eating habits, as well as cultivating joy as nourishment, both for our selves and our loved ones.

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German Retreat (with kids program)

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Plum Village monks and nuns will be in Germany at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism to lead this retreat for Dutch speakers (and English speakers) of all ages. There will be a full program for children (6+), teenagers, and young adults. In addition to the practice of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, working, singing and hiking, this retreat will offer us an opportunity to make friends with ourselves and develop a positive relationship with ourself and others.

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Mindful Health & Wellness Retreat

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Upper Hamlet will be hosting this special Health Retreat, while Thich Nhat Hanh and many Plum Village monks and nuns are away leading retreats at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism in Germany. Plum Village Health Retreats are a chance for us to 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.

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Dutch Retreat (with kids program)

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Plum Village monks and nuns will be in Germany at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism to lead this retreat for Dutch speakers (and English speakers) of all ages. There will be a full program for children (6+), teenagers, and young adults. In addition to the practice of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, working, singing and hiking, this retreat will offer us an opportunity to look deeply into our suffering so that we can learn how to transform it into peace and joy.

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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 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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Pilgrimage in India

Oct 15, 2016 until Oct 28, 2016 Language: Pilgrimage in India   The International Plum Village Community has begun a series of bi-annual Pilgrimages in India, with Plum Village Dharma Teacher Shantum Seth.  In October 2014, Plum Village practitioners from the EIAB and sanghas in Europe experienced a deep and transformative pilgrimage, accompanied by eight monks

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International Educators Retreat

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Please join us this October at the EIAB in Germany for ‘Happy Teachers Change the World’ a retreat for educators offered by monastic and lay practitioners in Thich Nhat Hanh’s Plum Village tradition.

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