Date(s): Aug. 08, 2014 - Aug. 15, 2014
Language: English / French
Upper Hamlet - Plum Village
Upper Hamlet will be hosting a special “Mindful Health and Wellness Retreat”, April 8-15, 2014, while Thich Nhat Hanh and many Plum Village monks and nuns are away in Germany leading retreats at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism.
This retreat offers a chance for us to learn how take care of our body and mind, with a full program of exercise, relaxation and meditation in the Plum Village style. There will be daily sessions of sitting meditation, total relaxation, walking meditation, Tai Chi, Qi Kong and Yoga and workshops on health.
We will develop our spiritual energy by nourishing ourselves with community meditation and teachings from Plum Village monastic dharma teachers with experiences in the health field.
The beautiful environment of Plum Village, fast hikes through the fields and forests, and the loving and understanding atmosphere of the community, are refreshing and healing for body and spirit.
This retreat will explore a variety of themes, including: regaining and restoring inner peace, watering seeds of joy and happiness, taking care of the injured child within oneself, and cultivating compassion on a daily basis.
Who can join this retreat?
Men, women and couples, are all welcome to register for this retreat for adults, which will be led by Thay Phap Lieu.
Please note: This retreat is open to those aged 18 years and older. We are not able to offer a children’s or teens’ program during this retreat. Programs for children and teens are offered at Plum Village in July only, during our special annual Summer Opening Retreat.
In August, Plum Village monastics will offer children’s and teens’ programs in English, German and Dutch at the EIAB in Germany.