Spring Retreat

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Date(s): Mar. 17, 2017 - Jun. 30, 2017
Language: English / French / Vietnamese

Location
Plum Village - all hamlets


We invite you to visit Plum Village during our Spring Retreat, to experience a wonderful opportunity to practice renewal and transformation with our residential community of over 200 monks, nuns and lay practitioners.

Enjoying daffodil festival

You are welcome to join us for a deep experience of mindful living for a one-week or two-week stay, as Mother Earth stirs from slumber and new blossoms begin to appear. Spring is a time to come to relax and refresh yourself in the peaceful atmosphere and light energy of the community.

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We offer all our guests an “orientation” into our basic mindfulness practices upon arrival, and from then on the week unfolds relaxingly and naturally, as everyone joins the stream of community life, living and practising together.

In the Spring Retreat we have sessions of mindful community service in the grounds and gardens, and we also have more sitting and chanting sessions than in our “Special Retreats” such as the Summer Retreat or other themed retreats.

Spring Upper Hamlet Wouter Verhoeven

 

SPRING RETREAT DATES 2017

 

Friday 17 – Friday 31 March: General Spring Opening
We invite all guests to arrive and depart on Fridays. Please note that we’re unable to receive new guests from 1-10 April as we prepare for a special retreat:

Francophone Retreat: 10-17 April
We’ll be closed to new arrivals from 17-21 April following this large retreat

Friday 21 April – Friday 26 May: General Spring Opening
We invite all guests to arrive and depart on Fridays. Please note that we’re unable to receive new guests from 26-31 May, as we prepare for a special retreat:

Business Retreat: “Mindfulness and Compassion in Corporate Leadership”, 31 May – 7 June

Mindful Cooking Retreat at New Hamlet, 31 May – 7 June

Plum Village will be closed to new arrivals from 7-16 June following these large retreats

Friday 16 June – Friday 30 June: General Spring Opening
We invite all guests to arrive and depart on Fridays. The last arrival day for our Spring Retreat is Friday 23rd June.  

Special Preparation week for Summer Retreat: 1-7 July
This week is just for volunteers who’ll be staying with us the whole summer to start preparations for our summer family retreat.

 

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Single women and couples

 

Single women and couples

 

Single men and couples

just a nun!

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