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Please select  your retreat of choice from the options below.

Mar 2015

Date Event
Mar 20, 2015 until
Jun 26, 2015

English / French / Vietnamese

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.

Jun 2015

Date Event
Jun 12, 2015 until
Jun 19, 2015


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Ecology & Mindfulness Retreat
Happy Farmers Will Change The World: a retreat centered around Plum Village's organic vegetable "Happy Farm", exploring Deep Ecology, Sustainability and Mindfulness.
Jun 13, 2015 until
Jun 13, 2015


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Upper Hamlet "Open House"
Plum Village opens its doors to neighbours and friends, to discover our beautiful monastery. There is a chance to learn more about our practices, and a free vegetarian buffet for everyone. This is the perfect occasion to visit Plum Village for the first time. Upper Hamlet will host its "Open House" event on Saturday 13 June in Thenac.
Jun 21, 2015 until
Jun 21, 2015

English / French

Lower Hamlet "Open House"
Friends, neighbours and guests are all warmly invited to Plum Village's annual Open House Summer barbecue and Vietnamese buffet. This relaxed and joyful celebration is a chance for those who have never been to Plum Village to visit the lotus ponds, meditation halls and meet the monks and nuns to find out more about our community life and mindfulness practice.

Jul 2015

Date Event
Jul 03, 2015 until
Jul 31, 2015

English / French / Vietnamese

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.

Aug 2015

Date Event
Aug 07, 2015 until
Aug 21, 2015

English / French

Mindful Health & Wellness Retreat
Upper Hamlet will be hosting this special Health Retreat, while a number of 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.

Sep 2015

Date Event
Sep 18, 2015 until
Nov 06, 2015

English / French / Vietnamese

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Autumn Retreat
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 our program is slightly flexible, and so the end-date for our Autumn Retreat may be adjusted by a week or so. Please contact our registration offices before making travel arrangements.

Oct 2015

Date Event
Oct 17, 2015 until
Oct 24, 2015

Vietnamese / English / French

Viet Wake Up Retreat
A retreat at Plum Village for young people with Vietnamese Roots. More info to follow...

Nov 2015

Date Event
Nov 13, 2015 until
Feb 12, 2016

Vietnamese / English / French

Winter Retreat
Our annual 90-day Winter Retreat is usually from mid-November to mid-February. Please note that the dates are not yet confirmed. The Winter Retreat will include two special weeks around the holiday season: Christmas Week and New Year Week, when you are welcome to join us to celebrate peacefully in community. More information and confirmed dates for the Winter Retreat will be posted in due course.

Jan 2016

Date Event
Jan 01, 2016 until
Dec 31, 2016

English / French / Vietnamese

2016 Retreat Program
Dates for our 2016 Retreat program will be announced towards the end of the year, sometime in December 2015. Here is a rough guide to a typical Plum Village year.

Please do not make any travel arrangements based on this information.
After the Winter Retreat, the whole of Plum Village closes from mid-February to mid-March. Plum Village re-opens with the Spring Retreat, usually from mid-March to the end of June. Special retreat such as: Mindful Health & Wellness Retreats; Youth Retreats; Francophone Retreats; Educators' Retreats; Happy Farm Retreats, etc. usually happen in the spring and autumn. The Summer Retreat lasts for 4 weeks in July (sometimes extending into early August). Following this, most of Plum Village is usually closed, through August until early September. (The Plum Village community often travels to Germany in August to lead retreats at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism.) One Plum Village hamlet may stay open in August in order to host special retreats (eg. Health Retreat, Youth Retreat). Please note that dates and details for August Retreats are typically only announced in late spring. Plum Village re-opens to guests for the Autumn Retreat, usually from mid-September to early November. The 90-day Winter Retreat is usually from mid-November to mid-February.