Our Hamlets

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Plum Village is actually composed of three separate monasteries, called “hamlets“.

The hamlets are self-contained communities where the monastics and lay practitioners live, eat, practice, work and relax as a spiritual family. All three hamlets come together at least twice a week (on Thursdays and Sundays) to listen to a teaching and enjoy a full day of mindfulness practice as a community.

New Hamlet and Lower Hamlet are the two communities of Plum Village nuns (or “sisters”). If you are a woman coming on your own, please register once only at either New Hamlet or Lower Hamlet. They are located about 18 kms apart.

Upper Hamlet is where the Plum Village monks live and practice. If you are a man coming on your own, please register in the Upper Hamlet.

All hamlets accept couples and families.

If you are arriving together with a member of the opposite gender, and wish to room together, you can register at any of the 3 hamlets, however the following requirements must be met:

  1. Either you are blood relatives or
  2. Both members must be above 35 years of age and
  3. Must be in a long-term relationship, made known to family & friends

If you are arriving together with a member of the opposite gender and wish to room apart, then please register separately to the respective Hamlet.

Please send all questions/concerns to the appropriate Hamlet so that we may get back to you in as timely a manner as possible.

 

Please note that the Registration Offices in the three hamlets have different opening hours.

 

For single men, couples, and families
Upper Hamlet
Pháp Vân Temple – 法雲寺
Address: Le Pey 24240, Thenac, France
Office hours: 15:00 – 17:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. The office is closed every Monday, Thursday and Sunday.
Phone: +33 (0) 5.53.58.48.58 (only from 15:00 – 17:00)
Email: uh-office@plumvillage.org


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For single women, couples, and families
Lower Hamlet
Cam Lộ Temple – 甘露寺
Address: Meyrac 47120, Loubès-Bernac, France
Office hours: Tuesday, Wednesday: 9:30 – 11:00; Friday 09:30 – 11:30 and 15:00 – 17:00; Saturday: 15:30 – 17:30. The office is closed every Monday, Thursday and Sunday.
Phone: +33 (0) 5.53.94.75.40  Please allow the phone to ring for a long time. It is being redirected.
Email: lh-office@plumvillage.org


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For single women, couples, and families

New Hamlet

Từ Nghiêm Temple – 慈嚴寺
Address: 13 Martineau, 33580 Dieulivol, France
Office hours: 09:00 – 11:30 and 15:00 – 16:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The office is closed every Monday, Thursday and Sunday.
Phone: +33 (0) 5.56.61.66.88
Email: nh-office@plumvillage.org


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