2014 Retreat Program & Registration


Jul 2014

Date Event
Jul 04, 2014 until
Aug 01, 2014

Language:
English / French

Summer Opening Retreat
Summer Opening Retreat
The four-week Summer Retreat, led by Thich Nhat Hanh, 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 this joyful and colourful time of living mindfully together. Plum Village monks and nuns 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 2014

Date Event
Aug 02, 2014 until
Aug 25, 2014

Language:


Lower Hamlet & New Hamlet closed to guests
Lower Hamlet & New Hamlet closed to guests
Please note that Lower Hamlet and New Hamlet will be closed to guests when Thich Nhat Hanh and most Plum Village monastics are away in Germany leading retreats at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism.
Aug 08, 2014 until
Aug 15, 2014

Language:
English / French

Mindful Health & Wellness Retreat
Mindful Health & Wellness Retreat
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.
Aug 26, 2014 until
Aug 31, 2014

Language:
English with Italian Translation

Italian Retreat
Italian Retreat
This retreat, entitled "The Mind of Love Transforms All Difficulties," is a special opportunity for Italians to receive teachings directly from Thich Nhat Hanh and the entire Plum Village community. Consecutive Italian translation will be provided for all activities. We look forward to welcoming several hundred members of our Italian sangha, as well as new practitioners, for this joyful end-of-summer retreat.

Sep 2014

Date Event
Sep 01, 2014 until
Sep 11, 2014

Language:


Plum Village R&R (closed to guests)
Plum Village R&R (closed to guests)
After a long summer of retreats for thousands of people, Plum Village monastics and lay residents will take a week to rest and refresh themselves. Plum Village reopens with our Autumn Retreat, starting Friday September 19th.
Sep 19, 2014 until
Oct 24, 2014

Language:
English / French / Vietnamese

Autumn Retreat
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. We're very fortunate that Thay will be in residence, offering twice-weekly teachings on Thursdays and Sundays.

Oct 2014

Date Event
Oct 25, 2014 until
Oct 31, 2014

Language:
French (with English translation)

Francophone Educators Retreat
Francophone Educators Retreat
This autumn, from October 25-31, Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village monks and nuns will lead Plum Village's first Francophone Educators' Retreat. Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village dharma teachers have been training educators in Europe, America and Asia for over thirty years, developing the "Wake Up Schools" training program. This is the first time that Thich Nhat Hanh will offer a full course of these teachings in French.

Nov 2014

Date Event
Nov 01, 2014 until
Nov 13, 2014

Language:


Plum Village closed to guests
Plum Village will be closed to guests from Saturday 1st November to Thursday 13th November, for the residential community to rest and prepare for the Winter Retreat which opens on Friday 14th November.