2016 Retreat Program & Registration

We are very happy to present to you our confirmed schedule of mindful living retreats to be hosted by the Plum Village monastic community, and led by Senior Dharma Teachers in 2016.

We warmly welcome you to come and practice with us, and experience the joy and peace of mindful living in community.

Apr 2016

DateEvent
Apr 08, 2016 until
May 27, 2016

Language:
English / French / Vietnamese

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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 2016

DateEvent
Jun 01, 2016 until
Jun 22, 2016

Language:
English

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21-Day Retreat: Vulture Peak Gathering
Continuing the tradition established by our Teacher, of a 21-day Retreat in Plum Village every two years, we invite our international sangha members to join the Plum Village monastic community for 21-days of deep practice together this coming June. We know that coming together in this way, the collective energy of mindfulness, concentration and insight will be very powerful.

Jul 2016

DateEvent
Jul 01, 2016 until
Jul 29, 2016

Language:
English / French / Vietnamese

summer
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.
Jul 29, 2016 until
Aug 05, 2016

Language:


Closed to Guests
Following a very busy June and July, Plum Village will be closed to guests from 29th July to 16th September 2016, with the following exceptions:5-12 August: "Wake Up" International Retreat for Young People (aged 16-35) 12-19 August: Mindful Health and Wellness Retreat in Upper Hamlet...In August, the majority of the Plum Village monks and nuns will not be in Plum Village, but will move to our center in Germany (the European Institute of Applied Buddhism) to lead large family retreats there:8-13 August: "Making Friends with Ourselves" (a retreat for German speakers) 15-20 August: "No Mud, No Lotus" (a retreat for Dutch speakers)...If you speak English, German or Dutch, we warmly invite you to join these retreats in Germany.

Aug 2016

DateEvent
Aug 05, 2016 until
Aug 12, 2016

Language:
English / French / Vietnamese

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Mindful Cooking Retreat
The sisters of the New Hamlet would like to offer you a chance to join us for a retreat from August 5th to 12th, 2016, and learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine, Plum Village style.Together we'll learn how to practice mindfulness while cooking and preparing food; how to cultivate healthy eating habits, as well as cultivating joy as nourishment, both for our selves and our loved ones.
Aug 05, 2016 until
Aug 12, 2016

Language:
English / French

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Wake Up Earth Retreat
This summer, from 5th to 12th August, Plum Village will be hosting another wonderful International Wake Up Retreat.These retreats are a time for us to be together, young people from all over the world (16-35 year olds), to deepen our mindfulness practice, and enjoy time being together. This year we have the special theme of taking care of the Earth.We will have plenty of time to relax and restore ourselves by being close to nature - on walking meditations, going on hikes, working on the Happy Farm, and spending time together around bonfires. There will be music and laughter, as well as time to listen deeply and share from our hearts.
Aug 12, 2016 until
Aug 19, 2016

Language:
English / French

health-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.

Sep 2016

DateEvent
Sep 16, 2016 until
Nov 11, 2016

Language:
English / French / Vietnamese

Plum Village Autumn Leaf
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 the end-date for our Autumn Retreat may be adjusted by a week or so. Please contact our registration offices before making travel arrangements.