News: We are offering online retreats while Plum Village France remains temporarily closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Updates / Join us for special online events this summer

News of a series of Plum Village retreats offered online over the summer.

Dear Friends,

How can the energy of mindfulness help us navigate this moment for ourselves, our society and the planet? How can we grow through these challenges, to deepen our roots and explore creative new possibilities? What is the right thing to do, and what is the right direction? How not to lose ourselves in what’s going on around us?

We invite you to come together, to strengthen our collective energy, and deepen our training in the energy of mindfulness. Plum Village will be offering four online retreats this summer, so you can connect to the monastics and so we can learn from each other’s insights and experiences. 

Collective singing on the Wake Up Ambassadors Retreat held online

Please save the dates!

“Understanding our Mind: Buddhist Psychology & Neuroscience”
(6-day Retreat)
Tuesday 23- Sunday 28 June

“Cooling the Flames: The Art of Cultivating Calm, Compassion and Courage in Ourselves and in the World”
Friday-Sunday 10, 11, 12 July

“The Art of Awakened Living: transforming habits, refreshing relationships and reclaiming our freedom”
Friday-Sunday 24, 25, 26 July

“Love is the Way”
Friday-Sunday 7, 8, 9 August

Each day will have a full and varied program of practices and teachings (from morning to evening), including an opportunity for about 300 people to join live Dharma sharing circles with monks and nuns. This is a creative experiment to explore how we can connect virtually to our spiritual family and bring the collective energy of mindfulness into our lives and homes.

More information about the detailed schedule and registration will be posted very soon.

We look forward to you joining us.

A lotus for you,

Buddha to be,

The Plum Village Monks and Nuns

Join the conversation

  • Thank you so much for making these available. I’m particularly interested in Understanding Our Mind, however the talks will be happening at 11.30pm my time. I would love my 15 year old daughter to be present for them, but they are probably too late for her. Will the talks be recorded and would it be possible to access them in our own time?

    • Yes, the talks will be available on demand to access in your own time. It’s recommended to join the Dharma Sharing sessions live. Hope that helps!

  • I like to attend the retrait from 23 until 28/06, but I have a meeting on 23/06 from 9 until 12 pm.
    Can I still inscribe myself and leave the talk on 23/06 at 8:30?
    I have very little experience, but admire the principles of Thay Thich Nhat Hahn.

  • Dear Sisters and Brothers at Plum Village, I am so happy to have the Understanding the Mind retreat available online. I am looking forward to attending the whole retreat. I have been wanting to receive the Five Mindfulness Training from Plum Village. Will the Training be offered at the end of this retreat? If not, how will I receive the Training online? I signed up to be at the Spring Retreat in March and was hoping to get the Training at that time, but the covid-19 prompted the closing of Plum Village. Your information would be greatly appreciated.

    • Dear Ying,

      Very happy you are joining the online retreat. I am sorry to inform you there will be no 5 Mindfulness Trainings ceremony online, I hope you will be able to attend a Plum Village retreat in one of our centres once we have opened again.

      Maarten (Plum Village web team)

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