Rains Retreat 2024-25

Join us for our 90-day Rains Retreat (2024-25) where we simplify our lives and deepen our mindfulness practice.

May we awaken from forgetfulness and realise our true home

The 90-day Rains Retreat is an annual retreat whose origins date back to the time of the Buddha. It is a time for monks and nuns to deepen their studies, practice, and focus on building the monastic sangha.

In Plum Village, we also welcome lay friends to join us and participate in the 90-days of practice alongside the monastics, either for the entire 90 days, or for one or two weeks. This creates a joyful, community experience, and a time for collective healing and transformation.

Please note that unlike the themed retreats, retreatants coming for the Rains Retreat will mostly follow the activities of the residential community. There will be some sessions designed to suit retreatants who are new to the practice.

Important information about joining us for a retreat

Joining the full 90 Days Rains Retreat

For friends interested in joining the full 90 days, please note that the teachings, mentoring groups, and daily communications are predominantly in English. We do our best with French and Vietnamese translation, but this may not always be possible. 


Applications for the 90 days will open on the 24th of May 2024 at 3pm.

Practicing for 1 or 2 weeks

Details to be confirmed.

More about the Rains Retreat at Plum Village

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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