Summer Opening

Dear friends,

Reservation for Children and Teens' program for Summer 2024 will open on 27 December 2023. For more information, please read here. 

This summer, we are so happy to open again to welcome families with children and teens as well as individual practitioners to join us in a festive season of mindful living. It is a time to be nourished by deep yet accessible teachings, the peace and splendor of the summer countryside and the joy of community.

The teachings and practices will be for all ages with tailored programs for children and teenagers.

Children’s Program

  • French children’s program – Upper Hamlet
  • Italian children’s program (Week 1 only) – Upper Hamlet
  • Spanish children’s program (Week 2 only) – Upper Hamlet
  • English children’s program – Lower Hamlet
  • German children’s program (Week 1 only) – New Hamlet
  • Dutch children’s program (Week 2 only) – New Hamlet

Teens’ Program

  • Teen boys’ program (English and French) – Upper Hamlet
  • Teen girls’ program (English and French) – New Hamlet

Keeping our guests and our community safe

We continue to be mindful of the situation with Covid-19 and have put in place a number of measures to ensure everybody’s safety.

Please read and review our Health Protocols thoroughly before registering for this retreat.


To allow as many families as possible to enjoy a summer of practice in Plum Village, we can only accept one week reservations, from 15th to 22nd July or from 22nd July to 29th July.

You can find out more about the different hamlets here.

UPDATE – The Summer Opening Retreat now fully booked for adults, teens and children programs of all languages.


There is an opportunity for experienced practitioners to join us and serve as volunteers supporting the retreat. Please apply here.

More information about Plum Village Retreats

You can find more information about visiting Plum Village for a retreat on this page.

For practicalities such as transportation, arrival and departure, what to bring and what to wear, please see our practicalities page.

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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