In the Spring and Autumn, Plum Village monastics go out in small groups to lead public events, retreats and days of mindfulness, either in Europe or further afield. These events are usually organised by local sanghas practising in the Plum Village tradition. They are an opportunity to experience the collective energy of a monastic-led mindfulness retreat, especially for those who cannot make it all the way to Plum Village.
Below is a list of upcoming events and tours, with information about how you can find out more. (Dates for 2017 will be announced shortly)
| Apr 21, 2017 until |
May 24, 2017
| Retreats in Italy|
Once more a number of Plum Village monks and nuns will be heading out to Italy this Spring, to lead retreats and public talks.Highlights will include a retreat for young people in Pisa in April and a hiking retreat in May. Teachings will be given in Italian, or in English with Italian translation.
| Apr 28, 2017 until |
May 01, 2017
| Events in Ireland|
A group of Plum Village monastics, including Senior Dharma Teacher Sister Jina, will once again be leading mindfulness events in Ireland this Spring, including a three-day weekend retreat.
| Apr 28, 2017 until |
May 14, 2017
English with Spanish with translation
| Events in Spain|
Once again Plum Village monastics will be touring Spain this Spring to lead retreats, offer public talks and large peaceful walking meditations in city centers.
| May 03, 2017 until |
May 07, 2017
English / Thai
| International Youth Retreat|
Every year Thai Plum Village organises an International Wake Up Retreat for young people. It's a great chance for young people from many different backgrounds and countries to come together as meditation practitioners at Thai Plum Village, to generate peace, happiness, joy and freedom.
| May 06, 2017 until |
May 21, 2017
| Mindfulness Events in the Netherlands|
This Spring a joyful delegation of Dutch-speaking monastics from Plum Village and the EIAB (including Brother Phap Ung, Brother Phap Xa, Sister Lan Nghiem, Sister Sang Nghiem and Brother Pham Hanh and Brother Dao Hanh) will be leading a series of mindfulness days and retreats in the Netherlands.Highlights will include three "Days of Mindfulness" a five-day retreat and a four-day retreat for families.
| May 12, 2017 until |
May 30, 2017
English with translation in Bahasa Indonesia
| Indonesia Tour|
Plum Village has an annual retreat in Indonesia and this year, 2017, thirteen brothers and sisters from Plum Village France, Hong Kong, and Thailand will offer the retreats in two different cities in Indonesia - Jakarta and Medan.These retreats are for adults (above 17 years old), all teaching will be given in English with translation into Bahasa Indonesia.Please find the detail information in the poster of the retreat.
| Jun 24, 2017 until |
Jul 02, 2017
| Youth Retreat in the Ardèche|
A rustic and simple youth retreat with Plum Village monks and nuns in the mountains of the Ardeche.
| Aug 07, 2017 until |
Aug 12, 2017
German / English
| German Retreat (with kids program)|
Plum Village monks and nuns will be in Germany at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism to lead this retreat for Dutch speakers (and English speakers) of all ages. There will be a full program for children (6+), teenagers, and young adults. In addition to the practice of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, working, singing and hiking, this retreat will offer us an opportunity to make friends with ourselves and develop a positive relationship with ourself and others.
| Aug 14, 2017 until |
Aug 19, 2017
English / Dutch
| Dutch Retreat (with kids program)|
Plum Village monks and nuns will be in Germany at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism to lead this retreat for Dutch speakers (and English speakers) of all ages. There will be a full program for children (6+), teenagers, and young adults. In addition to the practice of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, working, singing and hiking, this retreat will offer us an opportunity to look deeply into our suffering so that we can learn how to transform it into peace and joy.
| Aug 16, 2017 until |
Nov 09, 2017
| USA Tour|
The events of this fall in New York, California, and Mississippi.