2019 Retreat Program

The program of our major retreats for 2019.

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.

Francophone Retreat

Plum Village will be hosting our annual Francophone Retreat over the Easter weekend, from the 10-17 April 2017. This is a joyful time for the community of Plum Village practitioners in France to gather together and deepen our practice.

Tuần lễ dành cho người nói tiếng Việt – Vietnamese Week

Xin kính mời đồng bào về Xóm Mới tu học một tuần lễ với các sinh hoạt bằng tiếng Việt.

Happy Farm Experience Week

This special weeks will offer you a unique experience combining a weeks retreat in Lower Hamlet with our community and a special hands on experience of helping us on our organic farm. The Happy Farm is a project of organic agriculture within our mindfulness practice community.

Mindful Cooking Retreat

In this retreat, 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.

Business Retreat

Plum Village would like to warmly invite you to participate in their 2019 International Business Retreat. This retreat follows the very successful inaugural International Business Retreat of 2017, where 184 participants, representing 26 countries from around the world came together to strengthen their energy of mindfulness, concentration and insight and to develop their innate potential in conscious and compassionate leadership. The 2019 retreat will build further upon a series of talks given to business leaders by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and continue to develop his vision of applied ethics for the world of business.

Neuroscience Retreat

A special retreat focused on integrating mindfulness practice and research with the fields of neuroscience, neurofeedback and trauma therapy. The intention behind this retreat is to bring together thought leaders in the field of mindfulness, neuroscience and trauma therapy, in a relaxed yet concentrated spirit, to nurture collaboration between monastics and scientists.

Summer Service Retreat

Dear Friends, Every year, we offer four weeks of Summer Retreat to everyone, including families and children. The number of retreatants is great and the number of monastics is limited.  In order to meet the needs of our retreatants, we rely on many helping hands, especially from practitioners who have been practising in Plum Village

Summer Retreat 2019

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 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.

Wake Up Earth 2018

How can we respond to the recent surge in intolerance, hatred, and isolationism in the world with brotherhood and sisterhood, our feet rooted firmly in the Earth and our minds free from judgment and anger? Young people (18-35 year olds) from around Europe and the world are warmly invited to gather in Plum Village for