Rains Retreat 2018: 90 day retreat

You’re warmly invited to join us this Autumn for our Annual Three-Months Monastic Retreat. This Rains Retreat at Plum Village is a time for us to come to come back to ourselves, to practice looking deeply, and to strengthen our spiritual roots. It’s an opportunity for lay practitioners to offer their practice and helping hands to support the retreat. With shorter days and cooler nights, the autumn is a cosy time of living, practising and working together as a community.

Rains Retreat 2018: shorter visits

You’re warmly invited to join us this Autumn for stays of one week (Upper Hamlet and New Hamlet only), two weeks or more during our annual Three-Months Retreat. This Rains Retreat at Plum Village is a time for us to come to come back to ourselves, to practice looking deeply, and to strengthen our spiritual roots. With shorter days and cooler nights, the autumn is a cosy time of living, practising and working together as a community.

2019 Retreat Program

Dear friends, We are happy to announce the program of our major retreats for 2019. We hope that many of you from around the world will be able to join our thriving community to experience the art of mindful living, either for quieter stays in winter and spring, or for our larger international events in

Christmas & New Year Celebrations

Upper Hamlet meditation hall during Christmas 2017

You are warmly invited to join us for one or two weeks during the Christmas and New Year period. It is a very special time of year in Plum Village, with music and singing, as well as mindfulness practices and moving celebrations on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. It is a time to enjoy dharma talks and the strong energy of togetherness as a spiritual family.

Plum Village closed to guests

After the three months of the Rains Retreat, and holiday retreats, Plum Village monastery will be close for resting period. During this time there are no Days of Mindfulness on Thursday and Sunday. Our weekly retreat and Day of Mindfulness will be reopen mid January 2019.  Please visit us durning this time. Thank you for

Winter Retreat

You are warmly invited to join us at Plum Village to experience mindful community living for a one-week or two-week retreat this Winter. Winter is a peaceful time in Plum Village, with a full daily program of mindful activities (sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating and so on).

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.

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.

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.