Healing Spring Monastery

What to Bring?


  • Personal towel & toiletries
  • Ear plugs and eye mask, if you are a light sleeper.
  • Bedding: bed cover, pillow case, blanket case.
  • Flashlight
  • Alarm clock/device (or you can use your mobile to set an alarm)
  • Water bottle/thermos/travel mug
  • Water-proof shoes that are easy to slip on and off (for entering & leaving the communal buildings easily)
  • Slippers (for using inside your accommodation)
  • Umbrella or raincoat
  • A copy (digital or paper) of your invoice and travel documents
  • Bring enough clothes, we don’t provide a laundry service, except the long period retreat.
  • Appropriate clothing that allow you to sit comfortably. We also highly encourage people to wear Tshirt with sleeve and shorts that cover knees.
  • Personal medicine if you are prescribed by your health professionals.

Note : Please leave your pets at home. Although we love animals, there is no way to accommodate pets in the monastery.

Autumn & Winter

Bring anything that warms you to support your practice, such as jacket, warm bottle, etc


  • Wide brim Sun hat to protect from harmful rays as we will have activities outdoors
  • High SPF sunscreen
  • Insect repellent 

Campers & Caravan

  • All camping gear & sleeping bag.
  • We don’t recommend you to stay in caravan. There is no water, no proper parking space, electricity, or septic hook-ups for caravans.

Sample schedule

Here is what a typical day in Plum Village might look like

5:00am: Wake up

6:00am: Sitting Meditation(followed by Sutra Reading / Touching the Earth / Slow Walking Meditation)

7:00am: Physical exercise

7:45am: Breakfast

9am: Dharma Talk / Class / Presentation / Mindful service

11:30am: Walking meditation in nature

12:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm: Rest or Optional Guided Relaxation

3pm: Dharma sharing or mindful service

6pm: Light dinner

8pm: Personal study time/ sitting meditation or other collective practice

9.30pm: Noble Silence begins

10pm: Lights out

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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