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Plum Village

Plum Village, near Bordeaux in southwest France, is the largest international practice center in the Plum Village tradition, and the first monastic community founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh (Thay) in the West. Plum Village is where Thay has realised his dream of building a Beloved Community: creating a healthy, nourishing environment...

Our Hamlets

Plum Village, France is actually composed of three separate monasteries, called “hamlets”. The hamlets are self-contained communities where the monastics and lay practitioners live, eat, practice, work and relax as a spiritual family. All three hamlets come together at least twice a week (on Thursdays and Sundays in the Spring,...

Plum Village Practice Centers

The eleven practice centers and monasteries listed below all practice in the Plum Village tradition and under the direct guidance of Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh. Our centers are open throughout the year, for short or long stays, to learn the art of mindful living.

The Five Mindfulness Trainings

The Five Mindfulness Trainings have their root in the Five Precepts offered by the Buddha. They have been expanded and updated so that they represent a way to bring mindfulness into every area of life. Rather than hard and fast rules, they offer us a path to cultivate and...

Healing Spring Monastery

Healing Spring Monastery (Monastère de la Source Guérissante), is a new Plum Village practice center that opened its doors in 2018. It is a charming rural refuge, located in Verdelot in the countryside east of Paris. The buildings were once a 19th Century convent.

Retreats Calendar

Below you can find our upcoming in-person and online retreats hosted by Plum Village monasteries around the world. Please note we do not offer stays outside of the dates on the website. You can find all the oportunities to volunteer on this page.

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What is Mindfulness

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