Mar 2017

Mar 17, 2017 until
Feb 12, 2018


2017 Retreat Program
We are happy to announce the program of our major retreats for 2017. 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 the spring and autumn, or for our larger international events in the summer months.
Mar 17, 2017 until
Jun 30, 2017

English / French / Vietnamese

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.

May 2017

May 31, 2017 until
Jun 07, 2017

anglais, français

"Mindful & Compassionate Leadership": An International Business Retreat
Building on a series of talks given to business leaders given by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, in which he outlined his vision of applied ethics for the business world, Plum Village will host a gathering of executives and managers from May 31 to June 7, 2017.   During this retreat, we will be able to rest, to heal and to experience the deep peace and joy of mindfulness practice in the beautiful rural setting [...]
May 31, 2017 until
Jun 07, 2017

English / French (with translation) / Vietnamese

Mindful Cooking Retreat
The sisters of the New Hamlet would like to offer you a chance to join us for a retreat from August 5th to 12th, 2016, and learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine, Plum Village style.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.

Jul 2017

Jul 08, 2017 until
Aug 05, 2017

English / French / Vietnamese

2017 Summer Opening Retreat
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 for stays of 1 to 4 weeks 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.

Aug 2017

Aug 11, 2017 until
Aug 18, 2017

English / French

Wake Up Earth Retreat
This summer, from 11th to 18th August, Plum Village will be hosting another wonderful International Wake Up Retreat.These retreats are a time for us to be together, young people from all over the world (16-35 year olds), to deepen our mindfulness practice, and enjoy time being together. This year we have the special theme of taking care of the Earth.We will have plenty of time to relax and restore ourselves by being close to nature - on walking meditations, going on hikes, working on the Happy Farm, and spending time together around bonfires. There will be music and laughter, as well as time to listen deeply and share from our hearts.
Aug 14, 2017 until
Aug 19, 2017

English or Dutch with consecutive translation.

Dutch Retreat ( with kids program)
Patience is a Mark of Love Registration until 07 August 2017 Dutch Retreat with the monks and nuns from the EIAB and Plum Village We are always coming up against our own limitations as well as those of our family members, friends, work colleagues and people in society. We can often become impatient and critical when we come across weaknesses and shortcomings in ourselves and in others. If we wish to train ourselves to be more patient [...]
Aug 18, 2017 until
Aug 25, 2017

English/ French and with French Translation

Mindful Health & Wellness Retreat
The retreat will include long walks through country lanes New Hamlet will be hosting a special “Mindful Health and Wellness Retreat” August 18-25, 2017. You are warmly invited to join us for an exploration of mindfulness and its relationship to health, wellness and body centered practices. This Mindful Health and Wellness Retreat offers a full program that allows you to cultivate awareness through movement, stillness, relaxation, mindful consumption and meditation in the Plum Village tradition. [...]

Spring 2017 Days of Mindfulness


Thursday 25 May - Lower Hamlet

Sunday 28 May - CANCELLED


Sunday 11 June - New Hamlet

Thursday 15 June - Lower Hamlet

Sunday 18 June - Upper Hamlet

Thursday 22 June - New Hamlet

Sunday 25 June - Lower Hamlet

Thursday 29 June - Upper Hamlet