Nov 2017

Nov 15, 2017 until
Feb 12, 2018

Vietnamese / English (with French Translation)

Winter Retreat 2017-18
You're warmly invited to join us this Winter for stays of one week (Upper Hamlet and New Hamlet only), two weeks or more during our Annual Three-Months Monastic Retreat. The Winter 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 winter is a cosy time of living, practising and working together as a community.

Feb 2018

Feb 12, 2018 until
Aug 17, 2018


2018 Retreat Program
We are happy to announce the program of our major retreats for 2018. 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 2018

Mar 23, 2018 until
May 25, 2018

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.

Apr 2018

Apr 29, 2018 until
May 05, 2018


Ritiro Italiano
  Questo ritiro è un'opportunità per la grande famiglia italiana di stare insieme per una settimana. Impareremo a vivere insieme nella gioia, nella pace e nella fratellanza, a coltivare la gioia e la pace in se stessi per poterlo offrire al mondo e prendersi cura delle nostre sofferenze per trasformarle in vera felicità. Tutti i corsi saranno offerti in italiano o in inglese con traduzione italiana. Accogliendo nuove persone nella nostra tradizione e anche i [...]

Jun 2018

Jun 01, 2018 until
Jun 21, 2018


21-Day Retreat 2018: A Real Soulmate of the Buddha
Continuing the tradition established by our Teacher, of a 21-day Retreat in Plum Village every two years, we invite our international sangha members to join the Plum Village monastic community for 21-days of deep practice together this coming June. We know that coming together in this way, the collective energy of mindfulness, concentration and insight will be very powerful.

Jul 2018

Jul 06, 2018 until
Aug 03, 2018

English / French / Vietnamese

2018 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.