Sep 2018

Sep 10, 2018 until
Dec 14, 2018

Vietnamese / English (with French Translation)

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.

Dec 2018

Dec 21, 2018 until
Aug 03, 2019

english, french, vietnamese

2019 Retreat Program
The program of our major retreats for 2019.
Dec 21, 2018 until
Jan 04, 2019

English / French

Upper Hamlet meditation hall during Christmas 2017
Christmas & New Year Celebrations
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.

Jan 2019

Jan 05, 2019 until
Jan 17, 2019


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 your understanding and support.
Jan 18, 2019 until
Feb 01, 2019

English / French / Vietnamese

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).

Mar 2019

Mar 15, 2019 until
Jun 21, 2019

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 2019

Apr 13, 2019 until
Apr 20, 2019


Francophone Retreat
Plum Village will be hosting our annual Francophone Retreat over the Easter weekend, from the 10-17 April 2017. This is a joyful time for the community of Plum Village practitioners in France to gather together and deepen our practice.
Apr 26, 2019 until
May 03, 2019


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.

May 2019

May 17, 2019 until
May 24, 2019

English, French

Happy Farm Experience Week
This special weeks will offer you a unique experience combining a weeks retreat in Lower Hamlet with our community and a special hands on experience of helping us on our organic farm. The Happy Farm is a project of organic agriculture within our mindfulness practice community.

Jun 2019

Jun 01, 2019 until
Jun 08, 2019

English / French (with translation) / Vietnamese

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.
Jun 28, 2019 until
Aug 04, 2019


Summer Service Retreat
Dear Friends, Every year, we offer four weeks of Summer Retreat to everyone, including families and children. The number of retreatants is great and the number of monastics is limited.  In order to meet the needs of our retreatants, we rely on many helping hands, especially from practitioners who have been practising in Plum Village tradition before. Serving as a volunteer can be a very rewarding and fulfilling experience. Volunteers practice mindfulness in a spirit [...]