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.

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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.

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Retreats in Italy

Once more a number of Plum Village monks and nuns will be heading out to Italy this Spring, to lead retreats and public talks.

Highlights will include a retreat for young people in Pisa in April and a hiking retreat in May. Teachings will be given in Italian, or in English with Italian translation.

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Events in Ireland

A group of Plum Village monastics, including Senior Dharma Teacher Sister Jina, will once again be leading mindfulness events in Ireland this Spring, including a three-day weekend retreat.

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Events in Spain

Once again Plum Village monastics will be touring Spain this Spring to lead retreats, offer public talks and large peaceful walking meditations in city centers.

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International Youth Retreat

Every year Thai Plum Village organises an International Wake Up Retreat for young people. It’s a great chance for young people from many different backgrounds and countries to come together as meditation practitioners at Thai Plum Village, to generate peace, happiness, joy and freedom.

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Mindfulness Events in the Netherlands

This Spring a joyful delegation of Dutch-speaking monastics from Plum Village and the EIAB (including Brother Phap Ung, Brother Phap Xa, Sister Lan Nghiem, Sister Sang Nghiem and Brother Pham Hanh and Brother Dao Hanh) will be leading a series of mindfulness days and retreats in the Netherlands.

Highlights will include three “Days of Mindfulness” a five-day retreat and a four-day retreat for families.

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Indonesia Tour

Plum Village has an annual retreat in Indonesia and this year, 2017, thirteen brothers and sisters from Plum Village France, Hong Kong, and Thailand will offer the retreats in two different cities in Indonesia – Jakarta and Medan.

These retreats are for adults (above 17 years old), all teaching will be given in English with translation into Bahasa Indonesia.

Please find the detail information in the poster of the retreat.

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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.

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“Mindful & Compassionate Leadership”: An International Business Retreat

May 31, 2017 until Jun 07, 2017 Language: 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

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Youth Retreat in the Ardèche

A rustic and simple youth retreat with Plum Village monks and nuns in the mountains of the Ardeche.

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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.

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German Retreat (with kids program)

Plum Village monks and nuns will be in Germany at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism to lead this retreat for Dutch speakers (and English speakers) of all ages. There will be a full program for children (6+), teenagers, and young adults. In addition to the practice of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, working, singing and hiking, this retreat will offer us an opportunity to make friends with ourselves and develop a positive relationship with ourself and others.

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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.

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Dutch Retreat (with kids program)

Plum Village monks and nuns will be in Germany at our European Institute of Applied Buddhism to lead this retreat for Dutch speakers (and English speakers) of all ages. There will be a full program for children (6+), teenagers, and young adults. In addition to the practice of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, working, singing and hiking, this retreat will offer us an opportunity to look deeply into our suffering so that we can learn how to transform it into peace and joy.

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USA Tour

The events of this fall in New York, California, and Mississippi.

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Mindful Health & Wellness Retreat

Aug 18, 2017 until Aug 25, 2017 Language: 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

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UK Family Retreat

Experience the miracle of mindfulness on this retreat guided by Plum Village monastics.
August 24th-29th, near Birmingham, England. Open to all ages and experience levels.

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