2019 Retreat Program

The program of our major retreats for 2019.

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.

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.

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.

Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the whole Plum Village community. The teaching will be given by a Senior Plum Village Dharma Teacher.

The Way Out Is In Retreat

Mindfulness Retreat By returning to your inner peace and your compassion, you’ll be able to find your way out of any difficulty that arises in daily life. This gives you greater confidence in your own capability, making you even more solid. The Way Out Is In With Plum Village International 1 – 5 May 2019

The Netherlands Tour

The Netherlands Tour 2019

Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the whole Plum Village community. The teaching will be given by a Senior Plum Village Dharma Teacher.

Day of Mindfulness

Walking meditation in front of the big bell

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the whole Plum Village community. The teaching will be given by a Senior Plum Village Dharma Teacher.

Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the whole Plum Village community. The teaching will be given by a Senior Plum Village Dharma Teacher.

Pilgrimage on the Path of St. Francis of Assisi

1. First Week of the Hiking – May 12th – 18th, ALL BOOKED For the first time the monks of Plum Village are organizing a pilgrimage on the path of St. Francis, with the help of the Franciscan monastic community and the lay friends. We will have the opportunity to experience returning to a state of simplicity,

Day of Mindfulness

Walking meditation in front of the big bell

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the whole Plum Village community. The teaching will be given by a Senior Plum Village Dharma Teacher.

“One Buddha is not Enough” Retreat

A Monastic led retreat on the theme of “One Buddha is not Enough” held on Holy Isle, off the Scottish island of Arran. KEY INFO 16 May 2019 – 23 May 2019 Centre for World Peace, Lamlash Bay, Isle of Arran, KA27 8GB **This retreat is now fully booked** Following the wonderful Monastic led retreat

Day of Mindfulness

Walking meditation in front of the big bell

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the whole Plum Village community. The teaching will be given by a Senior Plum Village Dharma Teacher.

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.

Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the whole Plum Village community. The teaching will be given by a Senior Plum Village Dharma Teacher.

Being Peace Retreat

All age national retreat with monastics from Plum Village Join Sister Annabel and Brother Phap Lai for our our monastic-led family and all ages retreat at Stourbridge from May 27th to May 31st 2019. KEY INFO 27 May 2019 – 31 May 2019 Old Swinford Hospital School, Stourbridge, DY8 1QX £140 – £410 The Monastic-led

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.

Business Retreat

Plum Village would like to warmly invite you to participate in their 2019 International Business Retreat. This retreat follows the very successful inaugural International Business Retreat of 2017, where 184 participants, representing 26 countries from around the world came together to strengthen their energy of mindfulness, concentration and insight and to develop their innate potential in conscious and compassionate leadership. The 2019 retreat will build further upon a series of talks given to business leaders by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and continue to develop his vision of applied ethics for the world of business.

Neuroscience Retreat

A special retreat focused on integrating mindfulness practice and research with the fields of neuroscience, neurofeedback and trauma therapy. The intention behind this retreat is to bring together thought leaders in the field of mindfulness, neuroscience and trauma therapy, in a relaxed yet concentrated spirit, to nurture collaboration between monastics and scientists.

Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the whole Plum Village community. The teaching will be given by a Senior Plum Village Dharma Teacher.

Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the whole Plum Village community. The teaching will be given by a Senior Plum Village Dharma Teacher.

Summer Volunteer Program

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

Summer Retreat 2019

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 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.

German Retreat

Summer Retreat with almost 100 monks and nuns from the EIAB and Plum Village We are pleased to announce that Sister Chan Khong, Thay Phap An, Sr Chan Duc, Sr Dieu Nghiem, Thay Phap Ung, Brother Phap Xa and Sr Bi Nghiem will hold the Dharma lectures and also Dharma exchange Groups – among many

Wake Up Earth 2019

How can we respond to the recent surge in intolerance, hatred, and isolationism in the world with brotherhood and sisterhood, our feet rooted firmly in the Earth and our minds free from judgment and anger? Young people (18-35 year olds) from around Europe and the world are warmly invited to gather in Plum Village for

Day of Mindfulness

RESTING IN THE HERE AND NOW 11.08.2019 A Day of Mindfulness A Dharma Talk and other meditation practices led by the monks and nuns of Plum Village. Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Doors open at 09.00 Language of Dharma talk: English with translation into German A day of mindfulness is a wonderful opportunity to be able

Dutch Retreat

Summer Retreat with almost 100 monks and nuns from the EIAB and Plum Village We are pleased to announce that Sister Chan Khong, Thay Phap An, Sr Chan Duc, Sr Dieu Nghiem, Thay Phap Ung, Brother Phap Xa and Sr Bi Nghiem will hold the Dharma lectures and also Dharma exchange Groups – among many

Vietnamese Day of Mindfulness

A Day of Mindfulness 18.08.2019 A Dharma Talk and other meditation practices led by the monks and nuns of Plum Village. Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Doors open at 09.00 Language of Dharma talk: Vietnamese A day of mindfulness is a wonderful opportunity to be able to devote ourselves to mindful living in its many aspects.