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.

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.

The Path of Happiness, hiking retreat

Life, Liberty and the Path of Happiness Healing Steps on the Appalachian Trail Walk with Us Our aspiration is to create a mobile monastery and practice center, while connecting deeply to the healing energy of nature through our mindful steps. We will walk mindfully along the Appalachian trail from Blue Cliff Monastery in New York

Plum Village Japan Teaching Tour

Thirteen monastics from Plum Village France, AIAB, and Thailand Center will join the annual teaching tour to Japan. The highlight of the tour is the four-day family retreat at the foot of Mount Fuji. There will also be screenings of WALK WITH ME in Tokyo, Kyoto, and Fukuoka, Mindfulness Hub in the heart of Tokyo,

True Freedom, True Home Tour 2018

Our fourfold delegation will explore the Middle East, make connections and lay the foundation for Wake Up retreats and activities both in Israel and Palestine

Original Fear and Original Desire Retreat

Two sisters from Plum Village come to Vriendenhuis Nooitgedacht to lead this retreat, to practice stopping with us and look deeply into our Original Fear and Original Desire

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

Walk With Me In Indonesia

“The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air, but simply walking on this earth.” but on this beautiful path, I walk in peace. With each step, the wind blows. With each step, a flower blooms.” Mindfulness Retreat You are warmly invited to join Mindfulness Retreat for 5 days and practice the

Happy Farm Experience Week

This special weeks will offer you a unique experience combining a weeks retreat in Upper 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 Dharma teacher as part of our spring retreat.

Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the whole Plum Village community. The teaching will be given by a senior Dharma teacher as part of our spring retreat.

Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the whole Plum Village community. The teaching will be given by a senior Dharma teacher as part of our spring retreat.

Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the whole Plum Village community. The teaching will be given by a senior Dharma teacher as part of our spring retreat.

Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the whole Plum Village community. The teaching will be given by a senior Dharma teacher as part of our spring retreat.

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.

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.

Finding Peace in the Midst of Change – German Retreat

Big 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, Sister Chan Duc, Sister Dieu Nghiem, Thay Phap Ung, Thay Phap Xa, and Sister Bi Nghiem will hold the Dharma lectures and also Dharma exchange groups – among

Wake Up Earth 2018

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 (16-35 year olds) from around Europe and the world are warmly invited to gather in Plum Village for

Day of Mindfulness in the EIAB

12.08.  DISCOVERING LIFE’S MIRACLES Day of Mindfulness A Dharma Talk and other meditation practices led by the monks and nuns of Plum Village.The teaching will be given by a senior Dharma teacher. Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Doors open at 09.00. Register only on our website: www.eiab.eu.

Nourishing the Happiness Within – Dutch Retreat

Big 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, Sister Chan Duc, Sister Dieu Nghiem, Thay Phap Ung, Thay Phap Xa, and Sister Bi Nghiem will hold the Dharma lectures and also Dharma exchange groups – among

Vietnamese Day of Mindfulness in the EIAB

A Dharma Talk and other meditation practices led by the monks and nuns of Plum Village.The teaching will be given by a senior Dharma teacher in Vietnamese.