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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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 & 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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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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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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Aug 13, 2017 until Aug 13, 2017 Language: English with German Translation EIAB D.O.M  Staying Calm in Difficult Times- A Day of Mindfulness   A Dharma Talk and other meditation practices led by the monks and nuns of Plum Village. The Dharma talk at 10.00 will be in English with consecutive German Translation. Time: 10

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Dutch Retreat ( with kids program)

Aug 14, 2017 until Aug 19, 2017 Language: English or Dutch with consecutive translation. Dutch Retreat ( with kids program) Patience is a Mark of Love Registration until 07 August 2017 Dutch Retreat with the monks and nuns from the EIAB and Plum Village We are always coming up against our own limitations as well as those

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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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Awakening Together USA Tour 2017

Join us for retreats, public talks, and days of mindfulness this fall in New York, California, New Mexico and Mississippi.

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Plum Village R&R (closed to guests)

After a long summer of retreats for thousands of people, Plum Village monastics and lay residents will take a week to rest and refresh themselves. Plum Village reopens with our Autumn Retreat, starting Friday September 8th.

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