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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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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Awake to Life – 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

Young people (16-35 year olds) from around Europe and the world are warmly invited to gather in Plum Village for a joyful and transformative week, from the 11th to the 18th of August 2017, to explore our connection to the Earth in this international Wake Up Retreat.

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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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Patience is a Mark of Love – Dutch Retreat (with kids program)

Aug 14, 2017 until Aug 19, 2017 Language: English or Dutch with consecutive translation. Patience is a Mark of Love – Dutch Retreat (with kids program) Almost 100 monastics from Plum Village and the EIAB will support the big EIAB summer retreats this August; Spaces still available; Reductions possible Registration until 07 August 2017 It is

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Mindful Health & Wellness Retreat

New Hamlet will be hosting a special “Mindful Health and Wellness Retreat”, an exploration of mindfulness and its relationship to health, wellness and body centered practices. This retreat is fully booked, registration is closed.

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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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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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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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Autumn Retreat

You are warmly invited to join us at Plum Village to experience mindful community living this Autumn. The schedule is somewhat lighter than the Summer or Winter, with time and space to simply enjoy the monastery atmosphere and the beautiful autumn landscape, some personal quiet time or restful walks.

Please note that the end-date for our Autumn Retreat may be adjusted by a week or so. Please contact our registration offices before making travel arrangements.

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