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.

Retreats in Healing Spring Monastery

The Healing Spring Monastery, our new practice centre in the Paris region, organises retreats this Spring/Summer.

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.

Half 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.

Open House

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

Open House

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.

Open House

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 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

Mindful Health & Wellness Retreat

You are warmly invited to join us for an exploration of mindfulness and its relationship to health, wellness and body centered practices, hosted by New Hamlet.

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.

Rains Retreat

You’re warmly invited to join us this autumn for our annual Three-Months Rains Retreat. The Rains Retreat at Plum Village is a time for us to come to come back to ourselves, to practice looking deeply, and to strengthen our spiritual roots. It’s an opportunity for lay practitioners to offer their practice and helping hands and live with the community for 90 days or for one or two weeks.