Rains Retreat 2018: 90 day retreat

You’re warmly invited to join us this Autumn for our Annual Three-Months Monastic Retreat. This 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 to support the retreat. With shorter days and cooler nights, the autumn is a cosy time of living, practising and working together as a community.

Winter Retreat in the Healing Spring Monastery

The winter retreat at the Healing Spring Monastery will be open to lay people, either for the three months of the retreat, or for a shorter period of time (mindfulness day, weekend or week of retreat). Visit the Healing Spring Monastery website for more information: Preparation for our Winter Retreat 2018-2019

2019 Retreat Program

The program of our major retreats for 2019.

Christmas & New Year Celebrations

Upper Hamlet meditation hall during Christmas 2017

You are warmly invited to join us for one or two weeks during the Christmas and New Year period. It is a very special time of year in Plum Village, with music and singing, as well as mindfulness practices and moving celebrations on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. It is a time to enjoy dharma talks and the strong energy of togetherness as a spiritual family.

Plum Village closed to guests

After the three months of the Rains Retreat, and holiday retreats, Plum Village monastery will be close for resting period. During this time there are no Days of Mindfulness on Thursday and Sunday. Our weekly retreat and Day of Mindfulness will be reopen mid January 2019.  Please visit us durning this time. Thank you for

Winter Retreat

You are warmly invited to join us at Plum Village to experience mindful community living for a one-week or two-week retreat this Winter. Winter is a peaceful time in Plum Village, with a full daily program of mindful activities (sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating and so on).

Lunar New Year (Tết)

You are welcome to join the Plum Village community for our celebrations of the Lunar New Year, or “Tết” – the most important festival in Vietnamese culture. Please note that our formal practices of sitting meditation, walking meditation and silent meals are suspended, and replaced with informal practice. Therefore this week is appropriate for those already familiar with Plum Village practice.

Great Ordination Ceremonies

A special week of formal ceremonies to transmit precepts to monks, nuns, lay men and lay women. The usual Plum Village daily schedule is replaced with a special program where the whole community comes together every day from morning until late afternoon for various ceremonies.

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.

Mindfulness Ski Retreat in Andorra

Mindfulness ski retreat in the mountains of Grandvalira, Andorra with monks and nuns from Plum Village.

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.

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.

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.

Summer Service Retreat

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