Winter Retreat 2017-18

You’re warmly invited to join us this Winter for stays of one week (Upper Hamlet and New Hamlet only), two weeks or more during our Annual Three-Months Monastic Retreat. The Winter 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 winter is a cosy time of living, practising and working together as a 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 Plum Village Dharma Teacher, as part of our Winter Retreat 2017 – 2018.

(Lay) Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the lay community. A senior Plum Village Dharma Teacher will come to offer teaching, but for the rest the day is organized by the lay retreatants that are attending the 90 day winter 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 Plum Village Dharma Teacher, as part of our Winter Retreat 2017 – 2018.

(Lay) Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the lay community. A senior Plum Village Dharma Teacher will come to offer teaching, but for the rest the day is organized by the lay retreatants that are attending the 90 day winter 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 Plum Village Dharma Teacher, as part of our Winter Retreat 2017 – 2018.

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, as part of our Winter Retreat 2017 – 2018.

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.

Mindfulness Ski Retreat in Andorra

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

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

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

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.