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.

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.

Day of Mindfulness

Join us for a Day of Mindfulness with the whole Plum Village community. The teaching will be given by a senior Dharma teacher as part of our spring 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 Dharma teacher as part of our spring 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 Dharma teacher as part of our spring 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 Dharma teacher as part of our spring 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 Dharma teacher as part of our spring 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 Dharma teacher as part of our spring 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 Dharma teacher as part of our spring 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 Dharma teacher as part of our spring retreat.

Finding Peace in the Midst of Change – German Retreat

Big 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, Sister Chan Duc, Sister Dieu Nghiem, Thay Phap Ung, Thay Phap Xa, and Sister Bi Nghiem will hold the Dharma lectures and also Dharma exchange groups – among

Wake Up Earth 2018

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 (16-35 year olds) from around Europe and the world are warmly invited to gather in Plum Village for

Day of Mindfulness in the EIAB

12.08.  DISCOVERING LIFE’S MIRACLES Day of Mindfulness A Dharma Talk and other meditation practices led by the monks and nuns of Plum Village.The teaching will be given by a senior Dharma teacher. Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Doors open at 09.00. Register only on our website: www.eiab.eu.

Nourishing the Happiness Within – Dutch Retreat

Big 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, Sister Chan Duc, Sister Dieu Nghiem, Thay Phap Ung, Thay Phap Xa, and Sister Bi Nghiem will hold the Dharma lectures and also Dharma exchange groups – among

Vietnamese Day of Mindfulness in the EIAB

A Dharma Talk and other meditation practices led by the monks and nuns of Plum Village.The teaching will be given by a senior Dharma teacher in Vietnamese.

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.

Rains Retreat 2018: shorter visits

You’re warmly invited to join us this Autumn for stays of one week (Upper Hamlet and New Hamlet only), two weeks or more during 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.