21-Day Service Retreat

Every other year Plum Village offers the 21-Day Retreat for friends from all over the world. The next 21-Day Retreat will be in June 2020. We would like to invite experienced practitioners in Plum Village tradition to come and support us as volunteers. Your help is essential as the monastics alone is not enough to take care of all the needs in the retreat, such as guiding mindful service, translation, transportation and in other areas.

Volunteers will arrive a few days before the retreat starts in order to settle down, meet the monastics and the volunteer team. In these few days, we will come together to learn, practice, play, cultivate our togetherness and prepare for the retreat. During the retreat the monastics will guide and support you. Volunteers will also stay a few extra days after the retreat to help us and to join the farewell gathering. The arrival and departure days are May 27th and June 24th.

Volunteers must provide a copy of the ID card, the proof of health insurance and visa if needed. Please note that we cannot consider your application if you have not been to Plum Village or one of our other practice centres before. If you are interested to join us please fill out the form below. Please be patient with us as it may take us a few weeks to get back to you.

For more information please write to us at the following address :

Single men & couples:

Upper Hamlet : volunteers@plumvillage.org

Single women & couples:

(New Hamlet already has enough volunteers for this retreat)

(Lower Hamlet already has enough volunteers for this retreat)