Business Retreat

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Date(s): Jun. 01, 2019 - Jun. 08, 2019
Language: English / French

Upper Hamlet & Lower Hamlet

By focusing on our spiritual power, we can change our bottom line from pure profit to one that includes compassion. We don’t need to get rid of profit. Compassion can bring financial and political success.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Happy Leaders Change the World

Plum Village would like to warmly invite you to participate in their 2019 International Business Retreat. This retreat follows the very successful inaugural International Business Retreat of 2017, where 184 participants, representing 26 countries from around the world came together to strengthen their energy of mindfulness, concentration and insight and to develop their innate potential in conscious and compassionate leadership. The 2019 retreat will build further upon a series of talks given to business leaders by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and continue to develop his vision of applied ethics for the world of business.

Set in the beautiful Dordogne region of France, this week long retreat will offer you a precious opportunity to immerse yourself in this world-leading mindfulness practice community, helping you to relax, reconnect with yourself and experience the deep peace and power of the present moment.

Practicing alongside monastic and lay practitioners from around the world, you will develop the art of stopping and looking deeply, leading to transformation and healing first for yourself, then your organisation.
The retreat schedule will include walking meditation, mindful eating, sitting meditation, teachings from senior monastics, small group sharings and workshops, along with personal rest and journaling time.

  • Panel sharing during the 2017 Business Retreat.

Participants will also have a chance to enjoy silent practice from after the evening session through to the end of breakfast the following day. The intention of the retreat is to allow business leaders to connect with and nourish the key resource of any business, which is the human mind and it’s interconnectedness with everything around it.

Brother Phap Lai giving a talk during the previous edition of Business Retreat in 2017.

Together we will explore pathways towards creating more compassionate and conscious businesses, starting with ourselves.


The retreat is fully booked. Registration is now closed.