Christmas & New Year Celebrations

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Date(s): Dec. 20, 2014 - Jan. 03, 2015
Language: English / French

Plum Village - all hamlets

Thay-and-santa 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 deeply moving celebrations on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. It is a time to truly “come home”, to enjoy profound dharma talks and the strong energy of togetherness as a spiritual family.

Thich Nhat Hanh Parallel Verse 2013We continue our daily practice of sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating and mindful working, with some adaptions to reflect this joyful time of year. The fairly intense Winter Retreat schedule becomes more flexible during these two weeks to allow time to enjoy carolling, sitting around the stoves and fireplaces, decorating our hamlets, or preparing special dishes and performances.

Christmas Week:

Saturday 20th to Saturday 27th December.

New Year Week:

Saturday 27th December to Saturday 3rd January.

You are welcome to stay for one or two weeks. To support a harmonious and stable collective energy, please do not arrive or depart on any other days. Although there will be no guided program or special activities for children, families are welcome to join us.

To get a flavour of the experience, you may like to read this blogpost by one of our guests last year.

We hope you enjoy this little glimpse of monastics singing at last year’s Christmas celebration:

Single women and couples



Single women and couples


Single men and couples