Generosity in Action Retreat

Are you skilled in building, renovation, or construction, and would like to come and practise with the sisters of the New Hamlet while offering your skills to help us renovate our Plum Blossom House?

Not a regular retreat

If you are not skilled in building, renovation, or construction you can join us for the Winter Retreat instead, which is going on at the same time. read more >>

The New Hamlet sisters are happy to announce that thanks to the generous support of friends near and far, we have begun part of our new nunnery project. The Plum Blossom House, which will be our study and health area, is being insulated and re-roofed right now.

To continue, we are calling friends who are in the building and construction professions, and anyone skilled in building to support us to renovate this house. We will work and practise side by side in a special “Generosity in Action” retreat.

Proposed schedule

 5:30 Wake up
 6:00 Morning sitting
 7:00 Exercise
 7:45 Breakfast together
 9:00 Generosity in Action/Mindful Service
12:30 Lunch
15:00 Generosity in Action/Mindful Service
17:30 Dinner
20:00 Evening sitting

Each week, we will participate in two mindfulness days together with the fourfold Sangha of Plum Village and enjoy “lazy day” on Mondays.


As part of French law, we are required to ask for a minimum of 10% of the normal contribution fee. This amounts to €100 for 1 week, or €150 Euros for 2 weeks.


If you would like to join us, please click the link below to fill up the application. Kindly allow us approximately 2 weeks to get back to you about the result of your application.

Please contact the registration office: for more information.