Happy Farm Experience Week

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Date(s): May. 11, 2018 - May. 18, 2018

Upper Hamlet - Plum Village

The Upper Hamlet and Happy Farm are delighted to announce the first date for our twice annual ‘Happy Farm experience week’. These special weeks will offer you a unique experience combining a weeks retreat in Upper Hamlet with our community and a special hands on experience of helping us on our organic farm. The Happy Farm is a project of organic agriculture within our mindfulness practice community. Volunteers and retreatants in the Plum Village Meditation Practice Centre experience first-hand the interconnection between earth, rain, sun and seed with the hand and food of the farmer. The farms use a variety of organic methods. The Happy Farms’ volunteer teams practise mindfulness in our work as part of our vision of promoting wellbeing for individual, society and the earth.


We hope you will be happy to join us for service meditation in the afternoon on four days during the week when we will enjoy bringing mindfulness to our organic farming work for three hours each session. During the week we will share and experience together what it means to bring mindfulness to our work. We will enjoy Plum Village mindfulness practices such as sitting meditation, walking meditation and Dharma or Farmer sharing during the week. At the end of the week we will celebrate together to say thank you for your presence and practice with us.

You will stay either in West Lake Guest House right beside the Happy Farm or you will camp or stay in your camper van at the Happy Farm or in Upper Hamlet. You will enjoy the full normal weekly schedule in Upper Hamlet and also enjoy your meals in Upper Hamlet also.

As the Upper Hamlet is the home to our Monastic Brothers this week is either for single men (staying in West Lake Guest House or camping/ campervan) and couples who will camp or stay in their camper van.