Mindful Health & Wellness Retreat

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Date(s): Aug. 12, 2016 - Aug. 19, 2016
Language: English / French

Upper Hamlet - Plum Village

health retreat nuns running through vineyards

The retreat will include long walks through country lanes

Upper Hamlet will be hosting a special “Mindful Health and Wellness Retreat” August 12-19, 2016.

You are warmly invited to join us for an exploration of mindfulness and its relationship to health, wellness and body centred practices.

This Mindful Health and Wellness Retreat offers a full program that allows you to cultivate awareness through movement, stillness, relaxation, mindful consumption and meditation in the Plum Village tradition. There will be daily sessions of sitting meditation, total relaxation, walking meditation and a variety of workshops.

We will develop our spiritual energy by nourishing ourselves through community life, meditation and dharma talks from Plum Village monastic dharma teachers. Younger monastics will contribute through their presence and their sharings on basic practices. The beautiful environment of Plum Village, extended hikes through the fields and forests, and the loving and understanding atmosphere of the community are refreshing and healing for body and spirit.

This retreat will explore a variety of themes, including: Cultivating mindfulness and releasing tensions through movement, the power of living in community, and the restoration of our connection to Mother Earth through mindful breathing and walking.

Some Practical Information

  • You may like to view or download the Program for the Mindful Health & Wellness Retreat here.
  • This Mindful Health and Wellness Retreat is open to all men, women and couples. Everyone will stay in the Upper Hamlet. The Lower Hamlet and New Hamlet of Plum Village will be closed during this time.
  • This retreat is open only to those aged 18 years and older. We are not able to offer a children’s or teens’ program during this retreat. Programs for children and teens are offered at Plum Village in July only, during our special annual Summer Opening Retreat. If you wish to take your children on a retreat in August, Plum Village monastics will offer children’s and teens’ programs in English, German and Dutch at the EIAB in Germany. You are welcome to join us there.



The reservation for this Wellness and Health Retreat is full. If you are interested please visit us during Autumn Retreat.