Rains Retreat

The 90-day Rains Retreat is an annual retreat whose origins date back to the time of the Buddha. It is a time for Buddhist monastics to deepen their studies, practice, healing, and transformation. In Plum Village, we also welcome lay friends to join us and participate in the 90-days of practice alongside the monastics. This creates a joyful, community experience, and a time for collective healing and transformation.

A Unique Experience

The Rains Retreat is a great chance to stay longer in Plum Village, with a full and stable program of practice. It’s an opportunity to get to know the Plum Village community and our way of life better, and it’s a good way to explore whether you may like to stay on longer in 2023. 

The Rains Retreat is a wonderful way to deepen your personal practice of mindfulness in the context of community. The emphasis is on practicing as a community as we live, practice, study, and serve.

More about the Rains Retreat at Plum Village

Register for one week

For single women

For single men

For couples

Register for two weeks

For single women

For single men

For couples

Register for 3 months

For single woman

In Lower Hamlet
[hamlet of the nuns]

** Fully booked: A waiting list has now opened **

In New Hamlet
[hamlet of the nuns]

**Fullly booked: A waiting list has now opened**

For single men

In Upper Hamlet [hamlet of the monks]

**Fully booked: A waiting list has now opened**

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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