Spring Retreat

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Date(s): Mar. 15, 2019 - Jun. 21, 2019
Language: English / French / Vietnamese

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We invite you to visit Plum Village during our Spring Retreat, to experience a wonderful opportunity to practice renewal and transformation with our residential community of over 200 monks, nuns and lay practitioners.

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You are welcome to join us for a deep experience of mindful living for a one-week or two-week stay, as Mother Earth stirs from slumber and new blossoms begin to appear. Spring is a time to come to relax and refresh yourself in the peaceful atmosphere and light energy of the community.

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We offer all our guests an “orientation” into our basic mindfulness practices upon arrival, and from then on the week unfolds relaxingly and naturally, as everyone joins the stream of community life, living and practicing together.

In the Spring Retreat we have sessions of mindful community service in the grounds and gardens, and we also have more sitting and chanting sessions than in our “Special Retreats” such as the Summer Retreat or other themed retreats.

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Dates for Spring Retreat 2019

As we also host some special retreats in spring, the general spring opening has been divided in three sections:

  • Spring Retreat: Friday 15 March – Friday 05 April
    We invite all guests to arrive and depart on Fridays.
  • Francophone Retreat: Saturday 13 April –Saturday 20 April
    All Hamlets. We’ll be closed to new arrivals from 21 – 25 April following this large retreat
  • Spring Retreat: Friday 26 April  – Friday 24 May
    We invite all guests to arrive and depart on Fridays.
    Please note: in the week from Friday 26th April to Friday 3rd May New Hamlet offers all activities in English en Vietnamese. 
  • Happy Farm Experience Week: Friday 17 May – Friday 24 May
    In Upper Hamlet and Lower Hamlet, simultaneously with the regular Spring Retreat.
  • Business Retreat in Lower Hamlet and Upper Hamlet: Saturday 01 June – Saturday 08 June
  • Mindful Cooking Retreat in New Hamlet: Saturday 01 June – Saturday 08 June
    Plum Village will be closed to new arrivals from June 9 – 14.
  • Spring Retreat: Friday 14 June – Friday 21 June
    We invite all guests to arrive and depart on Fridays.
    Please note: Upper Hamlet is not hosting a Spring Retreat between Friday 14th-Friday 21st June.


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