Spring Retreat

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Date(s): Mar. 20, 2015 - Jun. 26, 2015
Language: English / French / Vietnamese

Plum Village - all hamlets

spring1The Spring Retreat is a wonderful opportunity to practice renewal and transformation with our residential community of over 200 monks, nuns and lay practitioners.

We invite you to join us for a deep experience of mindful living for a one-week or two-week retreat, as Mother Earth stirs from slumber and new blossoms begin to appear. The Spring Retreat is a wonderful time to come to relax and refresh yourself in the peaceful atmosphere and light energy of the community.

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 practising 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.

Practical information

  • We will be open to receive guests starting Friday, March 20th.
  • Please plan your travel so you can arrive and depart Plum Village on a Friday, when each new Spring Retreat Week begins (this minimises the disturbance to everyone already on retreat with us).
  • Please plan your retreat a few weeks in advance so you will have enough time to register and receive confirmation.

Please note: the Spring Retreat excludes these two special weeks:

Friday April 3 – April 10: Francophone retreat (separate registration here)
Friday April 11 – April 16: Closed to guests


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