Nourishing Roots and Blossoming Branches Tour
Join a group of eight Plum Village brothers and sisters as we crisscross the British Isles and Ireland to lead retreats, Days of Mindfulness, mindful walks, sangha building events … coming together to practice “live”, to sustain Plum Village (the “roots”) and to raise funds for the UK Being Peace Practice Centre (the “blossoming branch”).
Five Weeks on the Road
Tour map with dates and locations
Arriving on the shores of the West country we will hold the first events surrounded by the moors of Dartmoor.
We then drive on for a family camping retreat in the New Forest, followed by a stopover for an Evening of Mindfulness in Brighton, and then make for the dreaming spires of Cambridge, to share our practice with students of all ages.
Heading north: one group to York and Hebden Bridge for a mini Educators’ retreat, the other to the Lake District to offer practice surrounded by the mountains’ silence and still lakes.
Meeting up again in Durham for events with schoolchildren, the University and a mindful picnic in the cathedral cloisters, we then head for Edinburgh to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Thay’s visit.
We then cross the water to hold a 5-day retreat on Holy Isle, accompanied by the sound of the rising tide and sea otters playing in the waves.
Once more crossing the water, this time for events in Northern Ireland, followed by a retreat in Donegal, sharing the practice in Cork, and a Day of Mindfulness in Dublin.
Across the Irish Sea to offer the practice on the wild Welsh coast, and ending the tour in London for a weekend of events including an evening for BIPOC practitioners.
Jump To Registration
For more information and how to register, please watch out for news:
- Plum Village UK: https://plumvillage.uk
- Mindfulness Ireland: https://www.mindfulnessireland.ie
See you soon!