Wake Up retreat (18-35 years old)

Facing Inner Restlessness

“When you produce peace and happiness in yourself, you begin to realize peace for the whole world. With the smile that you produce in yourself, with the conscious breathing you establish within yourself, you begin to work for peace in the world.

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

General information

  • Day :
  • Wednesday , 12 june 2024 (check in starts at 15h00)
  • Sunday, 16 June 2024 (departure at 16.00)
  • Language: English and French 
  • Venue : Healing Spring Monastery (map)
  • Dharma Teacher : Dharma Teachers of  La Maison de l’inspir and La source guérissante brothers & sisters 
  • Meal : 3 meals a day (vegan)

What is a Wake Up Retreat?

Waking up amidst the complexities of polycrisis challenges us deeply. Can we truly contribute to change while finding peace in the midst of chaos? Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh’s wisdom unfolds in the integration of mind and body—a transformative journey where daily activities become gateways to live deeply. Cultivating mindfulness in both realms allows us to be fully alive in each moment, from daily activities to profound reflections. Beyond personal enrichment, these teachings extend to the capacity of  turning stress-laden environments into peaceful sanctuaries. This retreat focuses on Plum Village’s foundational mindfulness practices, offering tangible applications for daily life and nourishing our well-being amid today’s world.

Who can participate?

Those who are 18 to 35 years old, any background, have aspiration in Practicing Mindfulness whether you are experienced practitioners or Beginners. 

In this retreat, the Monastery will welcome all genders.

LGBTQIA+

If you are identified yourself as Queer / having queer experience, and you would like to be in the group with other Queer folks (the group will speak English), please write “QUEER – English” in the comments of the registration form. !!!Please Note that the numbers will be limited due to the number of our queer facilitators. 

Note : 

  • We regret that we won’t be able to include allies this time.
  • We need your understanding if the accommodation and the registration may not be very LGBTQIA+friendly. We will continue to learn and evolve.

How is the schedule? 

During this retreat, we will have a chance to practice Sitting Meditation, walking meditation, mindful meal, service to the community, sharing and teachings. Our morning generally starts at +/- 6 o’clock and noble silence will start at 21.30 until the next morning after washing the dishes of the breakfast.

Contribution 

The contribution of this retreat will be around 60€ – 110 € per night depending on the accommodations. Your reservation will be officially confirmed only if you pay your contribution.

All the Contribution is a donation that will help the monastery to support our service in sustaining the monastic communities, maintaining the building of the monastery, and allow us to support participants who have financial difficulty to join the retreat. 

We don’t want that financial situation to become an obstacle for someone to practice. There will be no 100% scholarship but we will give a reduction accordingly. Please write to us if you really need help. inscriptions@sourceguerissante.fr

Register now

The registration will be open on March 12, 2024

Registration is not yet available, please return to this page.

(Note: All of our programs embrace the nature of impermanence, if the condition is not sufficient the elements of the retreat may be adjusted, be rescheduled or be canceled)

Once you register you will be guided through the whole process step by step.

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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