What to Wear

what-to-wear copyPlum Village is a mindfulness practice center and monastery, home to many cultures from both East and West. To respect and support our collective energy of practice, we ask everyone to wear modest, loose-fitting clothes at all times.

Please wear only clothes that fully cover your shoulders, chest, back, arms (to the elbow) and legs past the knees. Women may find a light shawl handy in Summer. Please do not wear shorts, hot pants, tank tops, skimpy dresses and so on. Save these for the beach! If your clothing is too revealing, you may not be able to enter the Meditation Halls. These are sacred spaces.

Simple, casual clothing, that’s easy to wash, is best.

You may like to bring something nice to wear for formal lunches, tea meditations or other festivals.

Please note: If you are coming in Winter, we recommend you bring plenty of layered clothes for wet, windy and cold weather, as well as for our drafty, modest accommodation.