Plum Village is a Buddhist Monastic Institution and our residents are mostly nuns and monks. Ours is a four-fold practice center where Lay practitioners are always welcome to come and practice with us. Every year many people come to Plum Village to practice the art of mindful living. Their visits may be as short as a few days for Day of Mindfulness or one week, three weeks (the bi-annual 21-Day Retreat), fours weeks (the Summer Opening Retreat in July), or as long as three months (the Monastic Rains Retreat, also known as the Winter Retreat).
Occasionally we receive requests from friends who wish to come to Plum Village to practice mindful living for an extended period of time.