Retreat Program & Registration

We are very happy to present to you our upcoming program of mindful living retreats hosted by the Plum Village monastic community and led by Senior Dharma Teachers.

We warmly welcome you to come and practice with us, and experience the joy and peace of mindful living in community.

Dec 2018

Dec 21, 2018 until
Aug 03, 2019

english, french, vietnamese

2019 Retreat Program
The program of our major retreats for 2019.

Mar 2019

Mar 15, 2019 until
Jun 21, 2019

English / French / Vietnamese

Spring Retreat
The 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.

Apr 2019

Apr 13, 2019 until
Apr 20, 2019


Francophone Retreat
Plum Village will be hosting our annual Francophone Retreat over the Easter weekend, from the 10-17 April 2017. This is a joyful time for the community of Plum Village practitioners in France to gather together and deepen our practice.
Apr 26, 2019 until
May 03, 2019

Vietnamese & English

Tuần lễ dành cho người nói tiếng Việt - Vietnamese Week
Xin kính mời đồng bào về Xóm Mới tu học một tuần lễ với các sinh hoạt bằng tiếng Việt.

May 2019

May 17, 2019 until
May 24, 2019

English, French

Happy Farm Experience Week
This special weeks will offer you a unique experience combining a weeks retreat in Lower Hamlet with our community and a special hands on experience of helping us on our organic farm. The Happy Farm is a project of organic agriculture within our mindfulness practice community.

Jun 2019

Jun 01, 2019 until
Jun 08, 2019

English / French

Business Retreat
Plum Village would like to warmly invite you to participate in their 2019 International Business Retreat. This retreat follows the very successful inaugural International Business Retreat of 2017, where 184 participants, representing 26 countries from around the world came together to strengthen their energy of mindfulness, concentration and insight and to develop their innate potential in conscious and compassionate leadership. The 2019 retreat will build further upon a series of talks given to business leaders by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and continue to develop his vision of applied ethics for the world of business.
Jun 01, 2019 until
Jun 08, 2019

English / French (with translation) / Vietnamese

Mindful Cooking Retreat
In this retreat, together we’ll learn how to practice mindfulness while cooking and preparing food; how to cultivate healthy eating habits, as well as cultivating joy as nourishment, both for our selves and our loved ones.
Jun 14, 2019 until
Jun 21, 2019


Neuroscience Retreat
A special retreat focused on integrating mindfulness practice and research with the fields of neuroscience, neurofeedback and trauma therapy. The intention behind this retreat is to bring together thought leaders in the field of mindfulness, neuroscience and trauma therapy, in a relaxed yet concentrated spirit, to nurture collaboration between monastics and scientists.
Jun 28, 2019 until
Aug 04, 2019


Summer Service Retreat
Dear Friends, Every year, we offer four weeks of Summer Retreat to everyone, including families and children. The number of retreatants is great and the number of monastics is limited.  In order to meet the needs of our retreatants, we rely on many helping hands, especially from practitioners who have been practising in Plum Village tradition before. Serving as a volunteer can be a very rewarding and fulfilling experience. Volunteers practice mindfulness in a spirit [...]

Jul 2019

Jul 05, 2019 until
Aug 02, 2019

English, French, Vietnamese, Spanish, German, Dutch, Italian

Summer Retreat 2019
The Summer Retreat is Plum Village's largest and most festive retreat. It is a time to be nourished by deep yet accessible teachings, the peace and splendour of the summer countryside and the joy of community. We welcome families, couples and individuals of all ages, and all nationalities, to join us during this joyful and colourful time of living mindfully together. Plum Village monks and nuns will offer special programs for children, teens and young adults. It is a wonderful retreat for those new to mindfulness practice in the Plum Village tradition, as well as for anyone interested in mindful community life.

Aug 2019

Aug 09, 2019 until
Aug 16, 2019

English and French

Wake Up Earth 2018
How can we respond to the recent surge in intolerance, hatred, and isolationism in the world with brotherhood and sisterhood, our feet rooted firmly in the Earth and our minds free from judgment and anger? Young people (18-35 year olds) from around Europe and the world are warmly invited to gather in Plum Village for a joyful and transformative week, from the 9th to the 16th of August 2019, to explore our connection to the [...]