February 24 to February 28, 2021

Connecting Live with Plum Village Monastery, France


Five Days to Deepen Mindfulness

This is a special retreat for climate activists, social activists, activists in other fields and anyone working to create a healthy and compassionate society. Activism carries the risks of burnout, interpersonal conflict, emotional exhaustion, and despair. As antidotes, we’ll explore how to truly listen to our hearts, restore balance and harmony in our life, and find the strength and inspiration we need to build collaborative communities and realize our collective aspiration.

This retreat is offered by Plum Village monks nuns and laypeople trained by Thich Nhat Hanh a Zen Master and peace activist. Thich Nhat Hanh pioneered “Engaged Buddhism” where mindfulness and meditation support concrete action for a better world. The mindfulness practices he and his community teach, have been road-tested in times of war and conflict. This retreat aims to support you to take care of yourself so can sustain your care for the world around you.


Please familiarize yourself with the curriculum below, so you can organize your time to join the full program.

Please take some time before the retreat starts, to follow these sections (links below):

"Before the Retreat Starts"

"The Secret to Enjoying Your Retreat"


We look forward to seeing you on-screen soon.

Calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh

Retreat Program

  Before the Retreat Starts...
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  The Secret to Enjoying Your Retreat
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  The Five Mindfulness Trainings
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  Cooking is an act of love
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  Tuesday 23rd February, 2021: Testing your connection
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  Wednesday 24th Feb " Going against the Stream"
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  Thursday 25th Feb " Laying down the Sword"
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  Friday 26th Feb. " The Power of collective Action"
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  Saturday 27th Feb "Question & Answer"
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  Sunday 28th Feb " Cutting Through Illusion
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  Continuing the Journey
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