This is an experimental retreat—we're only just learning how to offer the essence of our family retreats online. Senior Dharma teachers Sister Hương Nghiêm, Brother Pháp Dung, Sister Kính Nghiêm, Sister Thệ Nghiêm, Sister Đẳng Nghiêm, Brother Pháp Không, Brother Mãn Tuệ, Brother Pháp Lưu, Sister Bội Nghiêm, Sister Trì Nghiêm, Brother Ngộ Không and other monks and nuns will offer teachings to parents, teens and children on how to practice mindfulness with our loved ones, how to reconcile conflict, and how to create conditions for happiness and peace in our family. Monks and nuns from centers in North America and Europe will facilitate sessions for children, with circle songs, games, and central Plum Village practices like mindful breathing, how to become a bell master, pebble meditation, and the Two Promises. We will also have hangout sessions for teens with games and informal sharing.
We are aware that as a family this has been a difficult year, and we hope to offer you this space to connect with other families, to refresh your relationships, and to help you make mindfulness practice an integral part of your family's life.
Please read the "Beforehand" section below carefully to learn how to prepare your house for the retreat, find the schedule for your time zone, and to find suggestions on how to establish an agreement with your family to bring Plum Village home for this week.
Note that this retreat will take place entirely in English. We hope in the future to provide a retreat like this in multiple languages. The retreat is designed for families to follow live in American and European/African time zones. Please check the PDF appropriate to your time zone in the curriculum below to get a feel for the schedule of the live retreat. Note that, though we encourage everyone to participate in the live activities, all talks, presentations and guided meditations will be available on-demand afterwards.
Over the coming weeks we will be sending updates through Teachable about the retreat. If you opt in to receiving instructional and promotional emails when you sign up, you will be sure to receive these updates. If not, make sure to check the this course's curriculum regularly before the retreat starts for any updates/changes to the schedule.
Below we have a price scale of three tiers in US dollars and Euros. If none of these are appropriate for your family, please contact us at [email protected].