May 25 to May 30, 2021

Connecting Live with Plum Village Monastery, France


Five Days to Deepen Mindfulness

How can we handle the feelings of dread, loneliness and anger within us and around us? There is no “back to normal” in such an uncertain and complex world, so let’s not go back, let’s come together to build a more compassionate future. Join us to activate the inner power of mindfulness and learn how to transform our very difficulties into sources of energy and courage for the great regeneration ahead.

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"



We look forward to seeing you on-screen soon.

Calligraphy by Thich Nhat Hanh

Retreat Program

  Before the Retreat Starts...
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  Introduction to the Basic Practices
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  The Five Mindfulness Trainings
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  Tuesday May 25th 2021: Orientation
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  Wednesday May 26th "Warm Up Day 1"
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  Thursday May 27th "Warm Up Day 2"
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  Friday May 28th 2021: "The Art of Happiness and Suffering"
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  Saturday May 29th 2021: "Questions & Answers"
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  Sunday May 30th "Finding Peace in the Eye of the Storm"
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  Continuing the Journey
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