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Plum Village, the Buddhist monastery created by Thich Nhat Hanh and Chan Khong in 1982, has started taking booking for its online meditation retreat.

Thich Nhat Hanh [Vitenamese Thien Buddhist monk and peace activist and one of the best meditation teachers ever] once dreamt of creating an online monastery, and now it is happening. The Plum Village virtual weekend retreats will be streaming live from France.

Brother Phap Xa will be leading a deep listening dharma sharing circle.

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At this time of year, the Plum Village monastery would be receiving visitors from all around the world for its usual annual Summer Opening Retreat, one of the world’s best meditation retreats. However, due to the current global situation, the village will not open this year and instead the brothers and sisters will be presenting an online meditation retreat to share Thich Nhat Hanh’s teachings.

Two more weekend retreats will be happening, and they will offer Buddhists and meditators the opportunity to spent time online with the monastics at Plum Village, along with a community of mindfulness thought leaders.

At a time when many people are looking for ways to do DIY meditation retreats at home, this offers the perfect opportunity.

The online meditation retreat will include guided meditations, relaxation exercises, discussions,  and lots of resources to help people learn more about mindfulness.

 The Plum Village Online Meditation Retreat Schedule

Friday – Sunday 10,11,12 July

“Cooling the Flames: The Art of Cultivating Calm, Compassion and Courage in Ourselves and in the World”

This program will focus on overcome fear, anxiety, and other negative emotions. It will also teach attendants how to create compassion.

“The Art of Awakened Living: transforming habits, refreshing relationships and reclaiming our freedom”

This program focuses on cultivating mindfulness and creating personal freedom.

As a huge fan of Thich Nhat Hanh, I’m very excited by this new weekend retreat series. It should be absolutely fantastic! You can book here.

You might also be interested in taking these free Buddhist online courses.


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One Response

  1. I have read many of Thich Nhat Hanh’s books and about 4 years ago I went for a 30-day retreat at Plum Village. I was going through a rough time and the teaching I receive on meditation helped me see through the difficulties I was facing. If you have never managed to do a retreat because you can’t travel etc this would be the perfect opportunty to benefit form some of the wisdom of the teachers at Plum Village in France.

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