The four-week Summer Opening is Plum Village’s largest and most festive retreat.
The Summer Opening is a time to be nourished by deep yet accessible teachings on the art of mindful living; to enjoy the peace and beauty summer countryside; and to celebrate the joy of community.
We welcome families, couples and individuals of all ages, and all nationalities, to join us for 1 to 4 weeks during this joyful time of living mindfully together.
Plum Village monks and nuns will offer special programs for children, teens and young adults. Please read more about bringing your children and teens to Plum Village before registering.
You can choose to come for one, two, three or four weeks. Arrival and departure is on Fridays only:
Week 1: Friday July 6th – Friday July 13th
Week 2: Friday July 13th – Friday July 20nd
Week 3: Friday July 20nd – Friday July 27th
Week 4: Friday July 27th – Friday August 3th
Since Plum Village generally hosts over 400 participants per week (spread out over our five hamlets), we recommend that you register early, and at the latest by June 1st, to ensure a space. If you are considering bringing your children, please first read more about our Children’s and Teens’ Programs.
Please note: It is not possible to offer translation in the children’s program. Please have compassion for your child and the children program staff and register in the hamlet where the children’s program in your language is taking place.