Big Summer-Retreat and day of mindfulness
with the monks and nuns from the EIAB and Plum Village

Big Summer-Retreats and day of mindfullness with almost 100 monks and nuns from the EIAB and Plum Village

We are pleased to announce that Sister Chan Khong, Thay Phap An, Sr Chan Duc, Sr Dieu Nghiem, Thay Phap Ung, Brother Phap Xa and Sr Bi Nghiem will hold the Dharma lectures and also Dharma exchange Groups - among many other experienced monks and nuns from Plum Village and the EIAB.

Summer Retreat 2017


Registration until 31 July 2017

07. - 12.08. Awake to Life

German Retreat with the monks and nuns from the EIAB and Plum Village

In order to live our life fully, we need to live in an awakened way. Then we shall be able to be aware of the great beauty and diversity of life and our relationships and our own presence in life will become meaningful . 

In this retreat we shall learn to be open to the riches as well as the difficulties of life in order to encounter everything with kindness and compassion.

We shall look deeply into our self in order to develop true love in our own life.

When we live in mindfulness it enables us to live in relationships which work because they are based on respect and loving speech and can bring us peace and freedom.

Most of the Dharma Talks will be in English with consecutive translation into German. There will be an English-speaking sharing group.

The Children’s programm will be in German. There will also be a teens programm where English and German will be spoken.

Notes:  In option 1 the ticket to the Day of Mindfulness is included. So you don't have to buy it separately. 

Registration until 05 August 2017 - click here

 13.08. Staying Calm in Difficult Times- A Day of Mindfulness 

A Dharma Talk and other meditation practices led by the monks and nuns of Plum Village.

The Dharma talk at 10.00 will be in English with consecutive German Translation.

Time: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.,Doors open at 09.00
Language of Dharma talk: English with translation into German

Registration only on our website:

More information in vietnamese

14. - 19.08. Patience is a Mark of Love

Registration until 07 August 2017

Dutch Retreat with the monks and nuns from the EIAB and Plum Village

We are always coming up against our own limitations as well as those of our family members, friends, work colleagues and people in society. We can often become impatient and critical when we come across weaknesses and shortcomings in ourselves and in others.

If we wish to train ourselves to be more patient we need to practise mindfulness. When we are  more patient we can learn to see and understand ourselves and others as we and they really are. When we can take a step back fro the situation we can recognise our own pain and the suffering of the other and deal with the situation with understanding and compassion.

Patience helps us to give the each other space, which we need in order to discover and develop our full potential. With the help of the practice of patience we can lead a life free of judgmentalism and find the ability to forgive.

In this retreat we want to nourish our patience from our heart rather than our intellect so that we can base our relationships on deep insight  and understanding in a loving way.

The Dharma Talks and other activities will be in English or Dutch with consecutive translation. 

There will be a children’s programme in Dutch and teens programme in Dutch and English.

Registration only by internet:

Registration until 07 August 2017- click here