A retreat is an opportunity to enjoy simple and peaceful living, and to learn how to cultivate the energy of mindfulness.  Attending a retreat is a vital way to nourish our practice, deepen our awareness, and cultivate our compassion and kindness toward ourselves and others.

SnowFlower offers scholarships to assist SnowFlowers to go on retreat. Scholarships are available for all SnowFlower, regional retreats in the Plum Village Tradition, and visits/retreats to national Plum Village Monasteries. To request a scholarship, please fill out  the Request for Scholarship Assistance from SnowFlower to Attend a Retreat form and email it to

SnowFlower Retreats

SnowFlower Spring Day of Mindfulness: Practicing Joyfully Together with Courage

March 12, 2022

Regional Plum Village Retreats

None Currently

Retreats at Plum Village Monasteries and Practice Centers

Please check the individual monasteries for their up-to-date retreat information. 

Plum Village (near Bordeaux, France)

Magnolia Grove Meditation Practice Center (Batesville, MS)

  • February 23 – 27 : Discover the Creative You (Creative Arts Retreat)
  • March 16 – 20 : The Silence that Heals (Silent Retreat)
  • April 13 – 17 : BIPOC Retreat (Retreat for Black, Indigenous and People of Color)
  • May 15 : Vesak (Celebrating the Buddha’s Birthday)
  • June 22 – 26 : Happiness is Here and Now: The Miracle of Being Alive (Summer Retreat with childrens’ and teens’ program)
  • July 16 – 19 : An Bang Retreat (for Vietnamese speaking friends)
  • August 10-14 : How to live when a loved one dies: (Transforming grief and loss)
  • November 23 – 27 : Gratitude is a Source of Happiness (Thanksgiving Celebration)
  • December 28 – January 01, 2023 : Planting seeds for a better future (Holiday Retreat with childrens’ and teens’ program)

Blue Cliff Monastery (Pine Bush, NY)

Deer Park Monastery (Escondido, CA)

  • December 29, 2021 to January 2, 2022 : Holiday Retreat