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

What: SnowFlower 30th Annual Fall Retreat

Mindfulness, Concentration, Insight, Compassion and Generosity in Divisive Times: What Thich Nhat Hanh’s Teachings on Impermanence and Interdependence Offer Us Today

Register today, space is limited!

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)

  • November 5 – February 4, 2024: Three Month Autumn Retreat
  • November 23 – 27, 2023 : Thanksgiving Celebration
  • December 28 – January 01, 2024: Holiday Retreat

Blue Cliff Monastery (Pine Bush, NY)

  • December 28 – Jan 1, 2024: Holiday Retreat

Deer Park Monastery (Escondido, CA)

  • September 26 – October 1, 2023: The Buddha the Scientist Retreat: Public Health & Collective Awakening
  • December 29 – January 02, 2024: Holiday Retreat