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: Morning of Mindfulness with Cuong Lu: Discover Who You Are

When: May 20, 2023 from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Where: Friends Meetinghouse

Cost: Free!

Description: Understanding consciousness is key to self-discovery. During this Day of Mindfulness, Cuong Lu will present the teachings of Basic Buddhist Psychology. You may think your consciousness is your true self, but consciousness is a composite of constantly changing thoughts and feelings. To escape from the prison created by our attachment to permanence and attain stability and freedom, we must know our core and be ourselves. Only then can we experience life’s miracles, be guided by wisdom and taste true happiness.

What: SnowFlower Fall Retreat

When: October 13-15, 2023

Where: Bethel Horizons

Save the date, more info to come!

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)

  • August 30 – September 3: US Tour “I have arrived, I am home”
  • September 6 – September 10: US Tour Mindfulness Retreat for Healthcare Professionals, First Responders and Caregivers
  • November 5 – February 4, 2024: Three Month Autumn Retreat
  • November 23 – 27 : Thanksgiving Celebration
  • December 28 – January 01, 2024: Holiday Retreat

Blue Cliff Monastery (Pine Bush, NY)

  • June 21 – June 25: Wake-Up Retreat
  • August 9 – August 13: Summer Family Retreat
  • December 28 – Jan 1, 2024: Holiday Retreat

Deer Park Monastery (Escondido, CA)

  • June 21 – June 25: Family Retreat 2023
  • July 5 – July 9: “Be a Real Human, Connecting with Life” Teen Camp
  • TBD: US Teaching Tour 2023