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, build our community and cultivate our compassion and kindness toward ourselves and others.

SnowFlower Retreats

Miracles of Mindfulness: Transforming Uncertainty, Fear and Anger into Equanimity and Clarity, 27th Annual Fall Retreat

        • October 23-25, 2020
        • Led by Dharma Teacher Jack Lawlor
        • On Zoom with an in person sit/walk/sit at Olin Park weather permitting
        • Retreat schedule
        • Registration is full, there may be a couple more spots available. If you are interested, sign up on the waiting list.
        • There is no registration fee for the fall retreat, you may choose to donate to fund next years scholarships and special events. Please choose SnowFlower Retreat under the Optional Use this donation for.

Regional Retreats in the Plum Village Tradition

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

None currently

Retreats at Plum Village Tradition Monasteries and Practice Centers

Please check the monastery websites for current retreat information. Most retreats/visits to the monasteries are cancelled through the summer and fall with no current plans to reopen due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plum Village (near Bordeaux, France)

Magnolia Grove Meditation Practice Center (Batesville, MS)

Blue Cliff Monastery (Pine Bush, NY)

    • Check their website

Deer Park Monastery (Escondido, CA)

    • Check their website