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

Summer Monastic Retreat  – Cancelled 
– June 26-28, 2020
– At Goodman Community Center in Madison, WI

Annual Fall Retreat 
– October 23-25, 2020
– Led by Dharma Teacher Jack Lawlor
– At Bethel Horizons in Dodgeville, WI

Regional Retreats in the Plum Village Tradition

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