Harnessing the power of understanding and love to change the world.
This special retreat is hosted by Plum Village, France
ONLINE RETREAT February 24 to February 28, 2021
Join us for five-day retreat online on mindful activism
This is a special retreat for climate activists, social activists, activists in other fields and anyone working to create a healthy and compassionate society. Activism carries the risks of burnout, interpersonal conflict, emotional exhaustion, and despair. As antidotes, we’ll explore how to truly listen to our hearts, restore balance and harmony in our life, and find the strength and inspiration we need to build collaborative communities and realise our collective aspiration.
This retreat is offered by Plum Village monks nuns and laypeople trained by Thich Nhat Hanh a Zen Master and peace activist. Thich Nhat Hanh pioneered “Engaged Buddhism” where mindfulness and meditation support concrete action for a better world. The mindfulness practices he and his community teach, have been road-tested in times of war and conflict. This retreat aims to support you to take care of yourself so can sustain your care for the world around you.
I don’t think that I would have had the inner stamina, the depth of optimism, the depth of commitment, the depth of the inspiration if I had not been accompanied by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh.Christiana Figueres, UNFCCC Chair of the Paris Climate Agreement
[This is an international retreat most suited for European and African time zones and also convenient to follow in American time zones. We have prepared schedules for European and American time zones. Please see the schedules available to download below (and convert into your time zone, if needed.)]
This retreat course will be in English, with French translation. (La réservation pour la version française sera bientôt ouverte.)
The environment is not outside of us, we are the environment. What we need is a transformation of our consciousness, our ideas of happiness, and our lifestyle.Thich Nhat Hanh