Healing Spring Monastery - Plum Village
  • Spring/Summer 2019 in Healing Spring

    This spring, the Healing Spring community continues to practice and settle after the first winter retreat. Once back from Plum Village and our rest period, we will open the doors of the monastery for those [...]

  • Brother Dai Giac thanks you and invites you to visit his new home

    Together we are creating a community and an environment where healing is possible. We have brought with us everything we have learnt at Plum Village. Each and every one of us will contribute, through his own [...]

  • Monastère de la source guérissante - verdelot - Village des pruniers

    Mary and Avalokiteshvara are sisters

    6 months ago, I told my mum that we’d settled on the Verdelot Priory as a location for our new monastery and she sighed with relief «O’ Lord, my long-standing wish has finally come true». [...]

  • Christmas and New Year celebrations

    The Christmas and New Year holidays are precious occasions to meet and celebrate our shared happiness as a family. For this first year, the community of brothers of the Healing Spring invites all the members [...]

  • Brother Gio Dat - Healing Spring Monastery

    Interview with Brother Gioi Dat

    Why did you want to join the team of Healing Spring Monastery? The Sangha suggested that we do so. I have lived in Upper Hamlet for 9 years now, so I am happy to [...]

  • Opening the Winter Retreat 2018

    During this last month of installation and preparation, the big sangha has supported us enormously, coming to participate in the various necessary works, giving us furniture and materials the most diverse and useful, and [...]

Give more people a chance to touch the peace and joy of Plum Village

Plum Village needs your help to realise this dream. We need to raise 1.300.000 € to buy the property and to do the necessary renovations. Legal and administrative costs are included in this budget. We know this is a large amount, but as a strong worldwide sangha we can make this possible. Every donation makes a difference.

Healing Spring Monastery will be a new Mindfulness Practice Centre in the Plum Village tradition close to Paris. Lately the Summer Retreat and several other retreats are fully booked months in advance. Each year thousands of new practitioners discover the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and want to implement them in their daily lives. Practicing side by side with the monastics of Plum Village gives us the perfect opportunity to do that.

Plum Village, close to Bergerac, isn’t a feasible option for everyone. By founding a new monastery in the vicinity of Paris, the monastics hope to bring the Plum Village experience within reach of more practitioners.

Vietnamese retreat

24 August - 31 August

Monastère de la source Guérissante - Verdelot - Village des pruniers

Winter Retreat 2019-2020 – 3 months retreat

20 October 2019 - 12 January 2020

Help us continue the work of our beloved teacher Thich Nhat Hanh by planting seeds of mindfulness close to Paris. Together we can grow a beautiful new practice centre in the Plum Village tradition.

60 %

of 1.3 million € raised