The Healing Spring community has entered the 2019-2020 Rains Retreat, from October 20th to January 12th. We are practicing as a quadruple Sangha this year, because the sisters of the Maison de l'Inspir have moved [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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». [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
The Healing Spring Monastery is a new center of mindfulness practice in the Plum Village tradition. The Monastics of Plum Village want to meet the growing demand for mindfulness retreats in France and especially in Paris. Lately, the Francophone retreats at Plum Village are fully booked months in advance and the Maison de l’Inspir in Paris is overflowing.
The monastics found the ideal setting for the new monastery at Verdelot, where a former nineteenth-century convent is waiting to be turned into a retreat center. The buildings are ready to house 20 monks permanently and to welcome 20 guests during the night. After renovating another part of the building, 60 retreatants can stay overnight. There is 810 m2 of living space with a beautiful spiritual atmosphere – surrounded by 1.8 hectare of green hills with its own spring and two small rivers. The Healing Source Monastery forms a refuge in nature, surprisingly close to Paris and easily accessible from the capital by public transport (85 minutes from Gare de l’Est).
Last October, we started a new adventure by opening a new monastery in the Plum Village tradition near Paris.
This new project we happily wish to share with you needs your support. We are setting up a fund raising in order to improve and increase our hosting capacity. Every donation will make a difference.