Frequently Asked Questions
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We can offer a tax deduction to UK Residents USA and The Netherlands. Please send an email to our Fundraising team and we can send you the details.
You can make an online donation here using credit card, paypal or direct debit. You can also use a French cheque or organise a bank transfer from your own banking environment. The necessary information can be found here During retreats our Fundraising team will have a donation box ready around the tea house in Upper Hamlet. If you have any more questions, please send an email to our Fundraising team
First we need to raise € 750.000 to buy the property. Afterwards your generous support is needed to renovate the building and bring it up to date with modern standards for housing.
We will keep you informed on our website in the blog section and we will occasionally send emails to share the progress.
The Monastery is the East side of Paris in the region of Seine-et-Marne close to the city of Meaux. Located in the village of Verdelot 77510. It takes 85 minutes by train from the Station Gare de l’Est – Paris.
The current planning is for some Monks to be at Verdelot in October 2018. The first retreat will be held in the spring of 2019.
Yes, more or less. The Monks still have to decide on the program for the new monastery, but they are thinking about organising francophone, anglophone and Vietnamese retreats on different themes (family, health, Wake Up, …).
The Monks want to support their Sisters at Maison de l’Inspir in Paris. The Sisters are no longer able to respond to the enormous demand for spiritual support, days of mindfulness and retreats. You can read a bit more about this in this blog.
Healing Spring Monastery will house the Monks. The Nuns will continue to live in Maison De l’Inspir. However the Nuns and Monks will help each other while organising retreats and days of mindfulness.
Yes, that is a possibility.
Retreat payments help pay for food and the other operational expenses of hosting a retreat at a practice centre. The monastic community chooses to keep these costs low in order to make the events easily accessible.
The office is located in Plum village, Upper hamlet, le Pey. Thenac, Dordogne 24240 France
It is very simple to leave a gift to the community in your will. Please email us
Many people find giving monthly donations through automatic deduction/credit card to be the most convenient. Being a monthly donor in consistent and regular support for the community and allows us to direct funds where they are needed the most. If you are interested in making a larger gift, please contact us by email.
Never. No one is ever required to donate funds to the Plum Village Sangha. We do ask that you breathe and smile and offer peace to yourself and your loved ones. Such action is enough.
Please get in touch with our Fundraising team by writing an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling +33 (0)6 66 48 42 80.
Yes, our teacher’s (Thich Nhat Hanh) biggest wish is to create refuges for everyone to share.
No, just as in Upper Hamlet Plum Village, there will be a mix of nationalities.