Healing Spring Monastery – Verdelot – Plum Village2018-11-24T16:32:42+00:00
Healing Spring Monastery - Plum Village
  • 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 [...]

  • Brother Chan Phap Lieu - Healing Spring Monastery - Paris - Plum Village

    Interview with Br. Chan Phap Lieu

    Why did you want to join the team of Healing Spring Monastery? I was a doctor of medicine before I became a monk. From my own experience, I know that doctors and nurses suffer [...]

  • Service Weekend Renovation and Gardening – October 27/28

    Saturday and Sunday 27 and 28 October, we will continue together to renovate the buildings and prepare the garden of the monastery for the winter retreat. All practitioners and friends in the area are [...]

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.

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.

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