Practical informations – Retreat
The Healing Spring Monastery invites you to come practice with us for a retreat, according to the general format of retreats at Plum Village, but with some differences. For this, we invite you to consult the information given on the Plum Village website about retreats, before reading about the few differences below.
Join us for a mindfulness meditation retreat
You are warmly invited to come to Healing Spring Monastery for a weekend, to practice the art of mindful living with our community.
Practical information about attending a retreat
Healing Spring Monastery invites you to come practice with us for a retreat. We invite you to first consult the information given on the Plum Village website about retreats, before reading about the information relative to our center, below:
Days of Mindfulness
Our Days of Mindfulness are usually held on most Sundays from 10:00 to 16:30. If you come for a week-end retreat, you will enjoy a Day of mindfulness on the last day of the week-end. They are announced on the page of Days of Mindfulness of this website as well as on our facebook page.
You are invited to bring a vegan dish to share with everyone. When you arrive at the monastery, please bring your dish to the veranda, put it on the tables, so our cooking team can know how much they need to cook for lunch.
If you come by car, please consider offering your additional places in carsharing.
Be aware that all our rooms are similar, with 3/4 beds and a common bathroom and toilet shared with the residents of the floor. We do not have rooms for one or two. We usually invite couples to sleep in separate rooms.
Duration of a retreat
We welcome our friends from friday afternoon to sunday afternoon (except for special retreats). All periods for which we are open are indicated on this website. Remember to check whether we are open, and to register before coming.
You will find on this page all the information to come to the monastery of the Source Healing, including public transport from Paris and its train stations, and carpooling.
Registration / Price
You will find the link to register on the page for retreats.
At the moment we welcome our friends on the base of donations. For information, with 40-60 euros per person per night, we can eat and live well. You can place your donation into the donation box of the meditation hall.
If you feel inspired and wish to support the development of our community, do not hesitate to make a greater donation that will be much appreciated.