Practical information about attending a retreat

Healing Spring Monastery invites you to come practice with us for a retreat, according to the general scheme of retreats in 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.

Journée Pleine Conscience - Monastère de la source guérissanteDays of Mindfulness

Our Days of Mindfulness are usually held every Sunday from 10:00 to 16:30. 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, to register quickly for the day (to be implemented) and to think about offering your additional places in carsharing if you come by car.

Accommodation female / couples

Being a monastery of brothers only, we are not able to welcome single women for the night.

However, we welcome couples as well as women coming with their local practice sangha.

Room Format

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, which means that we usually ask couples to sleep in separate rooms.

Duration of retreat

All periods for which we are open are indicated on this website. Remember to check that we are open before coming.

We welcome retreatants for the week as well as for the weekend (Friday to Sunday or Monday). It may be possible to stay several weeks in a row if our program allows.



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 on the page of the retreat for which you wish to register the link to do it.

The usual contribution requested for the week is:

  • adults: 350 € / week
  • 12-17 years old: 245 € / week
  • 6-11 years: 175 € / week
  • <5 years: free (we request you to make a booking for each member of the family, even young children)

For the weekend, from Friday to Sunday, or from Friday to Monday, we ask for a contribution of 50 € / night.

These contributions correspond to the needs for the daily life of our monastery, do not hesitate to make a donation if you wish to support the development of our community.

You are welcome to send us a request if you need financial support.