Center Plum Village, in France, is looking for volunteers to assist a famous Zen Master

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A summer opportunity (Jul-Aug) to meet the famous Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh in the Center Plum Village, France

Hi everyone, if you have ever known the Buddhism Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanhย you may be interested in volunteering in his centre for this large Summer Retreat 2019. The centre is calling volunteers for its annual largest retreat of the year.

In short, what you get is:

Volunteers can participate in the practice (what I understand is that we have to harmonize between our work and the practice schedule) + a place to sleep (we bring a tent) and food.

What you give is:

Helping hand + a contribution of EUR 150 for a 5 weeks stay.


You can stay less than 5 weeks (and the contribution would be changed accordingly).ย Hope to see you there!

Program: Summer Retreat 2019

plum villageEvery year, we offer four weeks of Summer Retreat to everyone, including families and children. The number of retreatants is great and the number of monastics is limited. In order to meet the needs of our retreatants, we rely on many helping hands, especially from practitioners who have been practising in Plum Village tradition before. Serving as a volunteer can be a very rewarding and fulfilling experience.

Volunteers practice mindfulness in a spirit of joyful service while helping to foster harmony and well-being. They also practice as members of our spiritual family. The cost of the service retreat is a small fraction of the cost of a normal retreat in Plum Village.

Key info is as below:

Being a volunteer in a great summer retreat (~1,000 people worldwide/week)

Who can attend:

anyone, no differentiation of ages, religions or others, as long as you can meet the requirements in the register link below (see contact details section).


Jun 28, 2019, until Aug 04, 2019 (you have to commit to staying the whole period).


Plum Village, near Bordeaux, France


150Euro/5 weeks (include all foods, transport, activities expenses)

What to bring:

Tent and sleeping bag and you will be provided with the camping space.



Center plum village Website – summer retreat 2019 page

How to register:

Hostname: Hoa Truong –ย

Facebook page:ย

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