We are delighted to announce that Plum Village monastics led by Sister Kinh Nghiem (Sister Reverence), Sister Hien Nghiem (Sister True Dedication) and Brother Phap Linh (Brother Spirit) will be joining us once more for a series of events in May.

If you wish to be sure of a place please book early as spaces are limited.


Alone we are vulnerable, but with brothers and sisters to work with, we can support each other. We cannot go to the ocean as a drop of water – we would evaporate before reaching our destination.

But if we become a river, if we go as a Sangha, we are sure to arrive at the ocean. Taking refuge in a Sangha will allow the Sangha to carry us, to transport us, and we will suffer less.

~ Thich Nhat Hanh, Friends on the Path


TUE 30 Apr / FRI 3 / MON 6 / WED 8 May: Urban Mindfulness Retreat

Set over three evenings and a day, this immersive meditation experience with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's monks and nuns, will help you cultivate your inner Meditator, Artist and Warrior and bring mindfulness into the heart of your life at home and at work.

St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconcilation and Peace 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG

Info and booking: https://bookwhen.com/plumvillageuk/e/ev-s3yg-20190430190000

SAT 4 May: Wake Up Afternoon & Evening

A special afternoon and evening of mindfulness for the Wake Up London community, for those aged 18–35 (ish).

Westminster Quakers, 52 St Martin's Ln, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4EA

Info and booking: https://bookwhen.com/plumvillageuk/e/ev-sw4k-20190504143000

SUN 5 May: 10am–5pm Day of Mindfulness - Vietnamese Community

This is an opportunity for those who identify as Vietnamese or have cultural or heritage links to Vietnam to attend a Plum Village Monastic led Day of Mindfulness.

Centre 151, 151 Whiston Rd, London E2 8BL

Info and booking: https://bookwhen.com/plumvillageuk#focus=ev-swrg-20190505100000

SAT 11 May: 10.15am–5pm Heart of London Day of Mindfulness

There will be sitting and walking meditations, sharing, singing, a Dharma talk, Q&A and mindful picnic lunch.

In the afternoon we will go to enjoy walking meditation in the park.

Westminsters Quakers, 52 St Martin's Ln, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4EA

Info and booking: https://bookwhen.com/plumvillageuk/e/ev-shvg-20190511103000

SUN 12 May: 10am–4pm Day of Mindfulness - Families

The day will begin with a short introductory teaching for the whole family, after which parents & children will split up. The children will have mindful play and games with the monastics, while parents can enjoy a meditation and Q&A. The children will have a chance to learn how to breathe with the bell, and how to recognize and breathe with difficult emotions.

There will be a mindful potluck meal altogether with the children, followed by a relaxation. In the afternoon the parents will have a Dharma Sharing while the children continue their mindful play.

In the afternoon we will go to enjoy walking meditation in the park.

Centre 151, 151 Whiston Rd, London E2 8BL

Info and booking: https://bookwhen.com/plumvillageuk/e/ev-sb2z-20190512100000

THU 16 May 7pm - SUN 19 May 5pm: Rural Mindfulness Retreat

Monastic-led spring retreat on the theme "Nurturing ourselves in Nature". We'll enjoy sinking deeper into the present moment, connecting deeply with ourselves and each other.

Hosted by the Wake Up Community of young adults, this special retreat is opportunity to practice mindfulness in the Plum Village tradition in the historic and atmospheric gardens and woods of Kentwell, a peaceful and expansive countryside venue in Suffolk.

Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 9BA

Info and booking: https://bookwhen.com/plumvillageuk/e/ev-so4c-20190516000000

THU 22 May: 6.30 - 9pm  Radical Mindfulness – Talk

A talk with monks and nuns trained by peace activist and renowned author, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. The evening will include meditations and mindfulness practices, and discussion on how mindful ethics can open a way forward in a fractured world.

Cruciform Lecture Theatre, University College London, Gower St, Fitzrovia, London WC1E 6BT

Suggested donation on the night £10–15

Info: https://bookwhen.com/plumvillageuk/e/ev-sl9e-20190502183000

For all events, more information can be found on the London Mindfulness Hub website