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Workshops for Educators at Plum Village – France

December 28, 2016 - January 4, 2017

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During the New Years Week of this year’s Winter Retreat, there will be a number of workshops aimed at Educators. These workshops will offer educators a chance to come together and collectively explore the fundamental Plum Village mindfulness practices.


The workshops are aimed at teachers, educators, school managers and administrators from all types of schools and educational institutions including higher education. They will be suitable for both newcomers to the Plum Village practice as well as experienced practitioners.

In combination with the wider retreat schedule, there will be opportunities to collectively practice sitting meditation, walking meditation, mindful eating, deep relaxation and other mindfulness practices. Educators will learn how to ‘bring body and mind together; generate feelings of joy and happiness; know how to deal with painful emotions and thoughts and listen with compassion.’ These are the crucial skills Thich Nhat Hanh has shared with educators. Having tasted the joy and peace generated by these practices, we will explore how we can bring our own practice into our classrooms and school environments.


Step 1

In order to attend these workshops, please register for the New Years Week (28 December – 4 January) of the Winter Retreat in Plum Village

For men and couples: 

Please register at Upper Hamlet here.

For women:

Please register at Lower Hamlet here and chose Middle Hamlet for your accommodation option. Middle Hamlet is 20 minute walk from Upper Hamlet where the workshops will take place.

Please note New Year week is a popular time for people to visit Plum Village and spaces will book out quickly!

Step 2

Please complete the following form:


If you have any questions about these workshops please email info@wakeupschools.org.



December 28, 2016
January 4, 2017


Wake Up Schools


Plum Village
Le Pey
Thenac, Aquitaine 24240 France
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Participant at Educators Retreat in Blue Cliff, New York, June 2016.