Retreats offer us a chance to immerse ourselves in mindfulness practice

Away from the demands and distractions of everyday life, a retreat gives us a chance to practice living deeply in each moment, get to understand ourselves better and to connect with other mindfulness practitioners.

Note that all our retreats operate on a Not for Profit basis. Any surplus remaining when all costs have been met is returned to the Community of Interbeing registered charity to support our work in promoting the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh in the UK.

Retreats are listed below:

Upcoming retreats


Spring Retreat with Plum Village Monastics

12 May 2023

Foxlease Activity Centre, Clay Hill, Lyndhurst, SO43 7D

We look forward to a weekend of calm, joy and connection with meditation, teachings, and sharing circles, plus time to simply relax and spend time together in nature at this beautiful location.

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Living with Compassion and Freedom: A Mindfulness Retreat In Hebden Bridge

19 May 2023

The Birchcliffe Centre

A mindfulness and meditation weekend led by monastic students of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh from Plum Village France.
Learn how to act from a place of more compassion, peace and freedom in our daily lives, particularly as Educators. Live talks, Q and A, deep relaxation, sharing circles, walking meditation and eating together as a community will be offered. The retreat will also include a special interest group for Educators, led by the monastics.

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meal prep on retreat
Children singing
Group meditation