Van 16 tot 23 juni organiseert Plum Village voor de eerste keer de Earth Retreat met zowel een on-site als een online uitvoering.
"We will learn mindfulness practices that help us cultivate happiness, love and freedom, and join in workshops and panels on the themes of spirituality & activism; social & racial justice; how to take care of our grief and “eco-anxiety”; among others."
June 16 to June 23, 2023
“Love is Freedom” – Earth Retreat
In this present time of global biodiversity, social and climate crises, how can love show us the way?
The mindfulness practices as taught by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh help us cultivate greater understanding, healing and transformation. They are a path of great love – one that does not demand anything in return, that expands us, that frees us from individual and collective fears, greed, and illusion. A kind of love that liberates us to engage in ways that can contribute to a better world for all.
For the first time, Plum Village is hosting a global Earth Retreat that unfolds both on-site and online. We will learn mindfulness practices that help us cultivate happiness, love and freedom, and join in workshops and panels on the themes of spirituality & activism; social & racial justice; how to take care of our grief and “eco-anxiety”; among others. Together we will cultivate peace and the insight of Inter-being which can surely be the ground for a better future for all on Earth.
Sister Chan Duc (“True Virtue”), Brother Phap Huu, Sr. Luc Nghiem and Br. Phap Linh are among the Dharma teachers who will offer talks during this retreat.
We are delighted that a number of wonderful and inspiring people will join us for this retreat: Satish Kumar (long-time peace activist, ex-monk, co-founder of Schumacher College) and Tho Ha Vinh (former director of the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan) will offer a panel sharing via zoom. Ejna Fleuri (first Tribal Peace Ambassador of the Crow Creek Sioux tribe) and Joshua Konkakoh (an honored African elder and experienced social change movement builder) will be present at Plum Village and offer sharings and an inter-faith solstice celebration.