The Art of Mindful Living

Date(s): 19. Jul, 2024 - 17. Oct, 2024 Time: 00:00 - 23:59
Language: English WebCal: webcal

Plum Village Thailand

“The Art of Mindful Living”
A three-month mindfulness program for laymen
in Rain Retreat 2024

The Art of Mindful Living” is a special program organized for laymen (18-40 years old) to participate in the mindfulness practice in the Plum Village tradition of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. This program provides you an opportunity to practice together with the monastic sangha for the whole three months during the rain retreat, from 19 July to 17 October 2024.
Participants will have a chance to go deeper into mindfulness practices that are applicable in daily life, study the fundamental sutras based on the Plum Village tradition, and serve the sangha in the working meditation. Qualified Dharma Teachers will supervise all activities. The program is organized by the brothers from the Clear Sky Hamlet of Thai Plum Village, Pak Chong, Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand.

Sample of the Daily Activities
Time Activities
04:00 : Wake up
04:45 : Sitting meditation and chanting
06:00 : Walking meditation
07:00 : Breakfast
08:30-10:30 : Classes
11:30 : Lunch
13:00 : Rest
15:00-16:30 : Working meditation
17:30 : Dinner
19:30 : Sitting meditation and chanting
21:00 : Noble silence

Every Thursday, there will be a Day of Mindfulness for the monastic, and
every Sunday there will be a Day of Mindfulness for the fourfold community.

Financial Support

You are invited to support this program 650 USD (approximately 22.500 THB) for your accommodation, food, and general expenses for these 3 months. (Excluded medical expenses, visa, and traveling costs).

Basic Requirements
  • Male 18 – 40 years old
  • Be able to communicate in English
  • Be able to join the whole program for three months
  • No incurable disease or serious medical condition: Your mental stability and physical health should be sound enough not to hinder your training.
  • Commitment to study, practice, and serve: our training is to flow as a sangha.
  • You commit to learning how to practice and follow the guidance of the mentor and the community, including attending all activities.
  • In order to support your training, you will be asked to reduce the use of items such as mobile phones and laptops.
  • To be able to eat vegetarian and the community is unable to fulfill any special diet request.
  • Willing to share a room with other participants.
Important Dates
Date Events
03 June : Registration closed
04 – 05 June : Online interview via ZOOM
06 June : Announcement of the result
18 July : Arriving at the monastery
20 July : Counting Stick Ceremony
21 July : Rain Retreat Ceremony
17 October : Program Ends
Registration Form:

For more details via email or WhatsApp (text message only)

Organized by:
Brothers of Clear Sky Hamlet,
Thai Plum Village