Tomorrow morning, I am taking the train from Paris to Sainte Foy La Grande.
I am going to Plum Village.
No, I am not going to a training program on how to learn making marmelade !
I am going to spend 2 weeks in the Buddhist community of Thich Nhat Hanh. He is a great spiritual master from Vietnam. I will participate to the Mindful Health and Wellness Retreat.
There will be around 300 participants from many countries and the retreat is about learning how to take care about our body and mind. Both through theoretical teachings and a lot of experimentation : sitting meditation, total relaxation, walking meditation, Tai Chi, Qi Kong, Yoga and workshops on health.
I will tell you more when I come back !
Guess what : the first person who told me about Plum Village was a Positive Psychology Consultant and Trainer I met… in San Francisco ! She warmly recommended me to go there, telling me that this experience had been really unique and transforming for her and that, for me, it was the garden next door ! – It is close to Bordeaux.
And then later, back to France, some friends also told me about this very special place – French version : le Village des Pruniers.
I decided that I would begin my journey here !
My very busy sister felt so enthusiastic about the idea that she decided to join me during a week ! I can’t wait to do tree hugging with her haha !
I will enjoy this moment to do a digital detox. So you will hear about me and this Plum Village experience when I will be back in Paris !
Here is the link of the website if you want to know more : http://plumvillage.org/