Peace is the Way
Day of Mindfulness
  • Sun 7 April 2024    9.30 AM – 5 PM

Peace is the Way | Day of Mindfulness for Changemakers

Update: Tickets have now sold out. If you would like to join the waiting list, please fill in this form.

In case you’re interested, we still have a few tickets for our cosy Musical evening on Saturday 6th April.


How can mindfulness help us bring about a more peaceful, just world?

Join us on Sunday 7th April for a transformative day of mindfulness tailored specifically for “changemakers” – anyone committed to shaping a better world. Led by monastics from Plum Village, the Zen monastery established by renowned peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh, the day will offer a profound exploration of mindfulness practices, inviting us to cultivate resilience, compassion, and clarity in our pursuit of social transformation.

Amidst the challenges of our times, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged in the work we do. We may be grappling with rage, burnout, bearing witness to injustice, or confronting anxiety about the future. We may also struggle to embody the world we want to create, while operating in the world as it is. 

Drawing on Thich Nhat Hanh’s own experiences in peace-building during the Vietnam War, Plum Village has become renowned for active engagement in responding to the crises of our time. Its approach of “engaged Buddhism” may help us find a path to inner peace that strengthens our capacity to create wholesome change in the world. 


During the day, we will experience a range of Plum Village practices in an intimate, beautiful and secure environment. We will meditate, hold sharing circles, and listen to insightful talks by the monastics. We will also hear from leading changemakers about their experiences with mindfulness. There will be opportunities for us to connect, rejuvenate, and inspire one another, including over a delicious vegan lunch. Due to capacity constraints, limited tickets are available.

This is event is lovingly organised by Wake Up London and open to adults of all ages. 

The day is co-organised by Plum Village UK, a registered charity and Wake Up London. Ticket prices will contribute towards the costs of running the event.

We are commited to creating a representative and inclusive setting. The checkout questions will help us target underrepresented groups as tickets are sold. The data will be kept confidential and restricted to the core organising team.

About the teachers

Plum Village UK is thrilled to bring the transformative ‘Peace Begins Here,  Monastic Tour to various regions across the UK in 2024. This unique and inspiring series of mindfulness events offers a rare opportunity for people from all walks of life to experience the calming and restorative effects of mindfulness practice, in their own community.

  • Sun, April 7th, 2024

  • 9.30 AM – Start Event
    End of event – 5 PM

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a change maker?

If you are involved in any kind of social, political or environmental cause, you are most welcome to attend. You could be an activist, policymaker, thought leader or something else entirely. You may work in a charity, in the arts or in a private sector organisation. You may be focussed on the climate crisis, racial and social injustice, or a variety of other issues. Those identifying as BPOC and LGBTQIA+ are especially encouraged to attend.

Do I need to be a Buddhist to attend?

Not at all! The day is aimed at those of all faiths or none. All teachings will be accessible regardless of your religious or spiritual background.

Do I need to be experienced in meditation?

The day will be accessible regardless of whether you are new to meditation or have prior experience.

What food will be available?

A vegan lunch will be provided, alongside snacks during the day. If you have dietary requirements, please let us know during checkout.

Are children welcome?

Unfortunately children are not able to attend the day.

I am unable to afford the discounted price. Is there anything I can do?

If this is a barrier to you, please contact us and we will try to find a way to cover the cost of the ticket. We cannot promise we will be able to.

Event Information

Event Venue

How do I get there?

The closest stations to Young Space are Haggerston (12 mins walk) on the London Overground and Old Street (Northern Line), Angel (Northern Line) and Highbury & Islington, all a ~15 min bus ride away.


Please arrive promptly at 9.30 am. The morning will focus on inner work. After lunch, we will focus on embedding mindfulness into the day to day work of a changemaker. The day will close by 5pm. A detailed agenda will be sent ahead of time.


Young Space is wheel-chair accessible. Please let us know your requirements in advance so that we can ensure everything you need is provided for.

Unfortunately we will not have sign language interpretation on the day.

Other Information

Cost & Donations

During the evening there will be an opportunity to donate to the Plum Village Construction Fund.

This campaign will help bring the buildings in Plum Village, France up to code so that they can continue to welcome retreatants, provide for the health and well-being of the monastics and institute green building practices in their our work. Please consider helping ensure that Plum Village is a place of refuge and renewal for generations to come.


Due to our small team of volunteers we are currently not able to offer refunds. However, please upload your ticket to TicketSwap where you might be able to sell it to another person.

There is a revolution that needs to happen, and it starts from inside each one of us.

Thich Nhat Hanh