Centre for Peace
Programme of Retreats, Seminars & Workshops
See the full schedule of events here
We are complying with the regulations of the national shutdown announced by the French government. This means we will not be able to welcome guests or visitors for the time being. But we will continue energetically with our online program to help support others to maintain a spirit of hope, spiritual connection and peace through these difficult times. Meditation and community are at the heart of this and of the Bonnevaux vision.
A Contemplative Path Through the Crisis
Many things, good or bad, nourishing or destructive, true or false can bring us closer together. The global health emergency is doing it by reminding us, as the environmental emergency should, of the reality that we are a single family; we share a beautiful home; our differences are really interesting not threatening; and we need to learn how to share better and to live in a more joyful way. This crisis can bring us together for the sake of goodness, for new depth of wisdom and kindness. It is not all about fear.
Retreat & Conference Centre
The Retreat Centre (opens June 2021) can host up to 39 guests. The Conference Centre is a multipurpose facility for up to 200.
The programme highlights the contemplative dimension of modern life and society. In addition to meditation retreats, we host conferences and seminars with both a spiritual and professional focus. All of these events take place within the rhythm of daily meditation and the community’s life.
The central house is home to a residential community living in the spirit of the Rule of St. Benedict. The core community includes oblates, other residents and long-term guests. The daily round, built on the monastic rhythm of prayer, work and study; hospitality; and care for others; is the quiet heart of life at Bonnevaux.