Please check out our list of Frequently asked Questions below and if you can't find what you need, feel free to be in touch (or even if you can but just want to say, "Hi," send us feedback or anything else!). Chances are we’ve already got an answer for you that you can access right away! If your question isn’t answered below we'd love to hear from you, just fill out the contact form below the FAQ's. 


+ Is there a directory of Thich Nhat Hanh (Plum Village) Sanghas? I want to find one where I live.

Yes! HERE.

+ What is your retreat schedule?

Check out our CALENDAR PAGE for a list of upcoming retreats.

+ How can I access retreat recordings?

Participants from each retreat receive an email with a private link to the audio and/or video recordings from the retreat. Recording links are typically sent 3 weeks - 1 month after the retreat. If you attended a retreat but didn't receive your link, please contact Kim: kim at thelotusinstitute dot org

+ Do you offer certificates for trainings? Do you offer CEU's?

Yes and no. For our online courses we offer certificates of completion. We are working on getting CEU credits for our online classes and in person trainings. Subrscribe to our newsletter for updates on when these become available.

+ I was on retreat with you recently and I'd like a copy of something you shared (poem, notes, music, etc).

We typically send retreat notes to go along with the retreat recordings. The notes list references and associated links mentioned at the retreat. In the meanwhile, if you're looking for something specific, email Kim (kim at thelotusinstitute dot org) and she will do her best to help you find what you're looking for!

+ Who does what? Can I contact someone directly?

Absolutely!! Below is a general list of the kind of things each of our staff specializes in, feel free to contact us directly!

DR. LARRY WARD- POC mentoring and cohorts (including OI mentoring), Buddhist/sutra studies (including requests for talks), mindfulness coaching and mediation for organizations. EMAIL - LARRY AT THELOTUSINSTITUTE DOT ORG

DR. PEGGY ROWE-WARD- Mentoring for OI Aspirants and OI mentors, spiritual direction, sangha building support, mindfulness in education support and training. For years Peggy has had the honor and pleasure of offering mentoring and spiritual direction to students and practitioners of the dharma all over the world via phone or video (skype/zoom). EMAIL - PEGGY AT THELOTUSINSTITUTE DOT ORG

General operations, press inquiries, speaking engagement inquiries, scheduling, technical issues with the site/blog/patreon/newsletter/virtual academy, retreat organizing questions. EMAIL - KIM AT THELOTUSINSTITUE DOT ORG

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