A Free White Cloud: A Day of Mindfulness

A Free White Cloud: A Day of Mindfulness

August 14 @ 9:00 am 2:00 pm PDT

This week our Dharma talk will be offered by Thay Phap Luu and the talk will be in English with translation to Vietnamese.

This event is In-Person and requires advance registration (at the bottom of the page).

These events usually fill up due to limited space, so be sure to register in advance so you can attend. And if your circumstances change, please cancel your reservation so others may take advantage of the Great Hidden Mountain. If you have questions, please post a comment below. 

These events usually fill up due to limited space, so be sure to register in advance so you can attend. And if your circumstances change, please cancel your reservation so others may take advantage of the Great Hidden Mountain. If you have questions, please post a comment below. 

Important Information

Please register by 8 AM on the day of the event. If you need to cancel, please reply to the confirmation email you receive.

Our hope is to enjoy this time together in a way that keeps everyone healthy. For admittance, please be prepared to share your CDC card upon arrival showing complete COVID-19 vaccination. This means that at least 2 weeks will have passed between your second vaccination shot (if you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) or your single vaccination shot (if you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) and the day you are scheduled to attend.

We ask for your understanding when we say that if you cannot provide a record of complete vaccination, you will not be allowed to enter the monastery. This requirement applies to every person who wishes to attend, regardless of age. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

In addition, we now require that you bring a face mask. Masks are required at all indoor activities, including listening to the Dharma talk, attending the recitation ceremony, and using the public restroom. 

In addition, we ask that all guests please observe our dress code: out of respect for our monastic brothers and sisters, please wear sleeves that cover the shoulders (short sleeves are acceptable), shirts that cover the midriff, and long pants or long skirts that are loose-fitting and cover the knees at all times. Please do not wear shorts, tank tops, nor tight-fitting clothing. We kindly ask friends to dress modestly for the duration of their time with us and to share this information with anyone attending the event with you. 

There is no cost incurred for participation in the Day of Mindfulness, but a donation is greatly appreciated to keep the monastery open and able to receive guests. You will find donation boxes in the meditation and dining halls or you can donate online.

Scheduled events occur rain or shine.


8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Gate open to receive registered visitors

9:00 AM – Walking Meditation

10:15 AM – Dharma Talk (translation provided as needed)

11:30 AM – Dharma Sharing

12:30 PM – Vegetarian Lunch

2:00 PM – Day of Mindfulness concludes

Free Donation boxes in Meditation and Dining Halls
2499 Melru Lane
Escondido, CA 92026 United States
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A Free White Cloud

This RSVP allows a single person to enter the monastery and attend the Day of Mindfulness. The gate is open from 8am-10am only. Please bring proof of your covid vaccination.

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32 responses to “A Free White Cloud: A Day of Mindfulness”

  1. Dear Brother Joy,

    We would like to participate in A free White Cloud: A day of Mindfulness on August 14. I know that the registration will be posted toward end of July. I would like to have my son’s family join in with me on the day. He will go with his wife and my little grandson who is 3.5 years old. I would like to ask if our family will be accepted.

    Your time greatly appreciated.

    Hanh Le
    (My Buddha’s name is Nhu Phuc)

    • Hello Hanh,
      We are happy you wish to visit us for a Day of Mindfulness. At this time, every person will need to be vaccinated for COVID. Fortunately, vaccines are available for all ages now and children are most welcome.

  2. Hey Brother Joy is registration now open for this event? I noticed the description changed to say there’s registration at the bottom of the page but i can’t find the actual registration. thank you!

    • We haven’t opened registration for this yet as some details and being worked out. I hope to be able to post it on Tuesday.

  3. Three or maybe even 4 of us would like to join this August 14 event. Look forward to registration. Susan Schultz

  4. Hello, I have been trying to register for a Day of Mindfulness since it opened again during COVID. I started checking monthly then weekly with no luck. This event opened registration a few days ago and it shows on the calendar that there is space remaining but when I open it to register it says it is full. Do you have any advice to be able to register please?

    • Because of shifting circumstances here, we limited the first release to 100 spots. We will likely add more spots when we get closer to the date. Possibly on Tuesday.

  5. Will more spaces be added or is it capped at 100? Would like to attend, possible with a friend. 🙏

  6. What’s the best way for us to know if more slots are open like you mentioned above? Checking back every few hours seems the only option?

    • I wouldn’t check every few hours. More spots will be available on Tuesday at 9am and then again on Friday & Saturday preceding August 12.

  7. Hi Brother Joy…I’ve been waiting for registration to be open for this and the Retreat on the 31st. I checked each day except Thurs & Friday since I was caring for a friend and now I see it’s full for both. How can I reach someone to talk to? When you say spots will open at 9am, I’m assuming that’s PT?

  8. Hello Brother Joy, I have some hearing impairment and have found it most beneficial to hear the Dharma talks presented in Vietnamese so that I can listen to the English translation through headphones. Unfortunately when I reserve a spot it has not yet been determined in which language the talk will be presented. That information seems to appear as the date nears. I don’t like to reserve a spot and then cancel but so far that has seemed like my best option. That works out fine for me but if you have any suggestions I would appreciate hearing them. Thank you Brother Joy for your consideration.

    • I understand. And will make a greater effort to include on the website. And sometimes we just don’t know. For instance, this particular date we don’t know who is giving the talk yet. But as soon as I know then I will post.

    • The only additional availability will show on Friday and/or Saturday preceding the event as people cancel.

    • We don’t have a waitlist but we will release more spots on the Friday and Saturday preceding the event as people cancel.

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