On this Sunday of Mindfulness, there will be an Opening of Winter Retreat Ceremony. The day starts with walking meditation, gathering at 9am. Please note that we have a new gathering location for our walking meditation this season (please see map above). It is open for the public to come and practice with the monastic and lay practitioners of Deer Park Monastery.
|9:00 AM:||Walking Meditation|
|10:00 AM:|| First Time at Deer Park: introduction to our practice of mindfulness and meditation
Returning Visitors: Dharma Talk by Venerable in Ocean of Peace Hall
|11:00 AM:||Opening of Winter Retreat Ceremony|
There is no registration for the Day of Mindfulness; you just show up. There is no cost incurred for participation in the day, but dana (donation) is greatly appreciated. There are donation boxes in the meditation and dining halls. The monastery provides lunch.
We ask that all guests please wear modest clothing such as shirts that cover the shoulders and midsection and pants or long skirts that cover the knees even while sitting in a meditative posture.
Scheduled Days of Mindfulness occur rain or shine.