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Day of Gratitude (Thanksgiving)

November 23, 2023 @ 9:00 am 2:00 pm PST

Please join us for a special thanksgiving day of mindfulness at Deer Park Monastery.

This event is In-Person and requires advance registration (at the bottom of the page). If you are not able to join us, the Dharma talk will be live streamed (see Calendar of Online Events for details)

Important Information

If you need to cancel, please use our contact page to email us and let us know as soon as possible, so that other folks have the chance to attend.

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.

Tentative Schedule

7:30 AM – Gate opens to receive registered day visitors

9:00 AM – Walking Meditation (Big Meditation Hall Parking Lot)

10:15 AM – Dharma Talk with Br. Phap Dung (Oak Grove – outdoors)

11:30 AM – Ceremony (Oak Grove – outdoors)

12:30 PM – Vegetarian Potluck Lunch (Solidity Hamlet)
Please bring a vegetarian/vegan dish to share for lunch

2:00 PM – Day of Mindfulness concludes

2499 Melru Lane
Escondido, CA 92026 United States
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The RSVP will appear below when registration opens. If space is available, you may select the button to register. If we are full, there is no waitlist and you can try for another date.

14 responses to “Day of Gratitude (Thanksgiving)”

    • When you register, you are asked how many people you are registering for, and then you can fill out a short form about each person.

  1. Hello, the previous webpage says 13spots are open but this page says it’s full (with 199 spots taken). Can we still register?

  2. I know it is last minute. I read that there was one spot left! Would so love to join you if at all possible or if there’s a cancellation. 🤞🏼🍁🍂🧡

    • We’re so sorry, but the event is sold out. We hope to see you next year. May you have a healthy and happy holiday.

  3. Hello Sarah,

    Will there be an opening updated on this page if someone were to cancel their reservation?

    Thank you for your help in advance.

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