Day of Gratitude

Thanksgiving altar in the Oak Grove

November 24, 2022 @ 9:00 am 2:00 pm PST

Please join us for our special Day of Mindfulness for Thanksgiving. 

Important Information

Please register by 8 AM on the day of the event. If you need to cancel, please login again on this page and indicate you are not attending.

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.


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 (Oak Grove – outdoors)

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

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

2:00 PM – Day of Mindfulness concludes

Free Donations welcome
2499 Melru Lane
Escondido, CA 92026 United States
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27 responses to “Day of Gratitude”

    • Yes, portions of it may be streamed but with limited internet in the oak grove, we may record and then post afterwards.

    • No specific time. It really depends on what else is happening that day. We try for the morning, but it could be the afternoon.

  1. It’s 11/15/22 and I am looking to register to attend day of mindfulness for Thanksgiving Day. Me plus one.

    Not sure how this is all done since I have not come since pre pandemic. Pls let me know.

  2. Hi Brother Joy,
    I’m not sure where to sign up. This was the only thing I saw on the page. My son and I would love to come.
    Thank you,
    Karyn Koe ig

  3. Can I put my name for 3 people for gratitude ceremony in the waiting list? It’s already full :(. Is there any chance that we can be on stand by if someone cancel?
    Thank you.

    • We do not have a waiting list for this day, so you will need to keep checking the site for cancellations. We will likely release some spots tomorrow and Wednesday.

    • We will likely have some cancellations in the next day or two. We just released one this past hour. Just check periodically.

  4. Thank you for today’s Thanksgiving celebration and reflection. It was beautiful. I have never been to the top of the fire road so it was special to get that bird’s eye view with the peloton of walking meditators. Gathering in the oak grove provided a connection with nature. It was good to hear about the homemade treat that Deer Park made for its’ neighbors and government services and I smile as brother said they are missiles of love. Good to hear about the deer family there. The meal was the best I have had all year. Lots of American food. The vegan “meat”loaf was delicious as was everything else, including the mac + “cheese”, the roasted vegetables, and the greens, loved the tapioca desert medley. Full Gratitude!!!

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