November 24, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm PST
Please join us for our special Day of Mindfulness for Thanksgiving.
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
27 responses to “Day of Gratitude”
How do I register for Thanksgiving event?
Registration will open on Tuesday, November 15.
Do you need a vaccine card to come to this event?
No, a vaccination is not required.
Potluck style again?
Will the Day of Gratitude be offered virtually?
Yes, portions of it may be streamed but with limited internet in the oak grove, we may record and then post afterwards.
What time will registration open on 11/15?
No specific time. It really depends on what else is happening that day. We try for the morning, but it could be the afternoon.
Hi — will live Vietnamese translation be offered for the talk?
We usually always offer English/Vietnamese translation. You should be good.
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.
Registration will be available after 3 PM today Pacific time
The Day of Gratitude on Nov 24 does not seem to have a link to register.
It will be available after 3 PM today
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.
Karyn Koe ig
It will be available at 3 PM today
Can children join? And can we attend parts of it or is full attendance encouraged?
Yes, you can bring your children. They are always welcome.
I am looking for link to register to attend it’s past 3pm. Is it still going to be posted?
It has been posted. You may need to reload the page, use a different browser or open/close browser.
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?
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.
If there is a spot that opens – I would really appreciate joining in for the day
We will likely have some cancellations in the next day or two. We just released one this past hour. Just check periodically.
Hi, what will the ceremony entail
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!!!