Welcome to the Year of the Dog! We will begin with a New Year’s ceremony, well wishes to the Venerable and the monks and nuns, and a lion dance. Following is Kieu Oracle reading. “The Tale of Kieu” is an epic poem written by Nguyễn Du. The oracle will reveal lines from this poem and show how they may answer our questions about this year.
|9:30 AM||Múa Lân mừng Xuân|
tại thiền đường Thái Bình Dương
|New Year’s Ceremony & Lion Dance
in the Ocean of Peace Meditation Hall
|Mừng tuổi Sư Ông và Hòa Thượng|
|Bói Kiều||Kieu Oracle reading|
|12:30 PM||Ăn trưa||Lunch|
|3:00 PM –|
|Thăm phòng quý thầy||Visting the brothers’ room|
|5:30 PM||Ăn tối||Dinner|
There is no registration for this event; 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.
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.