In the Forest: A Day of Mindfulness

Creek and forest at Deer Park

February 26 @ 9:00 am 2:00 pm PST

Day of Mindfulness includes practicing walking meditation together, listening to a Dharma talk by Brother Phap Nhi, followed by the practice of Formal Lunch.

This event is In-Person and requires advance registration (at the bottom of the page).

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.


8:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Gate open to receive registered visitors

9:00 AM – Walking Meditation

10:15 AM – Dharma Talk (translation provided as needed)

12:00 PM – Formal Lunch (vegetarian and provided for everyone)

2:00 PM – Day of Mindfulness concludes


The community of trees—
thousands of bodies
with a human body among them.
Branches and leaves are waving.
Then the call of the creek,
and my eyes open to the sky of the great Mind.
A smile is seen
on every leaf.

The forest is here,
because the city is down there.
But Mind has gone with the trees
and put on a new green dress.

The sunshine is the leaves.
The leaves are the sunshine.
The sunshine is no different from the leaves.
The leaves are no different from the sunshine.
All other forms and sounds
are of the same nature.

Excerpt From
Call Me by My True Names: The Collected Poems
Thich Nhat Hanh
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2 responses to “In the Forest: A Day of Mindfulness”

    • We don’t need the details so long as you’ve registered two people. If you still need to register, we have a few spots remaining this morning.

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