Tết, short for Tết Nguyên Đán, is the most important celebration in Vietnamese culture. Tết celebrates the arrival of spring and the New Year based on the Vietnamese calendar, which is mostly based on the lunisolar Chinese calendar.
The Vietnamese New Year involves many traditions to do with starting fresh and beginning the new year with good fortune and intention. It’s thought that your actions during Tết will reflect how the rest of your year will go. So celebrating mindfully is important.
For our evening of mindfulness, we will have a Year-End Dharma talk in Vietnamese by Venerable Phước Tịnh, a be-in (performances), and the Lunar New Year ceremony. Please join us in person or online.
For translation from Vietnamese to English, please join the Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 974 3425 0326
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Gate open to receive registered visitors
3:00 PM – Walking Meditation
4:15 PM – Dharma talk in Vietnamese by Venerable Phước Tịnh (translation provided)
5:30 PM – Vegetarian Dinner
7:00 PM – Be In
9:00 PM – Lunar New Year’s Eve Ceremony
10:00 PM – Evening of Mindfulness concludes
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)
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.