November 6 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm PST
The Dharma talk today will be offered in Vietnamese by the Most Venerable Thích Phước Tịnh with live English translation.
Please remember the time change today.
Children’s Program: Families can drop off their young ones between the ages 6 and 12 after walking meditation in front of the Big Meditation Hall and pick them up before lunch. Register your child here.
This event is In-Person and requires advance registration (at the bottom of the page).
Please register by 8 AM on the day of the event. If you need to cancel, please reply to the confirmation email you receive.
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 – Pháp Thoại / Dharma Talk (translation available when needed)
11:30 AM – Ceremony to Recite the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings
1:00 PM – Vegetarian Lunch for all
2:00 PM – Day of Mindfulness concludes
Excitedly, the sky celebrates a new sunset.
The bird with eyes reflecting the color of the sky
hops around branches
and leaves made of crystal.
Waking up from a long sleep,
I find dawn rising in me,
and in the pond of the mind, a peaceful moon reflecting itself.
The butterfly is out of its homeland.
The violet tía tô leaves
announce the ripening of Autumn.
Birds sing in the leaves.
Sky and clouds are peaceful.
This morning is peace.
The dove spreads her wings.
The child opens her arms
for a heartfelt welcoming.
The birds welcome drops of new sunshine.
Golden is the color of the lawn.
It has been ten years
since the butterfly wandered from its homeland.
Call Me by My True Names: The Collected Poems
Thich Nhat Hanh
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