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Rains Retreat Opening: A Day of Mindfulness

October 22, 2023 @ 9:00 am 2:00 pm PDT

Join us for this very special day of practice. We will participate in walking meditation, listen to a Dharma talk by Thay Phap Dung, and then hold a special ceremony to open the annual 3-month Rains Retreat. Advance registration requested.

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)

Important Information

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.


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

9:00 AM – Walking Meditation

10:15 AM – Dharma Talk

11:30 AM – Face-to-Face Ceremony to open the 90-Day Rains Retreat

12:30 PM – Vegetarian Lunch

2:00 PM – Day of Mindfulness concludes

2499 Melru Lane
Escondido, CA 92026 United States
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14 responses to “Rains Retreat Opening: A Day of Mindfulness”

  1. Hi Brother Joy, is there a waitlist that my couple of friends and I could join as it appears to be full already? Thank you!

  2. Hi folks, I saw there was a cancellation and just tried to confirm a reservation and it will still not allow it. Any advice?

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