Flag Raising Ceremony: A Day of Mindfulness

Lunar flag

January 15 @ 9:00 am 2:00 pm PST

Every year when Tet comes, Vietnamese people raise a bamboo tree with a flag pinned on top. We continue this tradition at Deer Park along with a Dharma talk from Thay Phap Hội (in Vietnamese with English translation).

This event is In-Person and requires advance registration and an account on our website. If the box below shows as Currently Full then we are at capacity for this event. No waiting list is maintained, so we recommend checking back 1-2 days before the scheduled event as we usually have cancellations.

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)

11:30 AM – Ceremony for Raising the Lunar New Year Flag

12:30 PM – Vegetarian Lunch and Flower Market

2:00 PM – Day of Mindfulness concludes

2499 Melru Lane
Escondido, CA 92026 United States
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14 responses to “Flag Raising Ceremony: A Day of Mindfulness”

  1. I am trying to register for the Jan 15th raising flag event. Don’t see any registration info?! How do I register.

    • The registration link went live around 9 AM this morning and if you still don’t see it, please let me know

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