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Skillful Means: A Day of Mindfulness

Hybrid Hybrid Event

November 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am 1:00 pm PST

Join us for this day of practice. We will participate in walking meditation, listen to a Dharma talk with Sư Cô Trúc Nghiêm (Vietnamese with English translation) with the topic The Old Vow. We then share together in small groups. Advance registration requested. Livestream available on Zoom and YouTube.

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.

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.



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 – Dharma Sharing

12:30 PM – Vegetarian Lunch for all

2:00 PM – Day of Mindfulness concludes

This Rains Retreat season, we will name each Day of Mindfulness based on a chapter of the Vimalakirti Sutra. Parallax Press released a commentary by Thich Nhat Hanh (2022) and you may order The Bodhisattva Path to learn more.

2499 Melru Lane
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The RSVP will appear below when registration opens. If space is available, you may select the button to register. If we are full, there is no waitlist and you can try for another date.

10 responses to “Skillful Means: A Day of Mindfulness”

    • We do not have a reservation for you, but if you are only one person then please go ahead and come. I’ve registered you.

  1. Hi, my dad needs to use a wheelchair (non-electric), is there parking near the main hall that we can drive up and park there instead of using the general parking area down the hill?

    Thank you!

    • Regarding the Day of Mindfulness registration for Selah Garcia, you didn’t enter the correct e-mail address on your registration. So we corrected the e-mail address and resent your confirmation e-mail/ tickets (2 guests). See you soon!

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