November 20, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm PST
Our Day of Mindfulness today will include walking mediation, a Dharma talk by Sr. Tuyết Nghiêm in Vietnamese with the theme “Open the Source of Love” (Suối Nguồn Yêu Thương) and a Ceremony to Transmit the Five Mindfulness Trainings.
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.
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 (also available as a livestream)
11:30 AM – Ceremony to Transmit the Five Mindfulness Trainings
12:30 PM – Vegetarian Lunch
2:00 PM – Day of Mindfulness concludes
by Thich Nhat Hanh
Come, dear, with your innocent eyes
and look at the clear, blue ocean of the Dharmakaya,
and look at the green color,
the manifestation of suchness.
Even if the world is shattered,
your smile will never vanish.
What did we possess yesterday,
and what will we lose today?
Come, dear, look right into existence,
adorned by illusion.
Since the sunflower is already there,
all flowers turn toward it and contemplate.
The sunflower is prajñaparamita, transcendent understanding.
Call Me by My True Names: The Collected Poems
Thich Nhat Hanh
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