The Good News: A Day of Mindfulness

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February 12 @ 9:00 am 2:00 pm PST

We return after several weeks of special events and some lazy time. Today our Dharma talk will be offered by Br. Pháp Xứ, a more recent arrival to Deer Park in the last year. The talk will be given in Vietnamese with live English translation. You may bring your own wired headphones or we can provide them to you on Sunday.

This event is In-Person and requires advance registration (at the bottom of the page).

Important Information

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 as needed)

11:30 AM – Dharma Sharing

1:00 PM – Vegetarian Lunch for all

2:00 PM – Day of Mindfulness concludes


The Good News

They don’t publish
the good news.
The good news is published
by us.
We have a special edition every moment,
and we need you to read it.
The good news is that you are alive,
and the linden tree is still there,
standing firm in the harsh Winter.
The good news is that you have wonderful eyes
to touch the blue sky.
The good news is that your child is there before you,
and your arms are available:
hugging is possible.
They only print what is wrong.
Look at each of our special editions.
We always offer the things that are not wrong.
We want you to benefit from them
and help protect them.
The dandelion is there by the sidewalk,
smiling its wondrous smile,
singing the song of eternity.
Listen! You have ears that can hear it.
Bow your head.
Listen to it.
Leave behind the world of sorrow
and preoccupation
and get free.
The latest good news
is that you can do it.

Plum Village, March 1992.
Excerpt From
Call Me by My True Names: The Collected Poems
Thich Nhat Hanh
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The Good News

Thank you for registering to attend our Day of Mindfulness. The main gate will be open from 8am-10am for entry. Please plan your travels to arrive before 10am.

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6 responses to “The Good News: A Day of Mindfulness”

  1. Dear brothers and sisters, is there something missing in the system? We can’t put in our guest’s names, just their gender, phone, address and birth year. . .

    • Thank you for letting us know; we will take a look at this for future events. Could be some coding issues.

  2. Hello –

    Good day, me and my husband were new to the site and creating the account and I clicked on going and now I’m uncertain we were able to rsvp 🙁

    If the reservation wasn’t successful, may we request to be waitlisted?

    Thank you for your assistance,
    Michelle H,

    • We don’t have a waitlist for our Days of Mindfulness, but if you check toward the end of next week then we may have more spots available as people cancel.

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