The Good News: A Day of Mindfulness

The Good News. Newspaper being read by person.

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 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 – 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


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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17 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,

  3. Hello. My name is Maria and I’m traveling from Vancouver, Canada to attend this day of mindfulness. I’m supposed to attend with a friend but missed out on getting spots. If any 2 of you would not be going anymore, I hope you can email me at, as I would be very grateful to take your spot. Thank you so much. God bless.

  4. I saw a notice after logging in that said “Thank you for registering for our Day of Mindfulness “ but I’m unsure if I completed my RSVP.??? Please inform me if you see mine and my daughter’s name on the registered list for This Sunday’s event as we are looking forward to being there! Our names are Donna Miles and Jessica Miles. Thank you.

    • We do not see either name in the registration for the day. If you have tried in the last 10-days then the day has been full and you wouldn’t be able to RSVP (although you may have registered with the site, a required step before completing the RSVP). We will likely have more spaces open later today and tomorrow, so please check back again.

  5. Hello, I am trying to register because it shows that 3 spaces are available, however at the same time it says RSVP is closed. Can I register another way?


    • There is a glitch on the homepage that shows the incorrect number. The actual event page is correct and we are currently full, but will probably have more space is available and they come in one or two days.

  6. I clicked GOING for my daughter and I and toggled our information for Sundays event. Can you tell me please if it shows we are Registered and coming ? Donna Miles and Jessica Arbuthnot. Sorry, I am not very tech savvy! Donna

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