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Understanding Our Impulses: A Day of Mindfulness

July 16, 2023 @ 9:00 am 2:00 pm PDT

Join us for a day of practice. The Dharma talk will be offered by the Sr.Áo Nghiêm in English with simultaneous translation to Vietnamese. The Dharma talk will be followed by our monthly Recitation of 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.

Sr.Áo Nghiêm

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.


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 Recite the Five Mindfulness Trainings

12:30 PM – Vegetarian Lunch

2:00 PM – Day of Mindfulness concludes

Free Donations accepted in the meditation and dining halls
2499 Melru Lane
Escondido, CA 92026 United States
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17 responses to “Understanding Our Impulses: A Day of Mindfulness”

  1. Looking forward to visiting DeerPark again! When will the registration for the day of mindfulness be open?

  2. Hello! The invite page indicates 27 spaces are available however registration page indicates the day is full. Is there a waitlist? Thank you!

    • We don’t have a waitlist for our Sunday Day of Mindfulness. However, we will send a reminder out this morning to everyone and we usually receive a few cancellations. Please check back later today.

  3. Hey everybody, I am here from Germany at want to join the 16th of July… i couldn’t sign up online. What can I do now? Maybe there is a advice for me.

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