Vesak Celebration: A Day of Mindfulness

Bathing the baby Buddha on Vesak

May 7 @ 9:00 am 1:30 pm PDT

The first Sunday each month is when we gather together and recite the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. All are welcome! Thích Phước Tịnh (the Venerable) will offer the Dharma talk in Vietnamese with live English translation. Today we also celebrate Vesak, the Buddha’s birthday.

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.

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

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.


9:30 AM – Pháp Thoại / Dharma Talk (translation available when needed)

11:00 AM – Bathing the Buddha Ceremony

12:30 PM – Vegetarian Lunch for all

2499 Melru Lane
Escondido, CA 92026 United States
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