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Vesak Celebration: A Day of Mindfulness

May 19 @ 9:00 am 2:00 pm PDT

Vesak Altar

Join us for this special Day of Mindfulness as we celebrate Vesak, the Buddha’s birthday. We will enjoy a Dharma Talk by Sister Kinh Nghiem (in English) and a Bathing the Buddha Ceremony, followed by a vegetarian lunch (provided).

Advance registration requested. 

This event is In-Person and requires advance registration. As these events do tend to fill up, we encourage folks to register as soon as possible once registration opens.

Registration is now closed

Important Information

If you need to cancel, please reply to the email you will receive after you register or 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 do not have a waiting list to join once registration is full. In the event we receive cancellations, space will open up below in the RSVP section for folks to register

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

9:30 AM – Dharma Talk by Sister Kinh Nghiem (in English)

11:00 AM – Bathing the Buddha Ceremony

12:30 PM – Vegetarian Lunch for all (provided)


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