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Tet (New Years Event): A Day of Mindfulness

January 30 @ 10:30 am 9:00 pm PST

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

Please join us as we start our Tet celebrations. This special schedule is all day and we welcome you to visit for the whole day. These events usually fill up due to limited space, so be sure to register in advance so you can attend. And if your circumstances change, please cancel your reservation so others may take advantage of the Great Hidden Mountain. If you have questions, please post a comment below. 


Please register by 8 AM on the day of the event. If you need to cancel, please click the link for “View and Manage your order online” in the confirmation email you receive.

Our hope is to enjoy this time together in a way that keeps everyone healthy. For admittance, please be prepared to share your CDC card upon arrival showing complete COVID-19 vaccination. This means that at least 2 weeks will have passed between your second vaccination shot (if you received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine) or your single vaccination shot (if you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) and the day you are scheduled to attend.

We ask for your understanding when we say that if you cannot provide a record of complete vaccination, you will not be allowed to enter the monastery. This requirement applies to every person who wishes to attend, regardless of age. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

In addition, we now require that you bring a face mask. Masks are required at all indoor activities, including listening to the Dharma talk, attending the recitation ceremony, and using the public restroom. 

In addition, 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. 

To support the energy of serenity for the day, our monastery gate will open to receive guests at 9:00 AM and will close at 10:30 AM.

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.


9:00 AM – Gate opens to receive registered day visitors

10:30 AM – Dharma Talk with Su Co Thanh Nghiem

12:30 PM – Vegetarian Lunch

3:30 PM – New Years Eve Ceremony

5:00 PM – Dinner

7:00 PM – Be-In (musical and skit performances)

9:00 PM – Day of Mindfulness concludes

Free Donations can be offered in the Mediation Hall and Dining Hall Collection Boxes
2499 Melru Lane
Escondido, CA 92026 United States
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5 thoughts on “Tet (New Years Event): A Day of Mindfulness

  1. Dustin Kessler says:

    I’m planning on bringing my two children both under two years old. Hoping this is a family friendly event and the sound of children will not disturb the event. Please let me know.

    • Chân Niệm Hỷ says:

      We are definitely family friendly. However, as part of our covid protocol, everyone needs to show proof of vaccination. Including the children.

    • Chân Niệm Hỷ says:

      Hi Linh. We don’t have a waiting list for this event. The best option is to keep checking the page for when tickets become available again. Most likely in the last few days before the event. That’s when most of the cancellations occur.

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