Day of Mindfulness in Little Saigon

Monastics and members of our Little Saigon sangha in Orange County, CA recently had the opportunity to visit monuments commemorating the Vietnamese American experience. In particular, exploring the Boat People Memorial, we were reminded of both the trauma and resilience within our community.

Inspired by this visit, we will host a Day of Mindfulness to commemorate Vietnamese refugees. As a Vietnamese American sangha, the Little Saigon sangha holds special reverence for this event, recognizing its significance as we navigate and heal from the generational trauma of war and its aftermath.

We warmly welcome you, especially those who identify as First Generation, Second Generation, or Generation 1.5 immigrants, to join us in Orange County, CA for this special Day of Mindfulness.

Please fill out the following registration form per person attending. Please help us by registering no later than Thursday April 25, 2024.

Event Date and Time

Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 9:00AM to 2:30PM

Location 1:

Westminster Memorial Park and Mortuary
14801 Beach Blvd, Westminster, CA 92683

Location 2:

Garden Grove Park
9301 Westminster Blvd., Garden Grove, CA 92844

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9:00 AM Arrival at Location 1 Boat People Monument
9:15 AM Prayers and Reflections
10:00 AM Transition to Location 2 Garden Grove Park
10:30 AM Walking Meditation
11:00 PM Dharma Sharing Circles
12:30 PM Vegetarian Picnic
1:30 PM Total Relaxation
2:30 PM Day of Mindfulness concludes

Due to limited parking at the two locations, please consider carpooling with other participants.

What to bring
Participants, please bring your own food, eating utensils and blanket for the picnic. For your own comfort please bring your own sitting meditation cushion for the dharma sharing circle and a sunhat (and other weather appropriate-wear) as our activities will be in the outdoors. If necessary please bring your own portable lawn chair.

Folks with young children
Children are welcome. Please note there is not a children’s program. If you need to bring your children, please ensure full responsibility for their supervision.

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