Day of Mindfulness on Sundays
July 31 @ 8:30 am - December 30 @ 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Sunday and Tuesday, repeating until December 11, 2022
Come for a day of mindfulness and peace
(for fully vaccinated friends with booster shot, if due & children under 12 years old)
About this event
We welcome you to come practice the art of mindful living with our community. This day can help support you in your practice of mindfulness, taking an entire day to come back home to the present moment and learn to take care of ourselves. No experience is required and anyone can benefit from even one day of mindfulness. Other activities include a Dharma talk, walking meditation, silent meal, and a discussion of the practice.
The talk is either a live Dharma talk by one of our resident Dharma teachers or a recorded teaching by Thay. Walking meditation is an invitation to practice mindful walking, uniting our breath and movements, remembering our true home – the present moment. A silent meal, prepared by the monastics, is the opportunity to eat together, looking deeply at our consumption and enjoying the miracle of nourishment.
Lastly, a unique practice in our tradition is the way of sharing our practice, called Dharma Sharing. It is an opportunity to give voice to our experiences – our joys and our difficulties – in a calm, receptive, and safe environment. This is also an opportunity to practice deep listening and loving speech.
Tentative schedule for a Sunday:
You are most welcome to join us for the morning sitting meditation if it fits your schedule. Otherwise, we are happy to welcome you at 8:00am.
8:30 am – Walking Meditation Please meet in front of the Big Meditation Hall
9:45 am – Dharma Talk
11:30 am – Mindfulness Trainings Recitation
* 1st Sunday – The Five Mindfulness Trainings
* 3rd Sunday – The Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings
* 2nd, 4th, 5th Sundays – Dharma Sharing
1:00 pm – Lunch
* 2nd, 4th, 5th Sundays – Formal lunch in the Rising Tide Meditation Hall)
* 1st and 3rd Sundays – Lunch in the Dining Hall
After Lunch – Mindfulness Day Ends
To help us prepare for your visit, please kindly register prior your visit here.
Special message from the monastery
Because of how well the COVID vaccination works, we are happy to open our monastery to visitors. To keep our community safe, we have always chosen to meet or exceed the CDC guidelines. We now feel safe welcoming fully vaccinated friends with booster shot, if due to visit us in person. Please kindly show us proof of vaccination upon arrival. Friends who have not yet or who for some reason cannot get the vaccination are welcome to join us online on Thursdays. This may change as we gain knowledge and experience.
We rejoice with friends who offer their gift of good health at the monastery. We are grateful to those who can be present having completed the COVID vaccine process and could also bring the vaccination card with them.
Bringing your good health, vaccination card and wearing mask especially in indoor spaces will help us build positive energies in the Sangha and help us take even more powerful energies back to our families and communities. This visit may be most significant as we put into practice the power of Interbeing, generosity through our presence and gratitude for all the gifts given and received.