Coming & Going in Freedom Commemorating Thich Nhat Hanh’s Continuation & 49th Day Passing Ceremony

The multifold community of Magnolia Grove Monastery warmly invites you to join us for this special weekend as we commemorate our beloved Teacher continuation and 49th Day Passing Ceremony. This precious time is a great opportunity for us to cultivate mindfulness, nourish happiness, and touch the present moment deeply with our mindful breathing and peaceful steps.

We will practice meditation and mindfulness while sitting, walking, eating, speaking, listening, and smiling. This is a beautiful way to remember and continue Thay’s legacy in the here and now.

Friday, March 11:
5:30am – 45’ silent sitting and 3 Prostrations @ big hall (bell team)
6:30am – Exercise
7: 30am – Breakfast
9: 00am – Working meditation
10:30am – Rice offering to the Buddha and Thay (whole Sangha)
12: 00pm – Lunch in circle at Thay’s altar
3:00pm – Working Meditation
5:00pm – 30’ Sitting meditation and Sutra reading (English + Vietnamese)
6:00pm – Dinner
7:00pm – Orientation for guests 

Saturday, March 12:
5:30am – 30’ Guided sitting (from the list) & Touching of the Earth
(English & Vietnamese)
6:30am – Exercise
7:30am – Breakfast
9:00am – Dharma talk (Recorded Dharma talk by Thay (English))
11:00am – Walking meditation
12:00pm – Lunch
3:00pm – Working Meditation
5:30pm – Dinner
7:30pm – “Thay is in your Heart” 

Sunday, March 13:
5:30am – 30′ Sitting meditation and chanting
6:45am – Breakfast
8:30am – Walking meditation
9:45am – Live Dharma talk by Sr. Đoan Nghiêm (Vietnamese) (via Zoom)
11:30am – Memorial Ceremony
12:45pm – Formal Lunch
3:00pm – The day ends

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