Established by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh to share the practice of mindful living.
Nestled on 80 acres of beautiful woodland in the southern Catskill region just two hours from New York City–a tranquil sanctuary with pure mountain air and meandering trails and streams, offering space to rest, heal, and grow.
The Miracle of Mindfulness Tour
Join us for the most important mindfulness event of the year. 75 monastics from around the world will be on tour throughout the US. We have retreats, days of mindfulness, and special events at Blue Cliff and in New York city.
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We offer retreats, days of mindfulness, and special events throughout the year.
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News & Updates
Tet is one of the monastery's most wonderful celebrations of the year. We invite you to join us!
At Blue Cliff, we celebrated our Wake Up retreat with elements from A for awareness to Z for Zack Foley (we missed you, Zack!) In between, we practiced Deep Listening, Family, Happiness, Healing. Joy, Love, Mindfulness, Play, Release, Sharing From the Heart, Sitting Meditation, Togetherness, and Walking Meditation!
Discourse on The Eight Realizations of the Great Beings by Sr. The Nghiem