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.

Job Opening

Blue Cliff Monastery has a job opening for a bookkeeper.
This is a wonderful opportunity for right livelihood--to be in contact
with the monastic sangha, and to serve the wider practice community.  Learn more.....

Upcoming Retreats & Events

Blue Cliff Monastery re-opens November 10, 2017.

Register now for our Holiday Retreat, December 28 - January 1, 2018.


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We offer retreats, days of mindfulness, and special events throughout the year. 
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The opportunity to nurture and grow in community is right here in the present moment.
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dear friends, i wrote this song years back based directly on thay's poem "walking meditation" in the book "call me by my true names". i offer it now with love to everyone marching this weekend, jan 21, 2017, and always. may this beautiful poem help us all to be peace, love, and justice on earth. -- sister ocean

Featured Audio

Discourse on The Eight Realizations of the Great Beings by Sr. The Nghiem