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The monastery will be closed from February 10 to February 28, 2019. We will not receive guests and do not have a Day of Mindfulness on Thursdays and Sundays during that time. We will open again for the Spring Retreat season starting from Friday, March 1st, 2019.

We are happy to announce our Summer Family Retreat STAFF program. We are looking for staff to help before, during and after the Summer Family Retreat to be held Jul 10-14. Learn more about our staff program>

Please visit our Schedule of Events page for updates in our schedule.

For registration matters, please contact the office of Blue Cliff Monastery via email (office@bluecliffmonastery.org) or phone (845 - 213 - 1728)

We offer retreats, days of mindfulness, and special events throughout the year. 
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Questions & Answers Sessions with Brothers Phap Khoi, Phap Khong & Sisters Khe Nghiem, Toan Nghiem - on Sunday, December 16, 2018.

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