Please join us during this very special festival season.
Schedule for Tet, the Vietnamese Lunar New Year Holidays
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Day of Mindfulness and Preparing Earth Cakes
9:30am - Dharma Talk
11:30am - Walking meditation & Put up the Lunar New Year Pole
12:30pm - Year-End Celebration Lunch
3:00pm - Community work (prepare banana leaves, bean filling…)
6:00pm - Dinner
Friday, February 5, 2016
EARTH CAKE DAY @ Sisters' Hamlet
8:00am - Breakfast and prepare earth cakes
12:30pm - Lunch and prepare earth cakes
6:00pm - Dinner and cook earth cakes all night long
7:30pm - Orientation for new arrivals
Saturday, February 6
Room Cleaning for residents and monastics
Normal day for guests
Sunday, February 7
Welcome in the New Year
9:30am - Personal practice/ rehearsal for Be-In
12:30pm - Lunch
3:00pm - Walking meditation
4:00pm - Dharma Talk
5:30pm - Dinner
7:30pm - New Year’s Be-In
11:30pm - New Year’s Eve Ceremony - Lễ Giao thừa mừng Xuân Bính Thân
Monday, February 8
Opening Ceremony, Oracle Readings, and Brothers' Room Visits
9:30am - Lion's Dance (Múa lân) - Gratitute to Our Teacher ( Lễ chúc Tết Thầy) - Oracle Reading (Bói Kiều)
12:00 pm Lunch@ sisters' hamlet
2:00 pm visiting rooms @Brothers’ hamlet
9:30 pm Monks' residence closes
Tuesday, February 9
Oracle Readings and Sisters' Room Visits
9:30 Oracle Reading (Bói Kiều)
12:00 pm Lunch @ brothers' hamlet
2:00 pm visiting rooms @Sisters’ hamlet
9:30 pm Sisters' residence closes
Wednesday, February 10
BCM Closed for Temple Visits
Thursday, February 11, NO DAY OF MINDFULNESS
BCM Closed for Temple Visits
Friday, February 12
Saturday, February 13
Normal Schedule for guests
Sunday, February 14
Community New Year's Celebration Day
6:00am – Sitting Meditation
8:00am – Breakfast
9:30am – Oracle Reading
11:30am – New Year's Fair and Lunch (all afternoon)
6:00pm – Dinner
7:30pm – Music and more...
Monday, February 15
Tuesday, February 16
We are pleased to announce that our latest album, Healing Songs, is available for listening and for purchase at cdbaby. This is a new venture for us. Please let us know if there are other albums you'd like to be able to access on-line and please share the link if you like the music! We offer it with all our love and mindfulness!
Plum Village Brothers and Sisters share their experience at the COP21 Paris Climate Conference and the community's engagement in the collective climate actions to reduce the impact on the planet.
This season, we invite you to imagine a Santa Claus dressed in green. He bears an empty sack, with no material gifts, but only a gift of the heart, a gift of love.
A recent article by Sr. True Dedication on the Huffington Post.
Thich Nhat Hanh receives the Pacem in Terris Peace and Freedom Award on October 31, 2015.
Br. Fulfillment is interviewed by Tricycle Magazine on how Thay's illness has changed the sangha.
Coming this Fall: A tour with the Monastic Community of Thich Nhat Hanh.
Sunday, August 16, is the last Day of Mindfulness for August.
Join us this July for our annual Vietnamese-speaking retreat.
Please join us on July 26!
Please support the Mindfulness Bell!
Learn about Viet Wake Up and join our tour this March.
Tet is one of the monastery's most wonderful celebrations of the year. We invite you to join us!