Mar
3
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
        11:00 am -  Walking Meditation
          12:00 pm  -  Dharma-sharing or
                         First Sunday of the month-Five Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
                        
Third Sunday of the month-Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
          01:00 pm - Lunch
          01:45 pm - Bookshop opens  

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Mar
7
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -   Dharma Talk - DVD
          11:30 am -    Walking Meditation
          12:30 pm -    Mindful Lunch
     
          03:30 pm -   Activity (Dharma-sharing/outing/workshop/Q&A Panel)

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Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
        11:00 am -  Walking Meditation
          12:00 pm  -  Dharma-sharing or
                         First Sunday of the month-Five Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
                        
Third Sunday of the month-Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
          01:00 pm - Lunch
          01:45 pm - Bookshop opens  

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Mar
17
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
        11:00 am -  Walking Meditation
          12:00 pm  -  Dharma-sharing or
                         First Sunday of the month-Five Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
                        
Third Sunday of the month-Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
          01:00 pm - Lunch
          01:45 pm - Bookshop opens  

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Mar
24
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
        11:00 am -  Walking Meditation
          12:00 pm  -  Dharma-sharing or
                         First Sunday of the month-Five Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
                        
Third Sunday of the month-Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
          01:00 pm - Lunch
          01:45 pm - Bookshop opens  

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Mar
31
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
        11:00 am -  Walking Meditation
          12:00 pm  -  Dharma-sharing or
                         First Sunday of the month-Five Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
                        
Third Sunday of the month-Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
          01:00 pm - Lunch
          01:45 pm - Bookshop opens  

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Order of Interbeing Retreat: Beautiful Practice, Beautiful Continuation
Apr
24
to Apr 28

Order of Interbeing Retreat: Beautiful Practice, Beautiful Continuation

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When you look at an orange tree, you see that the orange tree is producing beautiful green leaves, fragrant orange blossoms, and sweet oranges. Those are the things an orange tree has to offer to the world. A human being is like that too. In her daily life she produces thoughts, speech, and actions. Our thoughts may be beautiful, compassionate, and loving. Our speech may also be compassionate, inspiring, full of love and understanding. And our actions may also be compassionate, protecting, healing, and supporting others and ourselves. Looking deeply in the present moment we can see that we're producing thoughts, speech, and actions. In the Buddhist tradition, our thoughts, our speech and our actions are our true continuation.  -- by Thich Nhat Hanh from  Answers from the Heart

This is our annual retreat for Order of Interbeing members and formal OI aspirants. The Order of Interbeing is a community of monastics and lay people who have committed to living their lives in accord with the Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings. This five-day retreat is a chance for OI members and aspirants, both monastic and lay, to strengthen our practice, deepen our connection as a community, and explore ways to nurture and strengthen our aspiration to live beautifully and mindfully in the spirit of togetherness.

Note: An aspirant must have already begun his or her aspirancy and must have a current OI mentor who is an ordained Dharma teacher. 

The Four Principles of the Order of Interbeing, a dharma talk by Br. Phap Dung, 9-30-2018 on the genesis of the Order and the Four Pillars.


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Wake-up Retreat 2019
Jun
19
to Jun 23

Wake-up Retreat 2019

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You are invited to join other young adults (ages 18-35 or so) for a time of practice, inclusiveness, and fun. The Wake Up movement was founded by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh as a way for young adults around the world to come together and practice mindfulness in order to take care of themselves, nourish happiness, and contribute to building a healthier and more compassionate society. During this time together we will explore the practices of sitting, walking and eating meditation, while building community through Dharma sharing and simply being together.

This retreat is for young adults able to arrive on June 19, afternoon and to depart on June 23.

Projected registration opening date: March 6, 2019

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Summer Family Retreat 2019
Jul
10
to Jul 14

Summer Family Retreat 2019

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Join us for our joyful annual retreat celebrating our blood and spiritual family.

We come together to play, to practice, to share, to sing. We offer children and teens tools for handling strong emotions, peer pressure, and expectations from parents and teachers. We offer adults mindfulness practices to enrich and deepen the bonds between partners, spouses, siblings, and friends, and between parent and child. We learn how to touch the peace and joy of the present moment, and to nurture the best gift we can offer those we love ---our presence.

Together we will practice: walking, eating, and sitting meditation; loving speech and deep listening; touching the earth, deep relaxation, ceremonies and celebration.

We also love music, so please bring your instruments! 

Here is a song to enjoy, Six Mantras song

Projected registration opening date: April 10, 2019

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TET - the Lunar New Year
Feb
4
to Feb 6

TET - the Lunar New Year

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Welcoming in the Vietnamese (Lunar) New Year or "Tết” is an important and joyful time at the monastery---the most important festival in Vietnamese culture.  We will focus on informal teachings based on traditional Vietnamese poetic "oracle reading."

Please note that our formal practices of sitting meditation, walking meditation and silent meals are suspended, and replaced with informal practice. Therefore Tết” is appropriate only for those already familiar with Plum Village practice.

Monday, Feb 4th
3:00 pm Walking Meditation
4:00 pm Dharma Talk
5:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Be-in
10:00 pm New Year's Eve ceremony

Tuesday, Feb 5th
9:30 am  New Year Ceremony for monastics
                Oracle Reading - for all
12:30 pm Lunch
2:00- 4:00 pm Room visits for LAY-FRIENDS on brother’s side
4:00- 9:30 pm Room visits for Brothers
6:00 pm Dinner
9:30 pm  Visits end

Wednesday, Feb 6th
9:30 am Oracle Reading
12:30 Lunch
2:00- 4:00 pm Room visits for LAY-FRIENDS on sister’s side
4:00- 9:30 pm Room visits for Sisters
9:30 pm Visits end

To register for overnight visits during TET, please register for a Seasonal Retreat.  For arrival dates on Sunday, Feb 3, Monday, Feb 4, Tuesday, Feb 5th, please call the registration office 845-213-1782 for special instructions on how to register.

Thursday - Sunday, BCM will be closed so that the monastics can visit other temples.

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Jan
31
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -   Dharma Talk - DVD
          11:30 am -    Walking Meditation
          12:30 pm -    Mindful Lunch
         
          03:30 pm -   Activity (Dharma-sharing/outing/workshop/Q&A Panel)

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Jan
24
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -   Dharma Talk - DVD
          11:30 am -    Walking Meditation
          12:30 pm -    Mindful Lunch
         
          03:30 pm -   Activity (Dharma-sharing/outing/workshop/Q&A Panel)

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Jan
20
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
        11:00 am -  Walking Meditation
          12:00 pm  -  Dharma-sharing or
                         First Sunday of the month-Five Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
                        
Third Sunday of the month-Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
          01:00 pm - Lunch
          01:45 pm - Bookshop opens  

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Jan
13
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness/Pavarana Ceremony

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The Pavarana Ceremony to end the 3-month Winter Retreat will be held during the Sunday, the Day of Mindfulness, January 13, 2019. Please note the changes in the schedule for the day.

These changes are tentative, please check back here before coming on Sunday.

9:30 am  Pavarana Ceremony

11:30 am Dharma Talk

1:00 pm Lunch

1:45 pm Bookshop opens

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Jan
10
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -   Dharma Talk - DVD
          11:30 am -    Walking Meditation
          12:30 pm -    Mindful Lunch
     
          03:30 pm -   Activity (Dharma-sharing/outing/workshop/Q&A Panel)

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Jan
6
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
        11:00 am -  Walking Meditation
          12:00 pm  -  Dharma-sharing or
                         First Sunday of the month-Five Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
                        
Third Sunday of the month-Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
          01:00 pm - Lunch
          01:45 pm - Bookshop opens  

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Holiday Retreat
Dec
28
to Jan 1

Holiday Retreat

The Earth turns. The seasons change. Time is not bound in any framework, yet, still we have deep gratitude to our ancestors who framed time in days, months, and years so that, now, we have an opportunity at the end of each year to look bakc: at the things that we have done or have not yet done, at the streams of mind, body and events that have shaped our being and our relationships.

This Holiday Retreat is a wonderful opportunity for ourselves and our loved ones to practice deep and honest reflection, generating peace and quieting the mind so that we may bring into light what is good, true, and beautiful in us.

May we and all beings let go of the burdens we carry.
May we and all beings live light and free.

As our annual Holiday Retreat continues to grow in families and friends, we also offer a children's program for our young ones to share in the practice of and having fun. Join us!

Retreat costs are for the entire retreat and include all meals:
Employed Adults:                                                                 $440-$240 sliding scale
Students (18-27)/Seniors (over 65)/Unemployed:              $320-$160  sliding scale
*Commuter:                                                                          $320-$160  sliding scale
Teen (13-17):                                                                           $160-$140 sliding scale
Child (6-12):                                                                           $120-$100 sliding scale

Limited partial scholarships are available. The scholarship application can be found on the registration form.

*Commuters find their own lodging outside of Blue Cliff and come to Blue Cliff
in the morning and leave in the evening.


Please email office@bluecliffmonastery.org if you wish to commute to the Holiday Retreat at Blue Cliff.

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Dec
24
3:00 PM15:00

Holidays at the Monastery

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We will host an open day of mindfulness on Monday, December 24th, 2018. There will be no day of mindfulness the day before, on Sunday, December 23. Those wishing to stay at the monastery over Christmas time are welcome to register for a Personal Retreat during this time to enjoy a joyful, mindful holiday time.

We invite our guests to bring desserts and non-alcoholic beverages to share for our Holiday meal.

Schedule Monday, December 24th

3 pm —-Walking Meditation
4 pm —-Dharma Talk
5:30 pm —- Celebratory Dinner
7:30 pm —- Be-In (songs, stories and more)

Tuesday, December 25th

Brunch, dinner and gift exchange for residents

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Dec
16
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
        11:00 am -  Walking Meditation
          12:00 pm  -  Dharma-sharing or
                         First Sunday of the month-Five Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
                        
Third Sunday of the month-Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
          01:00 pm - Lunch
          01:45 pm - Bookshop opens  

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Dec
13
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -   Dharma Talk - DVD
          11:30 am -    Walking Meditation
          12:30 pm -    Mindful Lunch
          01:30 pm -    Bookshop opens
          03:30 pm -   Activity (Dharma-sharing/outing/workshop/Q&A Panel)

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Dec
9
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
        11:00 am -  Walking Meditation
          12:00 pm  -  Dharma-sharing or
                         First Sunday of the month-Five Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
                        
Third Sunday of the month-Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
          01:00 pm - Lunch
          01:45 pm - Bookshop opens  

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Dec
6
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -   Dharma Talk - DVD
          11:30 am -    Walking Meditation
          12:30 pm -    Mindful Lunch
          01:30 pm -    Bookshop opens
          03:30 pm -   Activity (Dharma-sharing/outing/workshop/Q&A Panel)

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Dec
2
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
        11:00 am -  Walking Meditation
          12:00 pm  - Transmission of Siksamana trainings ceremony. One of the nuns will receive the trainings in order to prepare for full ordination in the near future.

          01:00 pm - Lunch
          01:45 pm - Bookshop opens  

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Nov
29
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -   Dharma Talk - DVD
          11:30 am -    Walking Meditation
          12:30 pm -    Mindful Lunch
       
          03:30 pm -   Activity (Dharma-sharing/outing/workshop/Q&A Panel)

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Nov
25
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
        11:00 am -  Walking Meditation
          12:00 pm  -  Dharma-sharing or
                         First Sunday of the month-Five Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
                        
Third Sunday of the month-Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
          01:00 pm - Lunch
          01:45 pm - Bookshop opens  

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Thanksgiving Day Celebration
Nov
22
9:00 AM09:00

Thanksgiving Day Celebration

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Join us for a Day of Gratitude and Mindfulness.

9:30 am Dharma Talk
11:30 am Memorial service for Thay’s grandfather-teacher, Zen Master Nhất Định (1784-1847)
founder òf Tứ Hiếu, our root temple in Huế, Vietnam.

12:30 pm Thanksgiving lunch followed by brief sharing

Visitors are welcome to bring potluck dishes, desserts and drinks to share with others if they wish.

No registration is required to come for the day. Donations are appreciated to help cover our costs. You will find donation boxes in the back of the big meditation hall and in the dining halls.

Those wishing to stay at the monastery over Thanksgiving are welcome to register for a Personal Retreat.

 

 

 

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Nov
18
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
        11:00 am -  Walking Meditation
          12:00 pm  -  Dharma-sharing or
                         First Sunday of the month-Five Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
                        
Third Sunday of the month-Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
          01:00 pm - Lunch
          01:45 pm - Bookshop opens  

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Nov
15
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -   Dharma Talk - DVD
          11:30 am -    Walking Meditation
          12:30 pm -    Mindful Lunch
          01:30 pm -    Bookshop opens
          03:30 pm -   Activity (Dharma-sharing/outing/workshop/Q&A Panel)

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Nov
11
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
        11:00 am -  Walking Meditation
          12:00 pm  -  Dharma-sharing or
                         First Sunday of the month-Five Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
                        
Third Sunday of the month-Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
          01:00 pm - Lunch
          01:45 pm - Bookshop opens  

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Nov
8
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -   Dharma Talk - DVD
          11:30 am -    Walking Meditation
          12:30 pm -    Mindful Lunch
          01:30 pm -    Bookshop opens
          03:30 pm -   Activity (Dharma-sharing/outing/workshop/Q&A Panel)

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Nov
4
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
        11:00 am -  Walking Meditation
          12:00 pm  -  Dharma-sharing or
                         First Sunday of the month-Five Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
                        
Third Sunday of the month-Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings Ceremony
          01:00 pm - Lunch
          01:45 pm - Bookshop opens  

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Nov
1
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness.

          09:30 am -   Dharma Talk - DVD
          11:30 am -    Walking Meditation
          12:30 pm -    Mindful Lunch
          01:30 pm -    Bookshop opens
          03:30 pm -   Activity (Dharma-sharing/outing/workshop/Q&A Panel)

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