Aug
16
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

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

          09:30 am -   Walking Meditation
          10:30 am -    Dharma Talk - DVD
          12:30 pm -    Mindful Lunch
          01:30 pm -    Bookshop opens
          03:00 pm -   Activity (Dharma-sharing/outing/workshop/Q&A Panel)

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Aug
19
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

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

          09:30 am -  Walking Meditation
          10:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
          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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Aug
22
to Aug 26

Vietnamese Retreat: Patience is the hallmark of love

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Kính thưa quý vị Phật Tử gần xa!

Hằng năm, tu viện Bích Nham tổ chức khóa tu cho cộng đồng người Việt. Kính mời quý Phật tử về đây thưởng thức không gian yên tĩnh của núi rừng, tiếng suối róc rách, và tiếng chim hót líu lo cũng làm vơi bớt và lắng dịu những lo toan, căng thẳng, áp lực của đời sống thường nhật ở nhà, học đường, chỗ làm hay công sở,... Đây là cơ hội cho chúng ta trở về, cùng nhau thực tập ngồi yên, thở nhẹ và bước thảnh thơi, hoà mình vào dòng sông Chánh Niệm của Tăng Thân. Cho tình ta thắm lại, cho mỗi lời nói mỗi nụ cười, mỗi cái nhìn đều mang dấu ấn của Tình Thương và sự Hiểu Biết.

'' Lắng lòng nghe tiếng gọi quê hương,

Sông núi trông ra đẹp lạ thường

Về tới quê xưa tìm gốc cũ

Qua rồi cầu Hiểu, tới cầu Thương.''

Quý vị có thể vào trang tuvienbichnham.org để biết thêm chi tiết về khóa tu.

Xin bấm vào phần ghi phía dưới để đăng ký ghi danh cho khoá tu (chọn ngôn ngữ tiếng Việt bên góc phải), hoặc số điện thoại 845 867 3757 (gặp sư cô Mặc Nghiêm). 

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Aug
12
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

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

          09:30 am -  Walking Meditation
          10:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
          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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Aug
9
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

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

          09:30 am -   Walking Meditation
          10:30 am -    Dharma Talk - DVD
          12:30 pm -    Mindful Lunch
          01:30 pm -    Bookshop opens
          03:00 pm -   Activity (Dharma-sharing/outing/workshop/Q&A Panel)

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Educators Retreat
Aug
1
to Aug 5

Educators Retreat

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Join Blue Cliff monastics and senior lay teachers from the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh for this special retreat that brings together teachers administrators, social workers and others in the field of education. The retreat will help participants cultivate their own personal mindfulness practice and develop the language and skills needed to bring the practice back to the communities they sere. They will also learn effective methods to enhance, focus, attention, and concentration inside and outside the classroom.

Learn and explore mindfulness practices including:

  • Sitting Meditation                                               
  • Mindful Eating
  • Walking Meditation
  • Deep Relaxation
  • Workshops on mindful living
  • Loving speech & deep listening
  • Beginning anew (conflict resolution)

This retreat is open for both new and experienced mindfulness practitioners. Participants who complete the entire retreat and file necessary paperwork at end of retreat will be eligible for 2 CEU credits.

Those who identify as persons of color, young adults and those of other diverse and underserved communities, are especially welcome to this retreat. A limited number of scholarships are available based on need. To apply, please contact bluecliffeducators@gmail.com.

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Jul
29
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

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

          09:30 am -  Walking Meditation
          10:30 am -  Live Dharma Talk
          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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Jul
28
9:30 AM09:30

Mindful Community Work Day

Please join us for a Community Work Day as we work together joyfully and harmoniously. One session will begin at 9:30 am and we will have a second session at 3:00 pm.  Join us for one or both sessions.  Please email office@bluecliffmonastery.org or call 845-213-1782 and let us know if you're coming so we can plan better for food.

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Summer Family Retreat:  Nurturing Happiness
Jul
11
to Jul 15

Summer Family Retreat: Nurturing Happiness

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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! 

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Jun
30
9:30 AM09:30

Mindful Community Work Day

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Please join us for a Community Work Day as we work together joyfully and harmoniously. One session will begin at 9:30 am and we will have a second session at 3:00 pm.  Join us for one or both sessions.  Please email office@bluecliffmonastery.org or call 845-213-1782 and let us know if you're coming so we can plan better for food.

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Wake-up 2018: For a future to be possible
Jun
20
to Jun 24

Wake-up 2018: For a future to be possible

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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 20, afternoon and to depart on June 24.

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Vesak weekend
May
25
to May 27

Vesak weekend

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Join us as we celebrate the Buddha's Continuation Day. 

Siddhartha, or Buddha Shakyamuni, was an enlightened being whose teachings have helped millions of people touch the peace, love and understanding inherent in each of us.  In celebration and  remembrance of the Buddha, we will practice mindfulness together as a sangha, or community, seeing that the Buddha is still very much alive, here and now.

You are welcome to join us for the weekend, arriving Friday afternoon, May 25 in time for our 6 pm dinner and 7:30 pm orientation.  This weekend is offered to our guests on a donation basis.  Everyone is welcome to join us for the Day of Mindfulness on Sunday, May 27th. There is no need to register for the day visit.

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