Oct
21
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 -  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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Oct
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 -   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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Oct
28
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 -  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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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 -   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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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 -  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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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 -   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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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 -  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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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 -   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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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 -  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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Thanksgiving Day Celebration
Nov
22
9:00 AM09:00

Thanksgiving Day Celebration

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
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 -  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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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 -   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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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.


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Oct
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 -   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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Oct
14
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness/Opening Ceremony for the Winter Retreat

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The Opening Ceremony for the 3-month Winter Retreat will be held during the Sunday, Day of Mindfulness, October 14, 2018.  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  3-month Winter Retreat Opening Ceremony

11:30 am Dharma Talk

1:00 pm Lunch

1:45 pm Bookshop opens

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Oct
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 -  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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Oct
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 -   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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Sep
30
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 -  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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Sep
23
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 -  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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Sep
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 -   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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Sep
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 -  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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Sep
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 -  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
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
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
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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