Jul
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 -   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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Jul
6
9:30 AM09:30

Community Work Day, July 6th

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Please join us for a Saturday, Community Work Day as we work together joyfully and harmoniously preparing for our summer retreats.  One session will begin at 9:00 am with a gathering 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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Jul
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 -  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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Summer Family Retreat 2019: Harmony in Our Family, Joy in the World
Jul
10
to Jul 14

Summer Family Retreat 2019: Harmony in Our Family, Joy in the World

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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


Please note that there are no family rooms available for this retreat as of May 17, 2019. We have space for campers and commuters. A commuter is someone who stays offsite in a motel, an air bnb, a bed & breakfast etc. There is no bed reserved at the monastery for a commuter.

Campers provide their own tents, tent accessories, tarps. Camping is under trees or on the grass of the monastery. Bathroom facilities including showers are available for campers.

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Jul
14
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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Jul
27
9:30 AM09:30

Community Work Day, July 27th

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Please join us for a Saturday, Community Work Day as we work together joyfully and harmoniously preparing for our summer retreats.  One session will begin at 9:00 am with a gathering 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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Jul
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 -  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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Aug
14
to Aug 18

Joy and Harmony, US Tour Retreat 2019

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For the future to be possible
Blue Cliff Monastery

August 14-18, 2019

We invite you to join Thich Nhat Hanh’s community of monks and nuns from Deer Park Monastery, CA, Magnolia Monastery, MS, as well as Blue Cliff, NY, to experience joy and harmony for yourself and have an opportunity to learn the art of mindfulness, to deepen your mindfulness training, and to taste the joy and peace of practicing as a community.

The Buddha has provided us with guidelines to protect us and help us live in mindfulness. We will be using these guidelines during the retreat to take a look at what preserves peace, well-being, and joy in our bodies, in our consciousness, and in the collective body and consciousness of our families and society and at what heals and preserves our precious planet. For the future to be possible, we will take this time to look more deeply at how we are practicing mindful eating, drinking and consuming.

It is a wonderful retreat for those new to mindfulness practice in the Plum Village tradition, as well as for anyone interested in mindful community life. We welcome the participation of people from all backgrounds. We are committed to fostering a practice environment where all may touch the Dharma and find healing, transformation and nourishment.

Please note that onsite dorm accommodations are full as of Jun 23rd. Commuter and camper spaces are available.

Please email office@bluecliffmonastery.org if you wish to be on waiting list for onsite dorm space.

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Aug
18
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness. This day is also the last day of our US Tour 2019 Retreat.

          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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Aug
21
to Aug 25

Vietnamese Mini Tour Retreat 2019

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Đây là khoá tu gia đình mà lệ phí thì tuỳ hỉ vào lòng hảo tâm của quý vị cúng dường nơi Tam bảo. Tu viện sẽ dựa trên sự đóng góp (tuỳ hỷ cúng dường) của quý vị để chi tiêu cho khoá tu. Chúng tôi sẽ có chương trình riêng cho người lớn, thanh niên, thanh thiếu niên và trẻ em. Dù quý vị và con em của quý vị ở bất cứ lứa tuổi nào cũng có thể thừa hưởng được. Chúng tôi xin kính mời quý vị Phật tử xa gần cùng về tham dự. Mọi chi tiết hoặc ghi danh xin liên lạc sư cô Thần Nghiêm tại Tu Viện Bích Nham. Văn phòng ghi danh mở cửa thứ Hai đến thứ Sáu, từ 9:00 sáng - 5:00 chiều.  Nếu gọi trước hoặc sau giờ văn phòng mở cửa, xin để lại tên và số điện thoại. Ban văn phòng sẽ liên lạc với quý vị sau.  Quý vị có thể ghi danh qua những phương tiện như sau:

1. Ghi danh trực tiếp qua mạng:  Xin bấm vào nút dưới đây để ghi danh ngay bây giờ. Xin lưu ý chỗ cho phòng đang giới hạn, và phải ở giường tầng. Quý vị nhớ ghi danh càng sớm càng tốt để văn phòng có đủ thời gian sắp chỗ.

XIN QUÝ VỊ ĐĂNG KÝ SỚM ĐỂ VĂN PHÒNG SẮP XẾP

Ghi chú: Nếu quý vị muốn ghi danh cho người khác cùng đi với mình, thì sau khi ghi danh xong cho người đầu tiên xin bấm vào nút 'add another', rồi tiếp tục ghi danh cho người tiếp theo. Quý vị có thể tiếp tục như vậy cho đến khi ghi danh xong cho tất cả mọi người.  Tới đây, quý vị có thể bấm vào nút ‘check out’ mà không cần phải đi tiếp để trả tiền, ngoại trừ quý vị hoan hỉ cúng dường bằng cách dùng thẻ tín dụng (Master/Visa) ngay bây giờ. Nếu không, quý vị có thể cúng dường tại văn phòng ghi danh khi đến tu viện.More information to follow.

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Aug
25
9:30 AM09:30

Day of Mindfulness

Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness. This day is also the last day of our Vietnamese Retreat. The talk will be in Vietnamese with English translation supplied.

          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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Jun
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 -  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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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, Wednesday afternoon and to depart on June 23. Please do not register if you plan to arrive on Thursday, Friday or Saturday for the retreat.

The cost for the retreat is a sliding scale. You choose what you can afford and the value for you.
We also have scholarships available for this retreat. Please check the scholarship box in the registration if you wish to apply for financial help.

Young Adult dorm space sliding scale is—————— ——————-$360 to $200 for the retreat.
Young Adult camping space sliding scale is———————————$280 to $120 for the retreat.
Student (18-27)/Unemployed dorm space sliding scale is————-$280 to $120 for the retreat.


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Jun
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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Jun
15
9:30 AM09:30

Community Work Day

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Please join us for a Saturday, Community Work Day as we work together joyfully and harmoniously preparing for our summer retreats.  One session will begin at 9:00 am with a gathering 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.


To participate in working meditation can be a great happiness. It is an opportunity to engage in the maintenance and care of our practice center while enjoying our practice of mindfulness. When we wash the cars, turn the compost piles, or chop wood, we stay mindful of our breathing and the activity that we are doing. When we work in the garden, we get in touch with the plants and nourish our connection to the earth. Sweeping and mopping the meditation halls, we see that we are already practicing to calm our mind and body.

Working Meditation links us to our everyday life, both here and when we return home.

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Jun
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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Jun
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
     
          03:30 pm -   Activity (Dharma-sharing/outing/workshop/Q&A Panel)

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Jun
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  -  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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May
26
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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Vesak weekend
May
17
to May 19

Vesak weekend

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Join us as we celebrate the Buddha's Continuation Day on May 19, 2019.

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 17 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 19th. There is no need to register for the day visit. If you wish to stay overnight, please register.

Everyone is welcome to come on Sunday, just for the day. Or for the ordination on Saturday. There are no overnight accommodations available at the monastery. Please check the schedule posted on our website page, Schedule of Events, before coming.

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May
12
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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May
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 -   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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May
5
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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Apr
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 -  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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Apr
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 -  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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Apr
14
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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