Tet - The Lunar New Year


 

Welcoming in the Vietnamese (Lunar) New Year is an important and joyful time at the monastery.  Join us for the whole weekend or just a day.  Here is the schedule for this festive season.  Please note that we will not be hosting most of our normal meditation schedule as this is a time to simply enjoy being together as a spiritual family.

Friday, January 27
12.30pm   Lunch
3.00pm    Walking Meditation

4.00pm   Dharma Talk
5.30pm    Dinner
7.30pm    Be-In
9.30pm   Total Relaxation
11.30pm   Traditional New Year's Eve Ceremony

Saturday, January 28
9:30am   Lion Dance, Monastic Ceremony and Oracle Reading
11:30am   Brunch
3:00pm   Visiting the Brothers' Rooms
5:30pm   Dinner
9:30pm   Room Visiting Ends

Sunday, January 29
9:30am   Oracle Reading
11:30am   Brunch
3:00pm   Visiting the Sisters' Rooms
5:30pm   Dinner
9:30pm   Room Visiting Ends

Monday, January 30
10:30am   Brunch
3:00pm   Visiting the Lay Friends' Rooms
6:00pm   Dinner

If you wish to book an overnight stay with us at this time, please register for a Personal Retreat.

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