Special Events

From time to time Blue Cliff celebrates and hosts special events here at the monastery and also in the region. Other retreats and events are happening all over the United states and all over the world – see the links below to other sites.

Now and ongoing throughout 2015:  Thay’s Calligraphy Exhibit at ABC Home in NYC.

This exhibit is located on the mezzanine level and is open to the public during store hours.
Read more about the making of this exhibit at ABC home

Lunar New Year 2015 (Tet)

Feb 18, 2015 09:30 AM to Feb 22, 2015 08:00 PM

Blue Cliff Monastery

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 New Year’s Eve! Guests are welcome to attend New Year's Eve and New Year's Day without an overnight stay.

  • 3:30pm: Dharma Talk (Big Hall)
  • 5:30pm: Dinner (Sister's dining hall)
  • 7:30pm-9:00pm: Be-In (Big Hall)
  • 9:30pm-10:30pm: New Year Ceremony (Big Hall)

Thursday, February 19th, 2015 Happy Lunar New Year! No overnight stay.

  • 9:30am: New Year Ceremony (Big Hall)
  • 10:45am: Oracle Reading (Big Hall)
  • 12:30pm: Lunch (Brother's dining hall)

Program ends after lunch

*Friday, February 20th, 2015 TET Celebration/Weekend Guest Arrival Day

  • 6:00pm: Dinner
  • 7:30pm: Orientation for new guests

Saturday, February 21st, 2015 Visiting Sister's and long-term Lay Sister's rooms!

  • Lazy Morning
  • 8:00am: Breakfast (Sister's dining hall)
  • 9:30am: Oracle Reading (Big hall)
  • 12:30pm: Lunch (Sister's dining hall)
  • 3:00pm: Open Rooms
  • 6:00pm: Dinner (Sister's dining hall)

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 Visiting Brother's and long-term Lay Brother's rooms!

  • Lazy morning
  • 8:00am: Breakfast (Brother's dining hall)
  • 9:30am: Oracle Reading (Big hall)
  • 12:30pm: Lunch (Brother's dining hall)
  • 2:00pm: Open Rooms
  • 6:00pm: Dinner (Brother's dining hall)

*Guests are welcome to stay overnight for the TET weekend starting Friday, February 20th and ending Sunday, February 22nd.

Biannual US tour
The US tour is happening -- please support us! Due to Thay’s health condition, it is unlikely he will attend. However a large monastic delegation from Plum Village will come to support to the tour. In light of this historic moment, it is likely to be an extraordinarily powerful tour – don’t miss it. Registration for events at Blue Cliff will open in March.

2015 Vesak 
Come celebrate the birth of the Buddha at Blue Cliff -- all welcome.

2015 Blue Cliff retreats in Canada
This year the Blue Cliff Sangha will travel to Toronto Canada to support several retreats.