Gather in Generosity: Day of Mindfulness in Hayward Sept. 17

You’re invited to gather as a community dedicated to cultivating generosity.

We are offering a day of mindfulness on September 17 — an opportunity to experience mindfulness and generosity, and to connect with other local sanghas and practitioners in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

We will also raise funds to support building the monks’ residence at Deer Park Monastery, fostering a space for monastics to live and for lay people to take refuge.

Let’s practice the spirit of dana: receiving when we need it and giving when we have enough.

We are excited to announce that Dharma teacher Denise Bergez has offered to give a Dharma talk this day.

  • Location: Garin Regional Park in Hayward (outdoors) 
  • Date and time: Sunday, Sept. 17, 8:45am – 3:30pm

Note: This is the weekend of Rosh Hashanah. Those who wish to are invited to participate in a Jewish affinity circle as part of the New Year celebration.

Schedule of the day:

●  8:45 Gather
●  9-10 Walking meditation
●  10:00 – 10:30 Guided sitting meditation
●  10:30 – 11:30 Dharma talk by Dharmacharya Denise Bergez
●  11:30 – 12:00 Mindful movement
●  12-1 Lunch
●  1-2 Dharma Sharing: A chance to share and listen deeply, with your sangha or another group
●  2-3:30 Sangha Sharing: A chance for sanghas to introduce themselves to one another

For more information, see the attached PDF flyer.

If you plan to attend, please register by September 15, using this online form.

We are asking for a donation of $10 or more. Details on how to donate are in the form linked above.

Sending smiles!

Duy Tran, Kim Nhat Nguyen, Eric Guico, Dylan Tweney, and Isabelle YenChi Chappuis