NorCal Sangha events for the 2-year anniversary of Thay’s passing

Thay became a cloud on January 22, 2022, and we are now coming up on the 2nd anniversary of that date. 

Here are some events of interest to the NorCal community commemorating this anniversary.


Thich Tu Luc is inviting the community to Thay’s 2nd Anniversary ceremony on Sunday, January 21, 2024 at 10am, in Hayward Temple (aka Chua Pho Tu / Compassion Pagoda). All are invited!

17327 Meekland Avenue, Hayward, CA 94541

This program will include sitting meditation, chanting, and expressions. Children are welcome!

Program for Jan. 21, 2024:

Sunday January 21 is the end of the Temporary Monastics life for people who want to attend this precious event (January 17-21)

10:00 am : Ceremony in English and Vietnamese in memory of Sư Ông (2nd Year of his passing)

11:30 am: friendly lunch  

1:00 pm: De-robe ceremony for the temporary monastics  

·       Chủ Nhật, 21-1-2024

10 giờ sáng            Lễ Đại Tường Sư Ông Làng Mai ( song ngữ)

11 giờ 30               Cơm trưa thân mật.

1 giờ chiều             Xả giới – Hồi hướng

Hoàn mãn./-


Plum Village will be live streaming a 2-year memorial ceremony via their YouTube channel. The Plum Village event is on January 21 at 12:30am Pacific time (9:30 CET) — details are here

Plum Village is offering a Ceremony of Transformation to Ancestor the following week. This event is on Tuesday Jan 30, at 9am Pacific time (18:00 CET). This will also be streamed. Details at the same link.

There is also a Ceremony of Transformation to Ancestor live in Vietnamese on the morning of January 29 in Vietnam. Details and the time haven’t been announced yet, but as a guide, 9am on January 29 in Vietnam will be 6pm Pacific time on January 28 in California.

Note: video streaming links are not yet available but I assume they’ll be posted on the linked page.