Day of Mindfulness April 13

Saturday, April 13 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Bay Area Sanghas are invited to a day of nourishing practices in the Plum Village Tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh at a beautiful monastery in the Santa Cruz mountains.

Please use this form to RSVP to help with planning and carpooling:

See further details in the flyer below.

Free Donations appreciated

Logan Payne

Udumbaba Retreat Center / Duc Vien Tinh Lien

21055 Summit Road
Los Gatos, CA United States
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Deer Park Family Retreat

Family Retreat is a retreat for families of all descriptions. In this retreat we will have programs for adults, children, tweens, and teens, ensuring that every member of your family will have an opportunity to deepen their experience of the practice.

Parents and adults are given the opportunity to explore the practice through activities such as Dharma Sharing, Total Relaxation, and Dharma Talks while the younger ones will get to experience age-appropriate mindfulness activities and sharings of their own.

Registration opens in the Spring.

For more info:

Family Retreat 2024


Pho Tri (Wisdom Meditation School) Day of Mindfulness

Saturday, March 23 @ 10:00 am 4:00 pm

Please save the date for the latest in the Wisdom Meditation School’s ongoing series of days of mindfulness in Vacaville.

Details are in the PDFs linked below.

If you have any questions about this DOM, please contact Châu Yoder:


Saturday, March 23
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Chau Yoder

Udumbaba Retreat Center / Duc Vien Tinh Lien

21055 Summit Road
Los Gatos, CA United States
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Deep Looking, Deep Listening Zoom Circle – Ongoing

Dear Thay, dear sangha members practicing peace:

Please join Dharma teacher Lyn Fine and others in their weekly zoom, on Tuesdays since early October 2023: 

  • 16-18h in Central Europe, 
  • 10-noon EST, 
  • 7am-9am Pacific

Deep Looking, Deep Listening Zoom Circle in the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism

Hosted by Mindful Peacebuilding Sangha

Co-facilitated: Dharma Teacher Lyn Fine and others


7am-9amPT (come and go as needed)


Continue reading “Deep Looking, Deep Listening Zoom Circle – Ongoing”

Deepening White Awareness & Engaged Practice

How in these times can the Plum Village practice community contribute to transforming racial injustice and support wise, skillful, and compassionate action grounded in love—in short, create beloved community?

Please join the Deepening White Awareness Sangha for three half-days of mindfulness, offered to individuals who self-identify as white, to mindfully explore our whiteness. We will follow the Plum Village teachings and practices throughout our time together, which will include meditation, sharing, and grounding exercises. The series is open to people who are beginning this mindful exploration, and to those who have experience. During the series, we will:

  • Deepen awareness of white privilege, benefits and biases within ourselves
  • Cultivate capacity to take action for racial justice
  • Create community for ongoing support and action

Continue reading “Deepening White Awareness & Engaged Practice”

Deer Park Wake Up Retreat 2024

An in-person 7-day retreat, April 7-13, for young adults between the ages of 18 and 35 years old, hosted by Deer Park Monastery with the support of monastics and practitioners in the Plum Village Tradition.

For more information, see the Deer Park website:

Wake Up Retreat 2024

Deer Park BIPOC Retreat

Deer Park Monastery is hosting a BIPOC Mindfulness Retreat as an expression of our continuing commitment to creating a nourishing, healing, and empowering space for members of our spiritual family who self-identify as BIPOC.

For more information, see the Deer Park website:

BIPOC Retreat – Nourishing Our Roots


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.