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UUCP Congregation and Friends Field Trip – A Day of Mindfulness at BLUE CLIFF MONASTERY 

June 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

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UUCP Congregation and Friends Field Trip

A Day of Mindfulness at BLUE CLIFF MONASTERY 

Date: Thurs. June 2nd

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 Blue Cliff Monastery is a mindfulness practice and monastic training center founded by the Vietnamese Buddhist monk, author, and peace activist- beloved teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh.

Join us for a day of mindfulness practice with the monks and visitors of Blue Cliff Monastery. We will be meeting at the registration Hall of Blue Cliff Monastery at 9:00 AM. Our practice begins at 9:30 AM. SHARP. If you arrive late, please refer to agenda below or feel free to ask any of the Monks you’ll see on the property.

Please wear comfortable clothes. Much of the facility is not wheelchair accessible and requires climbing stairs etc.

Blue Cliff Monastery — Thich Nhat Hanh Foundation

Blue Cliff Monastery

3 Mindfulness Road

Pine Bush, NY 12566



Additional information….



Please see our Come for the Day page for details on our days of mindfulness. We ask that all guests coming for the day be fully vaccinated including a booster. Please wear a mask in the Big Meditation Hall and when in the serving line for our meal.

9:30 am – Dharma Talk – DVD in the Common Room, 2nd floor Harmony Hall
11:30 am – Walking Meditation, meet at the brothers’ dining hall
12:30 pm – Mindful Lunch in the brothers’ dining hall
3:00 pm – Dharma-sharing in the brothers’ dining hall


There is no fee for taking part in a Day of Mindfulness, but we request a donation of $10 to $20 per person, for those who are able. Donations are our main source of support, so every offering is greatly appreciated. Your contribution can help us us to keep the monastery open all year. You can make your offering in any of the donation boxes in the Great Togetherness Meditation Hall or the dining halls.

Individual Needs
Blue Cliff is deeply committed to inclusiveness.  If you have any particular need for assistance, please contact us so we can offer you as much support as possible.

What to Wear
Please wear loose, casual, and comfortable clothing suitable for a monastery environment and for sitting meditation – shirts covering shoulders, back, and midriff, and shorts/skirts/pants at least to the knee, covering leggings. Please bring weather-appropriate clothing and shoes suitable for walking on nature trails so you can fully enjoy the outdoor walking meditation with the community. Please avoid wearing perfumes or other products that may affect those who are sensitive or allergic to scents.

In the spring, summer, and fall, Blue Cliff is home to deer ticks which do carry Lyme Disease. It is easy to protect yourself if you take a few simple precautions–most importantly, thoroughly checking yourself and your children for ticks each day.


June 2
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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