Visiting the Monastery
English speaking practice is held weekly on Tuesdays and monthly on a Saturday. Vietnamese speaking services are held on Sundays. These and other special events are listed below in English. See the link below to download the schedule in Vietnamese. See the contact page for location and directions.
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Saturday, 5 - English Speaking Day of Mindfulness
Sunday, 6 - Vietnamese Speaking Day of Mindfulness
Saturday, 19 - English and Vietnamese Day of Silent Practice
Sunday, 27 - Beginning Anew, Buddha’s name, and Five Mindfulness Recitation for Vietnamese speaking
Saturday, 2 - English Speaking Day of Mindfulness
Sunday, 3 - Vietnamese Speaking Day of Mindfulness
3-Day Retreat with Thay Chan Phap Dang
Thay Chan Phap-Dang is a student of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and lives in Plum Village. He received a Lamp Transmission to be a Dharma Teacher in 1996. He travels to teach the dharma in Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Germany, Italy, and Indonesia.
Saturday, 16 - English and Vietnamese Day of Silent Practice
Sunday, 24 - Beginning Anew, Buddha’s name, and Five Mindfulness Recitation for Vietnamese speaking
Thursday, 28 - Thanksgiving Celebration and English Speaking Day of Practice
Saturday, 7 - English Speaking Day of Mindfulness
Sunday, 8 - Vietnamese Speaking Day of Mindfulness
Saturday, 21 - English and Vietnamese Day of Silent Practice
Sunday, December 29, 2013 - New Years Celebration and Day of Practice (English and
Typical Schedules for English Speaking Days
Wear loose comfortable clothes that cover your shoulders and knees.
Dress in warm layers, as it may be cold in the meditation hall and outside.
The monastery is in the mountains where it is often 10 degrees colder than
Denver. Shoes are not worn inside. Wear sandals or other shoes that are
easy to take on and off, and warm socks if your feet get cold.
Some mediation cushions are available at the monastery; however, some practitioners prefer to bring their own.
Thay is Vietnamese for "teacher" and can be used to address any of the monks at the monastery. The Abbot's name, "Tinh Man" translates to "complete stillness" in English. To address a specific monk, you may use just the title Thay or both their title and name, such as Thay Tinh Man. Nuns are addressed by the title Sư Cô and their name.
See this document with more details including other frequently asked questions