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TET, Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration

A time of traditional festivities with food, family, friends and fun.
When Feb 18, 2015 09:30 AM to
Feb 22, 2015 08:00 PM
Where Blue Cliff Monastery
Contact Name
Contact Phone 845-213-1785
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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 New Year’s Eve!

Guests are welcome to attend New Year's Eve and New Year's Day without an overnight stay.


3:30pm: Dharma Talk (Big Hall)

5:30pm: Dinner (Sister's dining hall)

7:30pm-9:00pm: Be-In (Big Hall)

9:30pm-10:30pm: New Year Ceremony (Big Hall)


Thursday, February 19th, 2015 Happy Lunar New Year!!!
No overnight stay.


9:30am: New Year Ceremony (Big Hall)

10:45am: Oracle Reading (Big Hall)

12:30pm: Lunch (Brother's dining hall)

Program ends after lunch


*Friday, February 20th, 2015 TET Celebration/Weekend Guest Arrival Day


6:00pm: Dinner

7:30pm: Orientation for new guests


Saturday, February 21st, 2015 Visiting Sister's and long-term Lay Sister's rooms!


Lazy Morning

8:00am: Breakfast (Sister's dining hall)

9:30am: Oracle Reading (Big hall)

12:30pm: Lunch (Sister's dining hall)

3:00pm: Open Rooms

6:00pm: Dinner (Sister's dining hall)



Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 Visiting Brother's and long-term Lay Brother's rooms!


Lazy morning

8:00am: Breakfast (Brother's dining hall)
9:30am: Oracle Reading (Big hall)


12:30pm: Lunch (Brother's dining hall)

2:00pm: Open Rooms

6:00pm: Dinner (Brother's dining hall)


*Guests are welcome to stay overnight for the TET weekend starting Friday, February 20th and ending Sunday, February 22nd.

2015 Program of Special Events

Events and Retreats at Blue Cliff Monastery


Blue Cliff is open year round for friends who wish to come and practice. Other than the special retreats listed below, the monastery offers Days of Mindfulness Thursdays and Sundays. We are also open for General Stays for a weekend up to two weeks.

For General Stays and Registration


Winter Retreat, Closing Ceremony
Sunday, Day of Mindfulness, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Program ends after lunch.

 FEB 15
TET, Vietnamese New Year Celebration    FEB 18 - 22
Order of Interbeing Retreat
(for members and aspirants only)

 APR 22 ­- 26

Vesak (Buddha's Birthday)

 MAY 22­ - 24

Wake Up Weekend
(for young adults)

 JUN 19­ - 21

Summer/Family Retreat

 JUN 29­ - JUL 5

Vietnamese Retreat

 JUL 15­ - 19

Mindfulness Retreat

 AUG 31­ - SEP 5

Thanksgiving Day of Mindfulness  NOV 26

Christmas Eve at the Monastery

 DEC 24

New Year's Eve at the Monastery

 DEC 31