September 1 | Day of Mindfulness

A Day of Mindfulness, led by Thich Nhat Hanh, will take place at the Blue Cliff Monastery in Pine Bush, New York. The day will begin at 9:30 with dharma talk, followed by walking meditation, eating meditation and an afternoon activity. As this is a Fundraising Day of Mindfulness, there is a suggested minimum donation for the day of $35 for adults and $25 for students and seniors.

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED – SOLD OUT

To register for this Day of Mindfulness, please click here.  Please note: You must first login to register. 

Overnight accommodations for the Day of Mindfulness will not be available at the monastery.  If you are traveling some distance to join us for this day, you may wish to contact any of the following hotels, located 15-30 minutes from the monastery:

As with all our events, we encourage participants to share rides wherever possible in order to reduce the environmental aspect of traveling. Please use the commenting system below to make connections with other participants to offer rides and insights on reducing the impact.

  • Judy Hassler moran

    Denis Moran and Judy Hassler Moran will be there.

  • Donna Kaunike

    I live near Youngstown, Ohio and I hope to go. Does anyone in this area want to carpool over. I’d plan to stay 2 nights, going over the day before.

  • Melanie

    I’m so excited. I plan to be there.

  • http://gravatar.com/drsoltis111 drsoltis111

    I’m coming from South Jerzee, near Atlantic City if anyone wants to share the 3+ hour ride

    • jan

      Where do you live in South Jersey. I am in Williamstown, about a 45 minute drive from AC.

      • ssparksnj

        I’m in Turnersville. I’m interested in sharing a ride. Was considering going up the night before but seems like most hotels are booked.

        • drsoltis111

          I thought registration was closed

          • ssparksnj

            I booked a ticket already. But I’ve read somewhere that they are telling people still to come. I would give them a call.

          • drsoltis111

            I will call them to find out if I can still come. I will post my status

    • ssparksnj

      Are u still traveling from south jersey? I’m in the Turnersville area. Looking to share a ride.

      • drsoltis111

        I just had a new hip installed, I still plan on going if I can drive. I live in Egg Harbor Township

      • drsoltis111

        I’m looking at your (ssparksnj) are you from Seasisde Park?

        • ssparksnj

          I’m not from Seaside. From Turnersville. Are u still going?

  • Melinda

    I will be coming to the 9/1/13 Day of Mindfulness from Central Virginia if anyone wants to ride share. I’d like to find a place to stay that is near Blue Cliff. Does anyone know of a place?

    • http://www.facebook.com/susan.daly.792 Susan Daly

      I am also in Central VA and would be interested in a ride share.

      • Melinda

        Where in Central Virginia are you?

        Sent from my iPad

        • Melinda

          I live in Lynchburg, Va.

      • Melinda

        Are you still looking for a ride to the September 1st ‘Day of Mindfulness’ at Blue Cliff? I am in Lynchburg, VA…

  • http://twitter.com/modeglobal Pamela

    I’m in Binghamton, NY. Anyone carpooling from the Binghamton/Ithaca/Syracuse area? I can contribute gas money.

    • Law Smith

      I am going.

  • http://twitter.com/WhatUpPete Pete Griffin

    Does anyone know how to register for this?

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      No advance registration at this time; once we have that information available it will be posted here.

  • Kitt

    So grateful for this Day!!! I look forward!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/darryl.coleman.589 Darryl Coleman

    I live in Northern NJ about two hours from Blue Cliff if anyone wants to stop here or a place to stay let me know we can ride together or you can come to my place and crash on the couch if you want!!

    • ron wallach

      hi darryl i will be visiting family in Livingston, with no car. i am registered for the day of mindfulness, and would love to find a way to this one day retreat. mahalo: ron

  • jscouse

    I will be traveling to the Sept 1 event from Norwich NY area. Does anyone need a ride?

  • ron wallach

    for darryl or anyone traveling from Northern NJ to ‘Day of Mindfulness’ on Sept 1,
    i am looking for a ride. I’ll be in Livingston visiting family.

  • Gabe Hernandez

    If anyone needs a ride from the Middletown train station, I can carry up to 3 passengers and I guess we could do more than one trip if there’s a need.

    • nhu ton

      Hi. My name is natalie. Is it possible if you give me a ride. Thanks a lot.

      • Gabe Hernandez

        Sure, let me know what time you’ll be there and I’ll pick you up. I signed in through my FB account, if you want to reach me that way.
        _/|_

    • Naz Fontanilla

      Hi – do you have room for another? I can arrive along with others at Middletown station.

  • Hajulie

    Traveling to Pine Bush from Philadelphia the Saturday before the event and leaving either sunday night or monday morning. Will most likely camp out somewhere or find someplace to stay. Have at least 1 extra seat in the car!

    • ssparksnj

      Hi. Do u still have an extra seat?

  • Acupuncture Susan

    I am hoping to come from Boston – anyone else this far north?

    • Sarah Sebren

      Hi – Glad to see someone else looking for carpooling in the area. I’m coming from RI. I could meet you west of Boston and we could carpool from there…

  • Giulia Paoletti

    Hi, is anyone coming from New York by car? any spot left? thanks!

    • http://www.drawnhungry.com Bing

      Hi, If no one has space would you be interested in sharing a rental together?

      • Giulia Paoletti

        Hi, sorry i just saw this message. would be happy to share a rental. I am not sure i will get the international driving licence in time. but i would be happy to share expenses etc…
        bing, if still interested, would you be fine driving?

        • Grace

          There are 3 of us (Bing/Pauline/Grace) sharing a rental. Would you like to join us?

          • Giulia Paoletti

            yes please. it would be really great! leaving from ny, right?

          • Grace

            New York City. What is your e-mail?

          • Giulia Paoletti
    • Grace

      If you are share a rental I would like to join you. 1 person. Happy to share expenses, but I don’t drive.

  • Melinda

    Is anyone looking for a ride share to the September 1st Day of Mindfulness at Blue Cliff in New York?

    • Grace

      I need a ride from NYC. Are you driving? Do you have space for one person?

      • Melinda

        I am driving from Lynchburg, VA

    • http://www.drawnhungry.com Bing

      I am also looking for a ride from NYC! I’m happy to help drive. Do you have a car?

      • Melinda

        Unfortunately i am not coming from NYC. I am coming from Lynchburg, VA

  • NYC48

    I’ll be driving to the 1 Day of Mindfulness from Hastings on Hudson in Westchester County, NY, if anyone needs a ride.

    • Vivien

      hi, I am travelling from Beacon NY — is that on the way for you? Shall we share a ride?

      Vivien

      • NYC48

        Unfortunately, it’s not on the way!

    • http://www.drawnhungry.com Bing

      I would be coming from the city. If I take the Metro North to the Hastings on Hudson station could you possibly pick me up?

    • Ellen

      Hi, I’m going from Hastings on Hudson too and would love to ride with you or I can drive.

      • NYC48

        That would be great – either way!

        • Ellen

          great, will be in touch at the end of the month. My phone is (914) 478-4714.

          • Ellen

            Hi, just checking in about Sunday. Seems the drive is 1.5 hours so we’ll need to leave at 6 am. I can drive if you like, and we could take another person. There’s a new drive board on the blue cliff website and I thought of posting there for a ride from lower Westchester for someone else. Thoughts?
            Ellen

    • Ellen

      Hi, just checking in about Sunday. Seems the drive is 1.5 hours so
      we’ll need to leave at 6 am. I can drive if you like, and we could take
      another person. There’s a new drive board on the blue cliff website
      and I thought of posting there for a ride from lower Westchester for
      someone else. Thoughts?
      Ellen

      • NYC48

        You know, I’m sorry to say that I’m thinking of not going now! The email from the monastery made me think it was going to be so crowded and hectic! So you should definitely post on the other website. I’ll make my decision and call you tonight!

        • Ellen

          Yes, it does look like a bit of a zoo…!

  • Grace

    Hi. Need a ride from NYC. One person. Happy to share expenses. Thanks.

    • http://www.drawnhungry.com Bing

      Hi, If no one has space would you be interested in sharing a rental together?

      • Grace

        Sure, if you’re comfortable driving a rental & it’s not too expensive. I don’t drive. Seems like there’s 3 of us. How can I contact both of you directly?

        • Pauline Leung

          I just saw the note that the day is full!! So unfortunately I can’t join… I wish you a great day on the 1st of sept..

          • Grace

            Actually, I am in the same situation. I read before that there was no preregistration. I thought I would check again after I got a ride…

          • Pauline Leung

            Hi Grace,
            what is your personal email address?
            Best

          • Grace

            Bluecliff said: just show up, so I will try to go. Please send me your contact info. if you are still interested.

          • Pauline Leung
          • Elena Callahan

            Hi there! I am desperately looking for a ride if you have any space left? My email is callahan.elena@gmail.com and my number is 240 432 5386. Thanks!
            Elena

          • Grace

            You can have my spot. I am going earlier. Someone will get back to you w/ details.

        • Pauline Leung

          Dear Grace and Bing. I can come after all. Please email me on my private email: leung.pwy@gmail.com so we can make the arrangements for the 3 of us. Thanks!

        • Naz Fontanilla

          Hi – wondering if you have space for one more from NYC? I am at nazfonta@gmail.com

          • Grace

            I don’t know…there’s already 4 of us. Someone will get back to you.

          • kim stetz

            hi naz. i have room. am sending you and email.

        • kim stetz

          does anyone on this thread still need a ride? i’ve rented a car and am driving up from the east village 6:00 AM Sunday. I’m not driving back to the city after so the ride will be one way. please email kim@kimstetz.com if interested. i’m asking for $20 a person.

      • Pauline Leung

        Hi Bing, so are up to rent a car with Grace and me and split the costs? Best

        • http://www.drawnhungry.com Bing

          Yes! Will email you later today

          • Leyla Desiree

            I would be happy to share the costs for the rental with you if you still have one space?

        • Leyla Desiree

          Please let me know in case there is still one space in your rental car!Thanks a lot.

          • Pauline Leung

            Hey Leyla,
            We currently are with 5 persons. However I’m not sure as one didn’t double confirm. Let me know your email address, so I can keep you posted! Best

          • Leyla Desiree

            Thank you so much for your efforts Pauline. This is my email nik_lsd@gmx.at
            Looking forward to hearing from you!

    • Pauline Leung

      Hi, I will come from NYC too. We could rent a car together?

      • Grace

        OK. Please see my reply to Bing.

    • Guest

      hi all. i’m in NYC and looking to share a ride. i can drive. i read the thread and not sure of the fin

  • http://www.drawnhungry.com Bing

    I am looking for a ride from NYC, I don’t have a car. I’m happy to help drive and pay for gas. I would also be interested in coordinating a rental group

  • Guest

    Looking for a carpool from Phila area. Planning to go up Fri or Sat and stay over somewhere. I can drive up myself but my pick-up only seats two.

    • ssparksnj

      Have u found accommodations. I’ve called a few places and they were booked. :(

  • Guest

    Looking for a ride from So Jersey/Phila area. Fri night or Sat is best. I have a vehicle but it only seats two.

    • ssparksnj

      Hi. I’m looking to go on Saturday. Can share ride. Live in NJ close to Philly.

  • Melinda

    I am driving from Central Virginia, Lynchburg, to be exact, if anyone needs a ride…

  • Claudia

    I will be driving up from Pleasantville, taking 9A to 9 and Bear Mountain Bridge. If anyone is heading up from Northern Westchester, esp. Croton or Peekskill, and would like to share ride from there, please let me know. Claudia M.

  • http://www.courtyardoceanfrontnorth.com/virginia-beach-courtyard-room-suites/ Courtyard Virginia Beach

    nice article……….

  • Pauline Leung

    I’m so sad that the day is full…:-(

  • Law Smith

    Ride Offered: From Ithaca, NY

  • http://www.courtyardoceanfrontnorth.com/virginia-beach-courtyard-room-suites/ Courtyard Virginia Beach

    nice article…….

  • Malimal

    Does anyone know of any extra tickets? I can drive from the Trenton Area.

  • Michelle Nguyen

    Hi, I understand registration for this event is closed. Could I still show up on that day or absolutely NO? Does anyone have an extra ticket?

  • Michelle Nguyen

    Just spoke to blue cliff that it is okay to show up on that day without registration.

  • suzannah glidden

    Claudia, Vivien!!!
    I’m in North Salem, would meet you in Croton on Harmon train station, Claudia, or in Beacon, Vivien, carpool from there. Please email me at suzannahglidden@optonline.net.
    Thanks! Suzannah

  • Emily Laing

    I am hoping very much to go, but was too late to register. If it turns out anyone cannot attend after all, please let me know, even if it is last minute. Thanks and peace.

    • kim stetz

      a few people noted that one can just show up without registration.

  • Leyla Desiree

    Dear All, I am looking for a ride from NYC to the day of Mindfulness and back. I will be happy to share gas of course and the costs for a rental car. I do not have a driving license. Please kindly contact me at nik_lsd@gmx.at
    Kind wishes,
    Leyla

  • kim stetz

    Hi everyone! I am driving up from NYC in a rental. I’m leaving from 12th and University at 6:00AM. The event starts at 9:30 and they suggested arriving by 7:30 if you are bringing a car. I am not driving back to the city when the day is over. Would be happy to drive anyone who needs a ride and will share expenses. Please email at kim@kimstetz.com

  • http://www.courtyardoceanfrontnorth.com/virginia-beach-courtyard-room-suites/ Courtyard Virginia Beach

    nice article………………..

  • Soup Stephen Williamson

    I could use a ride from NYC to DOM

  • Amapola

    Hi Vivien I’ll be coming down from Saugerties. I can stop by Beacon and we
    can ride together to BCM. Please let me know. dgduenas@yahoo.com

  • Marcie

    Just checking: will they be providing lunch or should I bring my own food?

    • http://kenleyneufeld.com Kenley Neufeld

      Lunch will be provided. :-)

      • Marcie

        Thank you!

  • Melinda

    Is anyone staying at the Microtel Inn in Middletown on 8/31/13. Would you like to share a ride to Blue Cliff on Sunday morning, 9/1/13?

    • Marcie

      Yes, I would possibly be interested, but I am not sure of my plans Sunday afterwards. Do you know what time it ends?

      • Melinda

        I believe at 4:00. They provide food.

        • Marcie

          I will be staying at Microtel Saturday night, but think I will go directly home after the DOM is finished. I’d be happy to give you a ride in the morning, but you would need to find a ride/taxi back after.

          • Melinda

            Hmmm…well, I will look around at the Microtel when I get there to see if anyone is coming back….if not, I probably should take my own car. Thanks though for the offer!

  • Keenan Walsh

    Hi, is there anyone still looking to share a ride from NYC? I won’t have a car (mine is being repaired) but I’m happy to help with gas!

  • kim stetz

    I have one space left in a rented car leaving the east village at 6:00 AM. Any takers? Please email me kimstetz@yahoo.com. The ride is one way.

  • Alex

    I know this is last minute, but I do have 3 spaces available in my car. I hadn’t been able to go, but now my plans changed. I have left messages on the ride share board, but am not getting responses. I am leaving from Westchester county however, which is a 40 minute trip on Metro North and there is a train leaving at that time Sunday morning for 9/1. Please call my cell at 917-806-3274.

  • Alex

    I still have 3 spaces available in my car for tomorrow. I’ll be leaving early a.m. from a Metro North station in Westchester county which is a 40 minute trip from Grand Central. There is a train available at that hour. Call me at 917-806-3274.

  • gable

    Anyone have an extra ticket/space? Wife is going and I waited to the last minute to get my ticket, now its sold out :(

    If you are registered and are not able to attend, please let me know.

    gerenzo at gmail dot com.

    Thanks!

  • Fred

    Hello, I was given a registration to tomorrow’s day of mindfulness and hoping to find a ride from NYC in the morning. Does anyone have an open spot? I’m happy to contribute for gas or a rental!