New York Events

Mindfulness Retreat – The Miracle of Mindfulness
August 31 – September 5 | Blue Cliff Monastery

This English retreat, with the theme The Miracle of Mindfulness, will be led by Thich Nhat Hanh’s community of monks and nuns. The event provides an opportunity to learn the art of mindfulness, to deepen your mindfulness training, and to taste the joy and peace of practicing as a community.

The retreat is open to all, including beginners, those who have previously attended retreats, and families with children. The nuns, monks and staff members will lead a mindfulness practice program for teens (ages 13-17) and children (6 to 12 years old). Children under 6 are welcome to join the retreat under the care of their parent. Retreat Info Sheet.

We welcome the participation of people from all backgrounds, regardless of ethnic origin, race, cultural background, socio-economic class, age, gender, sexual orientation, or physical ability.

Retreat fees include all retreat programs, housing, meals and transportation for those housed off-site. Housing options include dormitory, camping, and hotel options. Special pricing available for students, teens, and children.

Registration is available at Blue Cliff Monastery Registration 


Day of Mindfulness – Together, We Are One
September 6 | Blue Cliff Monastery

Join us for a day of mindfulness on 80 peaceful acres of woodland in the southern Catskill region. With the theme Together, We Are One, we invite you to come experience the miracle of mindfulness for yourself.

Registration is available at Blue Cliff Monastery Registration

September 10, 2015 Mindfulness Retreat for Journalists
New York, NY – the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia University

September 10, 2015 An Introduction to Mindfulness Practice
New York, NY – NYU Global Spiritual Life, New York University

September 10, 2015 Where Spirit Meets Action: Continuing the Legacy of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
New York, NY – Panel Discussion at ABC Home

September 11, 2015 Day of Mindfulness
New York, NY – Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University

September 11 Music of Mindfulness Concert
New York, NY – St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery

Public Talk – Mindfulness: Stop Waiting, Start Living
September 12 | The Town Hall

Join us for a talk entitled Mindfulness: Stop Waiting, Start Living by the senior monastics of Thich Nhat Hanh’s tradition. The evening’s program includes a guided meditation, chanting, a teaching on mindfulness and questions and answers.

The event starts at 7pm, doors open at 6:30pm. ASL translation available. The Town Hall is located at 123 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

Buy Tickets

  • General admission $28.50
  • Visit Ticketmaster or call 1-800-982-2787
  • Town Hall Box Office (starting August 22nd). Open 12-6pm Monday through Saturday or call 1-212-840-2824

September 12, New York Now: Mindfulness in the City
New York, NY – ABC Home

September 13 Mindfulness, Healing and Home: Book Launch & Conversation
New York, NY – ABC Home




As with all our retreats and 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.