Thich Nhat Hanh in North America to Nourish Great Togetherness

Nourishing Great Togetherness

In the late summer and fall of 2013, Thich Nhat Hanh will be traveling and teaching across North America with a delegation of monks and nuns. The tour includes six multi-day retreats, five public talks, six days of mindfulness, and one peace walk. The teachings will be primarily in English though the tour also includes two retreats in Vietnamese. The tour will begin on August 11 with a 5-day retreat at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.

All the tour events are open to any person regardless of experience; families and children are also welcome to attend. The fees vary from free to donation to hundreds of dollars (for the retreats). The fees help cover the cost of renting facilities, providing food and accommodations for attendees, and transportation for the delegation. Scholarships are available for all events, and people should communicate their real need when planning attendance – please contact each of the respective Centers for more information on scholarships (Blue Cliff is supporting the Ontario retreat). 

Tickets and registration for events will become available at various times throughout the coming months. The first events available will be on January 8 for the retreats at Deer Park Monastery in Escondido, California. Please check each of the respective events on this site for more detailed information. Here is a summary of all events as of today (January 3, 2013):


August 11-16, 2013 :: Mindfulness Retreat for Educators
St. Catharines, ON – Brock University

August 17, 2013 :: Public Talk
Toronto, ON – Sony Centre

East Coast

August 25-30, 2013 :: Mindfulness Retreat in English
Pine Bush, NY – Blue Cliff Monastery

September 1, 2013 :: Day of Mindfulness
Pine Bush, NY – Blue Cliff Monastery

September 7, 2013 :: Public Talk
New York City, NY

September 12, 2013 :: Day of Mindfulness
Boston, MA – Boston Park Plaza Hotel

September 14, 2013 :: Public Talk
Boston, MA – Trinity Church

September 15, 2013 :: Peace Walk
Boston, MA – Trinity Church


September 19-22, 2013 :: Vietnamese Retreat
Batesville, MS – Magnolia Grove Monastery

September 24-29, 2013 :: Mindfulness Retreat in English
Batesville, MS – Magnolia Grove Monastery

September 29, 2013 :: Day of Mindfulness
Batesville, MS – Magnolia Grove Monastery

West Coast

October 4-8, 2013 :: Vietnamese Retreat
Escondido, CA – Deer Park Monastery

October 11-16, 2013 :: Mindfulness Retreat in English
Escondido, CA – Deer Park Monastery

October 19, 2013 :: Public Talk
Pasadena, CA – Pasadena Civic Auditorium

October 20, 2013 :: Day of Mindfulness
Escondido, CA – Deer Park Monastery

October 26, 2013 :: Public Talk
Oakland, CA – Paramount Theatre

October 27, 2013 :: Vietnamese Day of Mindfulness
Watsonville, CA – Tu Viện Kim Sơn


Please follow this site throughout the year to learn more about the tour and how to prepare for the events. We encourage participants to share rides wherever possible in order to reduce the environmental aspect of traveling. Please use the commenting system for each event to make connections with other participants to offer rides and insights on reducing the impact.

16 thoughts on “Thich Nhat Hanh in North America to Nourish Great Togetherness

  1. This is one of those times when living in the center of Montana is unfortunate. Also, the tour locations make me believe that Thay doesn’t appreciate cold weather. =]

  2. We would love to see you in Vancouver again but understand that is important that you visits other areas like Toronto & St Catherine’s. All of the bear on your retreats & talks Thay & the wonderful brothers & sisters. Love ~ Awakening Presence of the Heart

  3. If there is any possibility of a date in the middle of the country, that would be a terrific addition, I think…thank you for your consideration…

  4. Glenn Cincala says:

    I am sorry to learn that Denver is not on the list; we are not near any place listed… It has been years- please come back to the Rocky Mountain region!

  5. Thank you Thay. I saw you in CA at Spirit Rock in 1993 or 1994. That day of mindfulness changed my whole life.I will see you on Sept 1 in Pine Bush, NY. We certainly need a coming together as one human family.

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