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Friday Social Tea

Date First Friday of the month
Time 6:00-6:30 pm
Location Namgyal Monastery
Instructor Resident Faculty
Cost Free, with recommended minimum donation of one dollar

On the first Friday of every month, Namgyal Monastery Institute of Buddhist Studies sponsors a free meditation instruction at 4:30 pm, followed by regular meditation at 5:15-6:00 PM, and a thirty-minute social tea from 6:00-6:30 pm.

The purpose of the tea is to provide an opportunity for people who attend evening meditation to learn more about Namgyal Monastery and to have an opportunity to meet the monks and others who also attend the evening meditations. In order to allow the monks to continue with their evening routine, the tea will conclude no later than 6:45 pm.

Those who wish to attend the tea are requested to also attend the evening meditation, which begins at 5:15 pm.


Although there is no fee for attendance at these events, the recommended minimum donation is one dollar. Donations help to cover the costs of maintaining the monastery and are greatly appreciated. Please place donations in the donation jar or box, located in the vestibule just outside the shrine room.


Please refrain from pointing your feet toward the altar when you are stretching your legs. Learn more about dharma etiquette.